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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

Music | Education | Arts | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

Oregon's Great Jazz Teacher On Education And Race

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Thara Memory sits down for a wide-ranging — and at times feisty — conversation on race, education and jazz.

History | Education | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

Can You Pass Our Oregon History Test?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

We created an Oregon history pop quiz — can you pass?

Health | NW Life | Environment | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

The Best River Hangouts In Oregon And Southwest Washington

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Help us build a map of the best river hangouts in Oregon and southwest Washington.

History | Environment | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.

History | Environment | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

An Introduction To Oregon's Incredible Rivers

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

We’re kicking off our inaugural Greetings From The Northwest with a look at Oregon’s rivers.

NW Life | News | Environment | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

How Oregon Rivers Carried Millions Of Trees

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Trucks carry most of Oregon's lumber out of the woods on forest roads. But before that was possible, the timber industry primarily relied on the river — some of which are still recovering.

NW Life | News | Environment | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

Wait, Can I Swim In That River Dividing Portland?

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Your friends say swimming in the Willamette around Portland is disgusting. Are they right?

NW Life | Environment | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

The Top 5 Rivers You Must Experience This August

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Author and Oregon river expert Tim Palmer shares his top five picks for trips, hikes and rides to take this summer.

Economy | News | NW Life | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake?

Be Prepared For, Not Scared Of 'The Really Big One'

OPB | July 17, 2015 2:10 p.m. | PORTLAND, Ore.

The New Yorker article “The Really Big One” triggered a wave of emotional reactions across our region. Now state officials want us to stop worrying and start getting ready.

Music | local | Arts | News

5 Picks For 2015 Portland Waterfront Blues Festival

OPB | July 2, 2015 2:30 p.m. | Portland

Dave Christensen, program director of opbmusic, shares five picks for the 2015 Waterfront Blues Festival.

Think Out Loud

Represented: Marijuana In Southern Oregon

OPB | June 17, 2015 12:06 p.m.

How will recreational marijuana legalization affect the residents of southern Oregon, where pot is a major cash crop?

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

Do You Know How To Turn Off Your Main Gas Line?

OPB | June 4, 2015 12:15 p.m. | Portland

With earthquakes on the mind, here's a pop-quiz: Do you know where your gas shut-off is? In case of an emergency, could you safely turn it off?

News | local | 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 | News | Politics

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.

News | local | 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.

News | local | 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."