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COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon and concern for holi...
On this week's episode, Laural Porter takes a look at the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon. She's joined by the CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS), Becky Hultberg, and the chief executive of Providence Portland Medical Cente...
25 min
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2020's impact on Street Roots and Portland busi...
In this week's episode of Straight Talk with Laural Porter, she talks with Street Roots executive director Kaia Sand and staff members Raven Drake and Gary Barker about how the nonprofit, which supports the homeless, has been getting by during the pandem...
25 min
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Oregon nonprofit sees success in getting women ...
The first Black member and first Muslim member of the Washington County Commission and Mayors-elect of West Linn and Beaverton went through Emerge Oregon training. Emerge Oregon counts among its successful graduates, Oregon Labor Commissioner Val Hoyle, ...
24 min
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Portland Commissioner-elect Mingus Mapps; Gresh...
On this week's episode of Straight Talk, Laural Porter is joined by Portland Commissioner-elect Mingus Mapps, who talks about his victory and what he hopes city council can achieve moving forward. Laural is also joined by Travis Stovall and Eddy Morales,...
24 min
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Oregon's 4th District: Peter DeFazio v. Alek Sk...
Longtime Democratic Congressman Peter DeFazio is facing Republican challenger Alek Skarlatos in a race that has received national attention.
24 min
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Washington congressional race: Herrera Beutler ...
Southwest Washington's 3rd Congressional District holds the unique distinction of being the only district touching the Pacific Ocean that is held by a Republican. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler has served the district since 2010 and is hoping to win a sixth ...
24 min
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Portland mayoral debate: Wheeler vs. Iannarone
 In a Portland mayoral debate hosted by KGW and the Oregonian, incumbent Ted Wheeler tried to make his case to voters to let him lead the city for four more years, while challenger Sarah Iannarone pushed for progressive policies and a fresh start in loc...
55 min
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Portland City Council runoff race: Eudaly vs. M...
For Portlanders, one of the most important issues on the ballot is the runoff election for city council between incumbent Chloe Eudaly and challenger Mingus Mapps. We talk with both candidates about how they can help tackle Portland's biggest issues.
24 min
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Climate change and Oregon’s historic wildfires
This week on Straight Talk, three associate professors at Portland State University, Paul Loikith, Max Nielson-Pincus and Andres Holz, analyze the historic wildfires that devastated parts of Oregon, climate change’s role in the fires and what can be done...
24 min
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Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail set to open a...
Two men. One dream. Their partnership could mean a new beginning for hundreds of people living on the streets of Portland. Jordan Schnitzer and Alan Evans, the CEO of the nonprofit Helping Hands, are about to do something most everyone else had given up ...
24 min
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Portland activist Cameron Whitten, Reed College...
In this week’s episode of Straight Talk with Laural Porter, Portland activist Cameron Whitten says Portlanders should be asking when the suffering of their Black neighbors will end. Also, Reed College professor Paul Gronke says to get ready for a long el...
24 min
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Strategies to navigate work and school from home
As the pandemic stretches into six months, more than two-thirds of employees working from home are experiencing symptoms of burnout, according to a survey from online employment platform Monster. The problem seems to be growing. The number of people repo...
25 min
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Portland commissioner-elect Dan Ryan, businessm...
This week's guests include Dan Ryan, who this week won a special election to fill the late Nick Fish's seat on Portland City Council. He discusses the ongoing protests and what he hopes to bring to the council. Also, Portland businessman and philanthropi...
24 min
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Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone on p...
Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone positions herself as a more progressive alternative to incumbent Mayor Ted Wheeler, who is seeking his second term. She's made police accountability a major part of her platform, and has joined protesters on num...
24 min
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Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on protests, federal...
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler was once overheard saying he couldn't wait for the next 24 months to be over, and the end of his first term as mayor. That was in November 2018 after a health coalition forum where he was heckled. Fast forward to today and bein...
24 min
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Loretta Smith, Dan Ryan make their case for Por...
Portland voters will decide between longtime political insider Loretta Smith and political newcomer Dan Ryan, who calls himself a change agent, as the next commissioner on Portland City Council. The winner in the Aug. 11 special election will take the la...
24 min
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Commissioner Hardesty on Portland protests, pol...
For the first time, Portland City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty said she is open to heading up the Portland Police Bureau. Traditionally, the mayor has taken on that role, and Mayor Ted Wheeler currently heads the bureau. Hardesty, who is pushing for poli...
24 min
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Where Oregon stands in the coronavirus pandemic
All of Oregon has begun gradual reopening over the last month. At the same time, cases of COVID-19 have also increased to their highest levels during the months-long pandemic. Dr. Dean Sidelinger from the Oregon Health Authority analyzes where Oregon is ...
24 min
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COVID-19 in Oregon’s prisons, and food insecuri...
In this week’s episode of Straight Talk, we examine the impact COVID-19 is having on Oregon’s prisons, and calls to release inmates to reduce the risk of transmission. We also take a look at how the pandemic is affecting food insecurity. KGW anchor Maggi...
25 min
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Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici on why child car...
No child care. No economic recovery. That's the bottom line for Oregon first district Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici when it comes to reopening the economy and recovering from the pandemic. Bonamici was a guest this week on KGW's current affairs show, "S...
24 min
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Sen. Jeff Merkley on George Floyd's death, coro...
In this week's Straight Talk with Laural Porter, Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley addresses George Floyd's death, the protests across the country and the coronavirus pandemic. He's proposing a bill that would create a national database to keep track of police of...
25 min
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Multnomah Co. DA-elect Mike Schmidt, homeless s...
On this week’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter, Multnomah County District Attorney-elect Mike Schmidt discusses reform he would like to see in the criminal justice system and reacts to the death of George Floyd. Then, Laural shifts to the passage of a h...
24 min
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Kurt Schrader, Mark Gamba make final pitches in...
Oregon's primary is on May 19. One of the big races is the Democratic primary for Oregon's fifth congressional district. Rep. Kurt Schrader is seeking reelection but faces challenger Milwaukie Mayor Mark Gamba. The two make their case to voters on this w...
24 min
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During pandemic, communities asked to be watchf...
The non-profit, Prevent Child Abuse Oregon, a chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America, is working to try to help stabilize and support Oregon families, and protect children at risk for abuse and neglect during the coronavirus pandemic.The PCAO executive d...
11 min
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Secretary of State candidate Jamie McLeod Skinner
This week, former congressional candidate Jamie McLeod Skinner joins host Laural Porter to talk about her qualifications for Oregon Secretary of State, which is next in succession to the governor. McLeod Skinner is one of three democrats vying for the po...
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