Elizabeth Castillo is a producer for OPB’s daily talk show, “Think Out Loud.” Before joining the team, Elizabeth covered California policy and politics as a general assignment reporter for CalMatters, a nonpartisan, nonprofit newsroom. Elizabeth is a Dow Jones News Fund and NPR Next Generation Radio alum. She graduated from Chico State with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and is a first generation college grad. Elizabeth grew up in Bakersfield, California. She's an avid fan of caffeine, pizza and ice cream.
Malheur County added to Oregon’s homelessness state of emergency
Officials say the rural county has few resources to help people experiencing homelessness.
Years of work transform ‘beaten down’ area near Eugene into wildlife sanctuary
Less than 10 miles from downtown Eugene, the Willamette Confluence Preserve offers a sanctuary for Oregon wildlife.
In ‘Wolfish,’ Portland author explores fear and cultural significance of wolves
Portland-based author Erica Berry joins us to discuss her book "Wolfish" and what wolves mean to us.
State report shows wage gaps persist in Oregon government
In 2017, Oregon passed a law that was aimed at reducing wage disparities for employees performing the same work. Years later, a report from Oregon’s audit division found that wage gaps in government positions still remain.
Protecting the Willamette Confluence Preserve in Lane County
More than 1,200 acres of land that include a floodplain forest and wetlands has been rehabilitated after years of effort.
How Oregon can improve pedestrian safety
The Street Trust recently issued recommendations to reduce pedestrian fatalities in Oregon.
UW researchers say climate change amplifies conflicts between humans and wildlife
Researchers at the University of Washington have found that as the climate changes, conflicts between humans and wildlife have increased.
Cheese festival in Jackson County highlights Oregon cheesemakers
A celebration of cheese is shaping up in Central Point.
Oregon science museum plan for redesigned Portland riverside district moves forward
The plan includes a waterfront education park, more than a thousand units of housing and public green space.
How Seaside and other Oregon towns became targets of a Mexican drug cartel
A Mexican drug cartel with cells throughout the United States distributed drugs in Oregon and across the country.