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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

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

4 Lessons From An Unprepared Couple Living Off Emergency Supplies

OPB | May 21, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The Johnsons are like many households in the state; they know a megaquake is coming, but they are not prepared. Here are four takeaways from a weekend the Johnsons spent living off their emergency supplies.

NW Life | Politics | News

Uber's Wheelchair-Accessible Option In Portland Doesn't Work 9 to 5

OPB | May 18, 2015 4:30 p.m.

Uber's service appears to fall short of the city's requirement that transportation app companies provide equitable service to people with disabilities, including those in wheelchairs.

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

The 1st Preparedness Commandment: Know Thy Neighbor

OPB | May 17, 2015 6:02 p.m.

Community can be just as important to emergency planning as food and water supplies.

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

Living Off Your Quake Kit: Family And Faith-Oriented Couple Study Prep To Help Community

OPB | May 14, 2015 midnight

Ed and Sara Johnson are a Southeast Portland couple who work in the medical field. Though they have talked a bit about disaster preparation, they say they've never had a firm plan in place.

Think Out Loud

Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Think Out Loud

At Home At Mitchell School

OPB | April 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The public boarding school in tiny Mitchell, Oregon includes students from Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, and Poland.

Think Out Loud

Represented: Data Centers and Taxation In Central Oregon

OPB | April 7, 2015 12:06 p.m.

In this third installment of our series "Represented," we look at the impact of data centers in Central Oregon, and a bill to change the taxation structure for the companies that run them.

Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With 'Going Clear' Author Lawrence Wright

OPB | April 3, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We revisit our conversation with Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for the New Yorker and author of "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief."

local | Food | Think Out Loud

TOL In The Tub: Chef Cooks Signature Dish In Hot Tub

OPB | April 1, 2015 12:45 p.m.

We kick off "TOL in the Tub," our new series exploring important issues from hot tubs across the state. It starts in Southeast Portland, with the celebrated chef Miranda Bjornsen.

local | News | 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.

Science | local | News | 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.

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.

Politics | local | News

Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 11:15 a.m.

We look into issues surrounding police relations in north and northeast Portland, and how proposed legislation might affect residents and officers.

Politics | News | 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.”