KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest

October 25, 2019

Three scientists from Portland State University along with KGW's Chief Meteorologist Matt Zaffino discussed the impact climate change is having on the Pacific Northwest. 

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on student loan debt

Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on student loan debt

October 18, 2019

Student loan debt in 2019 is at the highest points its ever been. Oregon Rep. Suzanne Bonamici and talks about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, and is joined by Kristen Fouts, currently working as a teacher who was one of the few to get her student loan forgiven through the program. 

Lines for Life’s CEO Dwight Holton and YouthLine Crisis Line Director Emily Moser

Lines for Life’s CEO Dwight Holton and YouthLine Crisis Line Director Emily Moser

October 14, 2019

Lines for Life CEO Dwight Holton and Lines for Life YouthLine Crisis Line Director Emily Moser discuss the crisis, resources for prevention and erasing the stigma of suicide. This episode originally aired on KGW News on April 7, 2019.

Sen. Ron Wyden and former Sen. Gordon Smith on mental health

Sen. Ron Wyden and former Sen. Gordon Smith on mental health

October 4, 2019

For the first time in more than a decade, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith made a join appearance. The Republican and Democrat were in town for the Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award dinner sponsored by the Oregon chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.