- This week, OPB’s “State of Wonder” is driving across Oregon ahead of the eclipse and checking out the preparations towns in the path of the totality are making. Wednesday, they’re in Madras.
- In Medford, Oregon, a summer school program for migrant students has grown rapidly in recent years, with record enrollment this year. We hear more about the Medford School District’s migrant summer school on the last day of its high school program from Michael Torguson, Coordinator of Migrant Education at Central Medford High School, and student Evelyn Villa.
- The Overlook Neighborhood Association met on Tuesday to address a proposal to restrict membership to people with a legal home address in the neighborhood. Some have argued that this revision would exclude homeless people. After Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement threatened to revoke formal recognition of the Overlook Neighborhood Association if the proposal passed, the board decided not to introduce it for a vote. We hear from Overlook Neighborhood Association chair Chris Trejbal.
- As part of OHSU’s “Sharing History through Active Reminiscence and Photo-Imagery” study, African-American seniors take guided walks together through historically black Portland neighborhoods and talk about their memories there. It’s an effort to see if reminiscing and community-building can improve brain health and slow the development of Alzheimer’s and other dementias, which disproportionately impact Black seniors. We learn more from OHSU’s Dr. Raina Croff, who leads the study, and Edna White, a local study participant.
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