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News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water | Breast Cancer Tattoos

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2017

We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors. 

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2016

We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

New PPS Superintendent | Foster Care Failures

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2016

On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma 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.

A Union For Foster Parents?

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2013

An Oregon lawmaker says foster parents should be able to make their voices heard in Salem by forming a union.

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. 

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.

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.

Tea Party

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2010

What does the Tea Party look like in Oregon?

A Forest Agreement

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2009

Are Eastern Oregon's timber wars over?

Foster Care Finances

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2009

How much should people receive to care for a foster child?

Fixing Foster Care

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 5, 2008

What would it take to improve the foster care system?