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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2011
Why do generations of the same family show up repeatedly in the family court system?
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2009
How much should people receive to care for a foster child?