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News Roundtable 9-21-18

We talk about some of the big stories of the week with our news roundtable: former civil rights director with the Oregon Department of Justice, Erious Johnson; Christy George, an editor for the Northwest News Network; and Jim Pasero, Principal for public affairs company Third Century Solutions.

Measure 105

This November, Oregon voters will weigh in a ballot measure that would repeal the state's 31-year-old sanctuary law, which prohibits state and local law enforcement from investigating or apprehending people whose only violation is that they're in violation of federal immigration law. We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 105.

Eugene's World Champion Weightlifter

Four weightlifters from Eugene competed in the World Masters Weightlifting Championship in Barcelona this August. Three of them returned with gold medals in their age and weight class. We're talking with World Masters Champion Melissa Doherty about what competitive Olympic weightlifting looks like at 56 years old.

What $2.5 Million Will Do For Outside In's Youth Clients

The nonprofit Outside In, which primarily focuses on homeless youth, just got a $2.5 million dollar grant that will enable it to triple the number of youth who get counseling and other services. We talk with a client, Makaya Caldwell; Outside In's clinical services manager, Amanda Atenucci; and Karen Cellarius, a senior researcher at PSU brought in to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the nonprofits' programs.

Hospital Safety Toolkit

A recently released toolkit aims to prevent violence against hospital staff. We talk with Philip Schmidt, spokesman for the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, and Elaine LaRochelle, Director of Facilities at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande.

PSU Indigenous Nations Studies Degree

Portland State University will offer a bachelor's degree in Indigenous Nations and Native American studies this year. It's the first of its kind in Oregon. We'll hear what this means from Ted Van Alst, the director of the program.

Report Says Oregon Teachers Deserve A Raise

A report released this week from a progressive think tank found that public school teachers in Oregon earn less than private sector workers with similar levels of education and experience. The Oregon Center for Public Policy's analysis controlled for teachers' time off in the summer by comparing weekly wages rather than annual income. Policy analyst Daniel Hauser joins us to discuss the findings.

Student Dress Codes

Portland Public Schools' dress code is being adopted by schools around the country in a push to make dress codes more fair for girls and marginalized students. The Oregon chapter of the National Organization for Women developed the model dress code that was used at Portland Public Schools. Former Oregon NOW President Lisa Frack joins us.

Portrait Of A Fire Camp

What makes it possible for firefighters to do the work they do? A very well-organized incident command team sets up a small city on the edge of the wilderness.

REBROADCAST: Author Renee Watson

Author Renée Watson won two awards from the American Library Association this year for her young adult novel "Piecing Me Together," which was based on her experiences growing up in Portland. Watson joins us to talk about "Piecing Me Together" and her latest book, "Betty Before X." We listen back to our interview with her from February.

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