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Conrad Wilson


Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

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

Land | local | News | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors Show Signs Of Lessons Learned From 1st Malheur Trial

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 1:36 p.m. | Portland

Opening statements got underway Tuesday for the trial of the second group of defendants charged in connection with the 2016 armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ammon Bundy's Attorney Will Go Before Judge Over Stun Gun Incident

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 2 p.m. | Portland

A federal judge ruled Thursday that Ammon Bundy’s former attorney Marcus Mumford will go to trial before a judge, not a jury.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Seated In 2nd Malheur Trial

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 4:45 p.m. | Portland

Twelve jurors and four alternates from around Oregon will hear the case and ultimately decide the fate of the four defendants on trial.

Nation | Communities | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Selection Gets Underway In 2nd Malheur Refuge Trial

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 12:29 p.m. | Portland

Jury selection in the second trial of those who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in 2016 is underway at the federal courthouse in downtown Portland.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

What Led To The Acquittal Of Ammon Bundy And 6 Others? 2 Jurors Explain

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Portland

Last fall, seven of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty of all of the major charges in the case.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Selection In 2nd Malheur Refuge Trial Set To Begin

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:06 a.m. | Portland

Jury selection in a second trial stemming from last year's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon gets underway Tuesday.

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Multnomah County Considering Action To Prevent Courthouse Immigration Arrests

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

Multnomah County could soon ask to have courthouses fall under an immigration designation known as a “sensitive locations,” similar to schools, hospitals and places of worship.

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Oregon Man Files $5 Million Suit Against Boy Scouts For Sexual Abuse

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:48 p.m. | Portland

A 50-year-old Portland-area man filed a $5 million lawsuit Thursday against the Boy Scouts of America, alleging he was sexually abused by his former scoutmaster.

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'We Beat You': Northwest Leaders Cheer Court Ruling On Travel Ban

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 5:26 p.m. | Portland

“I just saw a tweet from the president,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said. “He said ‘see you in court.’ Well, Mr. President, we just saw you in court and we beat you."

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Fireworks, Rocky Start For 2nd Malheur Refuge Trial

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 2:22 p.m. | Portland

The four defendants slated to go to trial for their alleged roles in the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were in court Tuesday for pretrial hearings.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

3 Malheur Occupiers Plead Guilty

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 11:21 a.m. | Portland

Three defendants pleaded guilty in Portland for their roles in last year’s occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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Arrestos En Oregon Crea Interrogantes Acerca De La Protección De Ciudades Santuario

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 5:16 p.m. | Portland

La Oficina del alguacil del Condado Multnomah, confirmó el martes, que abrió una investigación sobre un incidente en el que un oficial del alguacil podría haber ayudado a agentes de Inmigración y Aduanas a detener a una persona que vive ilegalmente en el país.

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4 Of 7 Refuge Occupiers Set To Appear In Second Trial Will Plead Guilty

OPB | Feb. 3, 2017 12:04 p.m. | Portland

Four of the seven defendants in the second Malheur Refuge trial are scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges.

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Oregon Arrest Raises Questions About Sanctuary City Protections

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 9:56 p.m. | Portland

The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Tuesday it has opened an investigation into an incident in which a sheriff’s deputy may have assisted federal immigration officers.

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Oregon Public Defenders Objecting To Citizenship Question During Pleas

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 1:26 p.m. | Portland

Public defenders in two of Oregon’s largest — and politically liberal — counties are trying to change the way guilty pleas are handled, following President Donald Trump’s immigration order.

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ICE Confirma Los Temores De Funcionarios Locales Sobre Detenciones De Inmigrantes En La Corte De Justicia

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 8:45 p.m. | Portland

El anuncio de arrestos de inmigrantes en el tribunal del condado Multnomah confirma los temores de funcionarios públicos y activistas pro-inmigrantes. 

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ICE Confirms Portland Officials' Fears About Immigration Arrests At Courthouse

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 7:15 p.m. | Portland, Oregon

The announcement of immigration arrests at the Multnomah County Courthouse confirms the fears of public officials and immigration activists.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Rules Jury Won't Hear Lesser Charges In 2nd Malheur Trial

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 5:22 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown ruled the misdemeanor charges defendants face in the second Malheur Refuge trial won’t be heard by the jury, but rather in a separate trial before a judge.

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Oregon FBI Leader: Agency Will Remain Apolitical Under Trump

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017 4:01 p.m. | Portland

The former top FBI agent in Oregon said police need to do more to engage with their communities, especially as anti-government sentiment has become part of national discourse.

Nation | Environment | Politics | local | News

Former SW Washington Lawmaker Aids Trump Team In Pro-Pipeline Decisions

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017 12:59 p.m. | Portland

White House advisor and former Washington state Sen. Don Benton is part of the team implementing the president’s agenda at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.