KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Fighting hunger in Oregon and Washington

Fighting hunger in Oregon and Washington

February 28, 2020

According to the Oregon Food Bank, one in nine people in Oregon and Washington face food insecurity. Oregon Food Bank CEO Susannah Morgan hopes there comes a time when her job is no longer necessary.

What trees can tell us about climate change

What trees can tell us about climate change

February 20, 2020

Local experts explain how trees can help us prepare for a warming climate. Laural Porter is joined by KGW Meteorologist Matt Zaffino, Reed College Professor Dr. Aaron Ramirez, and Portland State University associate professors Dr. Paul Loikith and Dr. Todd Rosenstiel. 

How Inside Woodlawn teaches us about a lot more than a Portland elementary school

How Inside Woodlawn teaches us about a lot more than a Portland elementary school

February 13, 2020

Investigative reporter Cristin Severance, and photojournalists Gene Cotton and Kurt Austin, are spending the school year telling stories about Woodlawn Elementary's students, staff and parents. It's a project providing insight into not only education in Portland, but also the community's history and a glimpse at where it might be headed.

Strengthening domestic violence laws

Strengthening domestic violence laws

February 7, 2020

Tiffany Hill was shot and killed by her estranged husband in front of her children in November 2019. Now, Washington lawmakers and victims’ advocates are working together to stop what happened to Hill from happening to anyone else. Laural Porter is joined by Vancouver Police detective Tanya Wollstein, Washington State Rep. Sharon Wylie (D-Vancouver) and victims advocate Michelle Bart.

Senate leaders on new Cap and Trade Bill

Senate leaders on new Cap and Trade Bill

February 3, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Ginny Burdick and Senate Minority Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. join Laural Porter to discuss the upcoming legislative session, and why Democrats think their new version of the Cap and Trade Bill could pass this session.

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