Reporter and Producer
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.
Kristian 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 The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
Police deployed pepper spray against some protesters Friday night in downtown Portland as the group attempted to move across police lines and cross the Burnside Bridge.
Kaiser Permanente is providing money to create positions for 15 new community health workers at seven different nonprofits.
local | News | EnvironmentOPB | Jan. 16, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland
The National Weather Service in Portland issued an ice storm warning for the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River and Wind River valleys as well as most valleys within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest early Tuesday.
Almost 30 percent of Americans will experience chronic pain in their lifetime, and opioids used to reduce that pain have proved highly addictive for many. A study out of OHSU suggests a new way of treating chronic pain with marijuana.
U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, and U.S. Reps. Earl Blumenauer, Kurt Schrader and Suzanne Bonamici took part in the event at a gymnasium in support of the Affordable Care Act.
Election | Technology | Nation | News | Parents | Business | NW Life | local | Economy | Science | Politics | Health | FamilyOPB | Jan. 13, 2017 10 a.m. | Portland
Oregon has been granted a new waiver from the federal government to continue transforming its health care system.
The president of Oregon Health And Science University isn’t waiting to see what Republicans do with the Affordable Care Act. In anticipation of deep cuts, he’s stopping the hiring of most new staff.
Patients across Portland’s tri-county area are facing long waits at hospital emergency departments.
Oregon’s nurses, teachers and health companies are trying to pass a law to control prescription drug prices.
Speaking at a forum Friday, former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber said the Trump administration represents a chance to re-frame the debate on health care.
SEIU Local 503 released a new report on the lives of Oregon's caregivers.
People don’t think of a tattoo as a medical procedure, but it does create an open wound and that can lead to infections. So, Oregon has released a new video to encourage tattoo parlor owners to keep their facilities clean.
News | Animals | Environment | NW Life | Pacific Ocean | local | Economy | Politics | FamilyOPB | Dec. 27, 2016 midnight | Portland
Oregon’s Marine Mammal Institute is trying to introduce a new vehicle license plate — featuring whales.
To try to maintain the efficacy of antibiotics, federal regulators are imposing new rules on their large scale use in farming. But at least one Oregon group says the rules don’t go far enough.
Nation | News | Education | Teachers | Animals | NW Life | Pacific Ocean | local | Science | Health | FamilyOPB | Dec. 26, 2016 midnight | Portland
Researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new kind of tracking device to gather information on whale behavior.
The Medford-based car dealership, Lithia Motors, has won the bid for Terminal 1. But the $12.5 million deal doesn’t include the Portlandia statue.