Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Foden-Vencil started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in publications as varied as The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Salem Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
Kristian has won a Peabody along with awards from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Capitol Reporters and Editors. He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
Usually, the more competitive a market, the lower the price. But that hasn't happened over the last couple of decades for multiple sclerosis drugs.
The group that helped dramatically reduce the number of early elective births in Oregon, is now turning its attention to C-sections.
April 15th is tax day. But only a quarter of Oregonians have made their final tax payment so far. That means economists still aren't sure Oregonians will see a kicker this year.
Oregon's unemployment rate has fallen below the national average for the first time in 19 years. That's good news for the economy, but not everybody appears to be benefiting.
The state's unemployment rate was 5.4 percent in March, the first time it has fallen below the national average in 19 years.
A couple of dozen Oregonians are headed to Japan Monday, for a business recruitment trip. It's the biggest delegation since the state started the trips during the depths of the recession.
The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries officially has the power to regulate construction in a tsunami zone. But in practice, developers and cities only have to consult with the state - they don't have to actually take any advice.
There's a new, more accurate test for Down Syndrome. Oregon researchers say it's better for expectant mothers because it returns fewer false positives.
A plan to increase the number of organ donors in Oregon is being delayed by Transportation Department concerns.
Recreation | Health | local | Education | Parents | News | TransportationOPB | March 30, 2015 1:44 p.m. | Portland
Tigard and Milwaukie are the first cities in the Portland area to pass resolutions asking Metro to make it safer for kids to walk to school.
A University of Oregon employee, who spoke out about the way a student's health records were accessed by the university, says she's been fired.
A look at some of the medical pros and cons of suppressing puberty in transgender teens. Oregon is the only state in the nation that will pay for children to undergo puberty suppression - if they're on the Oregon Health Plan.
Science | Technology | Health | Pacific Ocean | Politics | News | Economy | EnvironmentOPB | March 24, 2015 3:45 p.m. | Portland
Congressional Democrats from up and down the West Coast are asking the House Appropriations Committee to allocate more money for a new earthquake early warning system.
Politics | News | Business | Economy | TechnologyOPB | March 23, 2015 3:19 p.m. | Portland
The Oregon Legislature is struggling to send the right message to Google. The state house passed a bill last week to grant tax benefits to many high-tech companies. And now Google is warning part of that bill would hinder its plans to deliver faster internet service to Portland.