KGW’s Straight Talk with Laural Porter
Climate change and Oregon’s historic wildfires

Climate change and Oregon’s historic wildfires

September 25, 2020

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 moving forward. Maggie Vespa fills in for Laural Porter.

Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail set to open as homeless shelter

Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail set to open as homeless shelter

September 18, 2020

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 on. They’re on the brink of opening the never-used Wapato Jail facility in North Portland as a homeless shelter newly branded as the Bybee Lakes Hope Center. Schnitzer and Evans shared their story this week on KGW’s Straight Talk.

Portland activist Cameron Whitten, Reed College professor Paul Gronke

Portland activist Cameron Whitten, Reed College professor Paul Gronke

September 4, 2020

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 election night that could potentially extend into days.

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