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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

News | local

Text 911 Set To Begin In Deschutes County

OPB | Dec. 11, 2016 midnight

Starting Dec. 12, Deschutes County 911 will begin taking emergency texts. Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah, Columbia and Washington state’s Clark County all take emergency texts already.

Technology | News | local | Politics

Audit: Oregon State Government Has Significant Lapses In Cybersecurity

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 12:31 p.m.

An audit released Wednesday shows significant cybersecurity lapses in Oregon government agencies.

local | Environment | Politics | News

Expanded Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Could Help Tourism, Hurt Loggers

OPB | Nov. 29, 2016 3:15 p.m.

Conservation groups are lobbying President Obama to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon.

local | Education | Health | News

Marion County Investigates Mumps Outbreak

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016 2:39 p.m.

While mumps is preventable through a vaccine, health officials said those infected in Marion County were not adequately vaccinated.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Prosecutors Weighing Whether To Move Forward With 2nd Malheur Trial

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016 10:02 a.m.

Federal prosecutors are weighing whether to continue with a trial set for February for the defendants who occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

News | local | Election | Politics | Nation

Could Trump Pop The West Coast's Liberal Bubble?

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016 3:25 p.m. | Portland

For a generation, the West Coast has been the nation’s epicenter of progressive politics. But progressive leaders are concerned Trump's administration could pop the long-standing liberal bubble.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Ryan Payne's Attorneys Focus On Informant Details To Reverse Guilty Plea

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016 2:24 p.m.

In a court filing Friday, Ryan Payne’s attorneys said the government didn’t provide their client with key information before he pleaded guilty.

News | local | Election | Politics

ACLU Of Oregon Tells Portland Mayor 'Do Not Dismiss The Protests'

OPB | Nov. 15, 2016 12:35 p.m. | Portland

In an open letter, the ACLU of Oregon tells Mayor Charlie Hales, “We fully rebuke both your calls for the protests to end and your statement that protest cannot affect change in our democracy.”

News | local | Politics | Election 2016

Oregon Senators Call Trump Strategist A 'White Nationalist'

OPB | Nov. 14, 2016 6:15 p.m.

Oregon’s two U.S. senators have condemned President-elect Donald Trump’s appointment of a key member to his incoming administration: former Breitbart News CEO Steve Bannon as chief strategist.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 12: The Aftermath

OPB | Nov. 3, 2016 4:09 p.m.

A week after the verdict was delivered in the trial of the Malheur refuge occupiers, we discuss the consequences of the acquittal of the Bundy brothers and five other defendants.

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

All 7 Defendants Found Not Guilty In Refuge Occupation Trial

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016 4 p.m. | Portland

Ammon and Ryan Bundy have been found not guilty of conspiracy. Their five co-defendants Jeff Banta, Shawna Cox, David Fry, Kenneth Medenbach and Neil Wampler have all been found not guilty as well. 

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Update: Juror Dismissed For Possible Bias

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland

After juror No. 4 questioned the impartiality of juror No. 11 in the Malheur refuge case, the prosecution, defense and judge agreed to dismiss the former federal worker.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Court Agrees To Dismiss Juror No. 11 In Malheur Trial

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016 8:31 a.m. | Portland

He’s a former Bureau of Land Management employee who told other jurors “I am very biased” during their deliberations. 



News | local

Former Portland Police Chief Indicted For Shooting Friend On Hunting Trip

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 4:45 p.m.

Former Portland Police Chief Larry O’Dea was indicted Tuesday by a grand jury for shooting his friend during a hunting trip in Harney County earlier this year.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Juror Questioned Over Bias Continues In Malheur Case For Now

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 1:20 p.m. | Portland

U.S. District Court Judge Anna Brown said she won't immediately dismiss a juror in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation trial, after that person was questioned about personal bias.

News | local | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy Supporters Rally Outside Federal Courthouse As Jury Deliberates

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 6:45 p.m.

Jurors in the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge trial deliberated for a second day without reaching a verdict. Outside the federal courthouse, Bundy supporters gathered Monday.

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

Refuge Occupier Ryan Payne Explains Why He Wants To Reverse Guilty Plea

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 6:30 p.m.

In an interview from prison, Ryan Payne explains why he's trying to reverse his guilty plea.  

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Jury Deliberations In Malheur Occupation Trial Resume Monday

OPB | Oct. 23, 2016 11:03 a.m. | Portland

The jury began discussing the case on Thursday before leaving for the weekend.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Ep. 10: Jury Deliberation

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 5:43 p.m. | Portland

The trial of seven Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers is now in the hands of the jury.  

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Occupation Trial Goes To Jury

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 12:03 p.m. | Portland

Ryan Bundy echoed the statements of his brother Ammon’s attorney, Marcus Mumford, in calling on the jury to be a check on what the Bundys see as federal overreach.