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Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

Keeping Young People In Klamath Falls | Women Firefighters | Foster Care Shortage

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2016

A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.

How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.

Girl Going To Mexico To Live With Felon Father Raises Questions

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.

Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2013

We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions. 

Jake Dekker Talks About One Kid At A Time

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2013

In this memoir, Jake Dekker tells the unlikely story of how he ended up adopting his son Danny from the foster care system in Washington. 

Eight Children Saved from Drowning at Hagg Lake

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2012

We'll speak with Evan Gibson, who helped rescue eight children from drowning over the weekend. 

Improving Oregon's Child Welfare System

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2012

A state audit prepared by Secretary of State Kate Brown's office recommends improvements to the child welfare system in Oregon.

Medical Treatment for Autism

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 28, 2011

What are the options for treating children with autism in Oregon?

Skidmore Prize

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2011

The Skidmore Prize is given by the Willamette Week to four people 35 or under in recognition of the significant work they do with non-profits in the community. We'll talk with some of the winners.

Staying in the System

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2011

Why do generations of the same family show up repeatedly in the family court system?

Sealing the Cracks in Foster Care

OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2011

We'll look at the cracks in Oregon's foster care system that allow cases of abuse to go unchecked.

Stories of Adoption and Adaptation

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2010

How does adoption impact the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents?

Tea Party

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2010

What does the Tea Party look like in Oregon?

Finding Solutions: What Works and Why for Children and Families in Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2010

What are some solutions for families and children who find themselves in crisis?

Reporting Abuse

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2010

What should you do if you suspect someone is being abused?