Oregon Considered

6/14/2006 - Knight Bringing Hollywood Magic To Tualatin

June 14, 2006

0614_laika.jpgOregon's richest man, Phil Knight, unveiled plans Wednesday to build a new state-of-the-art animation studio in Tualatin.

Designed to compete with Hollywood icons such as Pixar and Dreamworks, the Laika studio will hire hundreds of filmmakers over the next two years and produce everything from full-length movies to commercials.

As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, it's by far the most ambitious media project Oregon has seen.

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Small-Schools Program Divisive For Lebanon Residents
Medford Judge Postpones Biscuit Salvage Logging Deal
Maintaining The Memory Of Oregon State Hospital's Patients
The Day Of The African Child

Maintaining The Memory Of Oregon State Hospital's Patients
One of the more enduring symbols of conditions at the crumbling Oregon State Hospital has been a small room in a former crematorium. It contains shelves of copper cans, stacked three deep, holding the cremated remains of patients from as early as 1913. More than 3,500 have gone unclaimed by their relatives. Wednesday, officials at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem began repackaging urns. Colin Fogarty paid a visit and filed this story.

Click here to listen to the story. (about 3 minutes)

The Day Of The African Child
drummer.jpgThis weekend in Portland, a unique gathering joins the line up of Rose Festival-sanctioned events for its final weekend. It's a celebration marking the Day of the African Child, designed to highlight the plight of children on the continent, who live in extreme poverty, get little to no education, and are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS. One of the Northwest groups working in African countries to help make a dent in those problems is the Harambee Center, based in Portland. Jackie Goldrick, Co-founder and President, spoke with us earlier in our Portland studios. She says this Saturday's event has a lot to offer children here.

Click here to listen to the interview. (about 2 minutes)

Click here to visit the Harambee Center's website.