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John Rosman


John Rosman is a digital producer at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He creates multimedia content for the news department and Think Out Loud. Previously, he worked as the digital editor at KPBS in San Diego and the social media editor for Fronteras Desk.

By way of metro Detroit, John is a graduate of the University of Oregon's School of Journalism. He's worked as an editor in television and film. But he found his passion for public radio during a long winter in a lonely hotdog stand.

His reporting has aired on Marketplace and The World and been published online at PBS NewsHour and Univision.

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Recent Articles

News | local | Think Out Loud

Represented: Addressing Child Sex Trafficking In Oregon

OPB | March 12, 2015 12:06 p.m.

In this second installment of our new series "Represented," we'll examine bills to curb child sex trafficking in the state. We're in the The Dalles, the home of the bills' sponsor, Republican representative John Huffman.

News | local | Science | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

How Powerful Is A 9.0 Earthquake?

OPB | March 9, 2015 9:31 a.m.

While there are many lessons Oregon can take away from the massive earthquake that struck Japan in 2011, one of the most basic is just how much more energy is released during a 9.0 compared to lesser magnitude earthquakes.

Think Out Loud

Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We're launching a new series called "Represented," where we'll look at some of the issues that matter most to Oregonians through the lens of the state's legislative districts.

News | Politics | Gov. Kitzhaber Resigns In Wake Of Ethics Scandal

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber's Legacy

OPB | Feb. 13, 2015 noon

In light of the governor's resignation, we sat down with political analyst Jim Moore to discuss the legacy and work left in four major political areas, healthcare, environment, education and business.

Think Out Loud

At Home With Polyamory

OPB | Feb. 4, 2015 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The second installment of our "At Home" series features two polyamorous couples living in Rock Creek.

NW Life | At Home: Conversations Inside Homes Across Oregon

At Home With Polyamory

OPB | Jan. 30, 2015 12:15 p.m.

In the second installment of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, two polyamorous couples living together in Rock Creek talk about why they've chosen this lifestyle.

NW Life | Think Out Loud

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We gathered in a bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.

NW Life | Politics | Think Out Loud

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 noon

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

Think Out Loud

At Home With Blindness

OPB | Dec. 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Our new series of conversations in homes across Oregon kicks off with Kitt Jordan, a blind man with a singular sense of style.

NW Life | At Home: Conversations Inside Homes Across Oregon

At Home With Blindness

OPB | Dec. 11, 2014 6 a.m.

Think Out Loud's new series At Home kicks off with Kitt Jordan, a man known around North Portland as “The Sheriff.”

Politics | Economy | NW Life | News | Cannabis Country: SW Oregon's Pot Economy

Pot Leaves Its Mark On The Applegate Valley Landscape

OPB | Dec. 9, 2014 9:19 a.m.

In another installment of "Cannabis Country," we visit southwest Oregon's Applegate Valley during the last marijuana harvest before legalization. We explore communities that have deep economic and cultural ties to marijuana.

News | Politics | Cannabis Country: SW Oregon's Pot Economy

Now That Pot’s Legal, Should Oregon End Medical Marijuana?

OPB | Nov. 5, 2014 8:45 p.m.

With the ushering in of legal recreational pot, what should happen to Oregon’s sprawling medical marijuana program, which has supplied Oregonians with pot for more than a decade?

News | Politics | Cannabis Country: SW Oregon's Pot Economy

Pot Legalization Measure Divides Marijuana Producers In Southwest Oregon

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014 6 a.m.

In the rural southwest Oregon communities where marijuana has been cultivated for 30 years, pot producers are divided by the state's recreational marijuana measure.

News | Politics

Three Takeaways From Kitzhaber, Richardson Debate

OPB | Oct. 10, 2014 6 a.m. | Portland

Democratic incumbent Gov. John Kitzhaber and Republican challenger Dennis Richardson debated on issues ranging from health care to racial equity Friday.

News | Arts

At The Heart Of Washington D.C.'s Newest National Monument Is Oregon Glass

OPB | Oct. 3, 2014 6 a.m.

On Sunday, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be dedicated — with the president on hand. The monument features an installation of glass walls made in Oregon.

Economy | local | News | Oregon's Working Poor

Living On The Line: The Benefits Cliff

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 midnight

As people living in poverty find jobs and begin to earn a wage, they face another challenge: the benefits cliff.

Economy | Family | NW Life | Parents | News | Oregon's Working Poor

An Endless Search For Housing For Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 midnight

In Central Oregon the rental market is especially challenging for low-income workers.

Economy | NW Life

Living On The Line: Stories Of Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 midnight

Oregonians share their stories about being working poor, people who are employed but still struggling come the end of the month.

Agriculture | local | News | Parents | NW Life | Economy | Oregon's Working Poor

Living On The Line In Oregon's Poorest County

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 midnight

In newly released Census figures, Oregon's poverty rate is more than 15 percent, the highest on the West Coast. Many of those people are working, but still struggling.

News | Environment | local

Portland's Willamette, Once Heavily Polluted, Now Home To A Swim Team

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 5:30 p.m. | Portland

A group called the River Huggers has been swimming the Willamette three times a week, and they say the water is cleaner than you think.