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Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, covering Southwest Washington based in Vancouver.

Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on Marketplace and NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.

Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.

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Recent Articles

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Defense Gets Off To Rocky Start In Oregon Standoff Trial

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 11:12 a.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown grew visibly frustrated during the initial proceedings as it was unclear who on the defense would call the first witnesses.

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'This Land Is Our Land': The Government Rests Its Case

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Portland

On Tuesday, the U.S. government rested its case against seven defendants charged in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Prosecution Rests In Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016 8:04 a.m. | Portland

The prosecution rested its case in the trial of seven occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Tuesday afternoon.

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Prosecution In Oregon Standoff Trial Turns Its Case To Guns

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016 5:30 a.m. | Portland

The FBI seized dozens of guns from the refuge, and the prosecution is expected to present some of them in court. 

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'This Land Is Our Land': The Movement Bigger Than The Bundys

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 5:29 p.m.

OPB's Conrad Wilson and the Oregonian/OregonLive's Maxine Bernstein update us on the week in court. Then we learn about the so-called Patriot Movement that goes far beyond the Bundy family.

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Outside Looking In: Rancher Describes His View Of The Malheur Occupation

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 6:57 a.m. | Portland

Harney County rancher Andy Dunbar had perhaps one of the best views of the 41-day occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He lives right next to it.

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'This Land Is Our Land': The Government’s Secret Informant

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 7:57 p.m.

In this episode of "This Land Is Our Land," we hear about a major revelation in court: the government had an informant embedded with Ammon Bundy and other leaders of the occupation.

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Informant Tipped Off OSP On Day Of Arrests Of Several Malheur Occupation Leaders

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 7:13 a.m. | Portland

An informant tipped off Oregon State Police that Malheur occupation leaders were traveling to John Day, Oregon, on Jan. 26, according to information revealed Wednesday in court.

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Ammon Bundy Had $8K In Cash On Him At Time Of Arrest

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 7:38 a.m. | Portland

The leader of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation had more than $8,000 in cash on him at the time of his arrest, according to testimony heard Tuesday.

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'This Land Is Our Land': Refuge Employees Testify And Contested Bundy Interview

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 8:26 p.m.

On our new episode of "This Land Is Our Land," we have a piece of evidence the government wants the jury to hear but the defense doesn’t.

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Refuge Employees, Occupation Supporter Take Stand In Malheur Refuge Trial

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 12:21 p.m. | Portland

The testimony of two Malheur National Wildlife Refuge employees on Monday offered firsthand accounts of how work on the refuge was affected during the 41-day takeover of the grounds.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 5: Going Back To Harney County

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 4:22 p.m.

We return to Harney County to hear how closely residents are following the trial of the refuge occupiers, and to find out how the community is healing seven months after the last occupier was arrested.

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Manager of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Testifies At Trial

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016 11:22 a.m. | Portland

The testimony lasted between 4 and 5 hours, with Karges providing a sense of what the refuge looked like before the occupiers arrived and how it looked after the occupation ended.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: First Witnesses

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 7:24 p.m.

OPB's Conrad Wilson reports on the first witnesses to take the stand in the Malheur refuge trial: Harney County Sheriff Dave Ward and a man who was at the refuge on the day the armed protestors began their occupation.

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Threat Against Harney County Sheriff Described In Testimony

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 12:52 p.m. | Portland

One of the more stunning moments during the trial of seven people accused of occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge came from Lt. Brian Needham of the Harney County Sheriff's Office.

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Harney County Sheriff, Refuge Manager To Testify Wednesday At Malheur Occupation Trial

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016 8:36 a.m. | Portland

Harney County Sheriff David Ward takes the stand Wednesday morning as the first witness for the prosecution, and the jury could also hear from refuge manager Chad Kargas before the day is over.

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'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Opening Statements

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 8:15 p.m.

OPB reporter Conrad Wilson was in court to hear the opening statements from the federal government and the defense in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial.

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Opening Statements Conclude In Malheur Trial

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 1:15 p.m. | Portland

Opening statements wrapped up Tuesday afternoon in a federal courtroom in Portland where the trial of seven people who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge is underway.

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Opening Statements Begin Tuesday In Malheur Refuge Case

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016 7 a.m.

Opening arguments begin Tuesday for seven people accused of conspiring to occupy the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Here's what to expect.

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Judge Rules Prosecutors Can Use Facebook Evidence In Malheur Refuge Trial

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016 9:38 a.m.

In a written ruling, Judge Anna Brown says prosecutors can use Facebook evidence collected from the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.