KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Providence Health doctors on tackling opioid epidemic

Providence Health doctors on tackling opioid epidemic

September 30, 2019

An average of 5 Oregonians a week die from opioid abuse, and Providence Health is taking steps to battle the addiction crisis. KGW's Laural Porter is joined by Providence doctors Shorin Nemeth and Jeremy Lynn, as well as Nancy Collins, a chronic pain patient who has used opioids in the past. 

Megan Bigelow of PDX Women in Tech

Megan Bigelow of PDX Women in Tech

September 20, 2019

KGW's Laural Porter is joined by Megan Bigelow of PDX Women in Tech. The pair discusses Portland's technology sector, which is predominantly led by white men, PDXWIT was founded to encourage those who identify as women, non-binary and the under-represented to join the sector. NOTE: We apologize for some audio issues in this episode.

Interim PSU President Stephen Percy on his vision for the university

Interim PSU President Stephen Percy on his vision for the university

September 13, 2019

KGW's Laural Porter talked with interim Portland State President Stephen Percy ahead of the new school year. They discussed the tumultuous few years at PSU under the previous president and how he plans to provide steady leadership. President Percy also shared his thoughts on the calls for change to campus security and the rising cost of tuition. This episode originally aired on KGW Sept. 14, 2019.

Rep. Blumenauer on housing, climate change and marijuana legalization

Rep. Blumenauer on housing, climate change and marijuana legalization

September 8, 2019

Rep. Earl Blumenauer spoke with KGW’s Laural Porter about his call for the federal government to help in the housing crisis, why he’s calling for a climate emergency, and why he thinks marijuana could be legalized nationwide in the upcoming Congressional session. This episode originally aired on KGW.