KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Is the trade industry in Oregon strong?

Is the trade industry in Oregon strong?

December 20, 2019

We're joined by Eco Northwest President John Tapogna, Executive Director of PNW International Trade Association Maria Isabel Ellis, and Executive Director of Port of Portland Curtis Robinhold to talk about the health of imports/exports in Oregon, including agriculture and the industry-leading companies like Intel. 

Addiction Treatment and Recovery, with Heidi Wallace and Carrie Bates of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Addiction Treatment and Recovery, with Heidi Wallace and Carrie Bates of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

December 13, 2019

Heidi Wallace and Carrie Bates from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation join Laural Porter to talk about addiction and recovery. The holidays can be a difficult time for people who struggle with substance abuse. Heidi and Carrie talk about the importance of treatment and offer resources for those who need help. Carrie also discusses her own personal journey from gold medal-winning Olympic swimmer to alcoholic, and how treatment and recovery has changed her life.

 
Rep. Tiffany Mitchell on donating a kidney

Rep. Tiffany Mitchell on donating a kidney

December 6, 2019

Laural Porter is joined by Oregon State Rep. Tiffany Mitchell, a living kidney donor, and Leslie Brock, executive director of Donate Life Northwest. They discussed Mitchell's donation, as well as how a new law in Oregon could make it easier for others to become living donors.