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.
Transportation | News | Politics | EconomyOPB | July 23, 2015 1:40 p.m. | Portland
The city has been working on the project since last year, and is already saving about $100,000 a month in electricity costs, according to city officials.
Starting in January, the Oregon Health Plan will change the way it deals with back pain. Acupuncture, physical therapy and other alternative treatments will be covered.
Grants Pass residents are expected to get their first look at a proposed new sales tax Tuesday.
After a six-year delay, Medicare is thinking again about allowing doctors to bill for end-of-life consultations.
Amtrak has announced a series of changes to its schedule between Portland and Seattle this summer. Trains will run faster, cutting 10 minutes off the 3 hour and 50 minute journey.
After years of debate about whether the government should encourage end-of-life plans, the feds have proposed reimbursing doctors to have those conversations.
Water | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | NewsOPB | July 6, 2015 4:30 p.m. | Portland
Oregon Fish and Wildlife inspectors found invasive zebra mussels on a boat in Ashland last week. It was being hauled from Texas to Auburn, Washington.
Oregon lawmakers are set to spend $300 million on earthquake preparedness. It’s the largest chunk of change the state’s ever put towards seismic preparedness.
Technology | News | Health | Politics | EconomyOPB | July 3, 2015 2:11 p.m. | Portland
Both chambers of the Oregon Legislature have now passed the so-called ‘Right-to-Try’ bill. It would allow terminally ill people to be prescribed medicines that have passed the FDA’s Phase One approval process, but have not yet been approved for sale.