Jenn Chavez
Jenn Chavez

Jenn Chavez

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Jenn Chavez is an announcer with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
 
Jenn has been making radio in Portland for nearly a decade. Most recently, she hosted and produced the local news radio show “The Five Quadrants of Portland” on XRAY-FM, reporting on issues impacting underrepresented communities. Since joining OPB, she has also served as a producer for “Think Out Loud.”
 
She has a BA in literature and writing from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent her younger days as a film-nerdy video store clerk, and remains a source of unsolicited movie recommendations.

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Malcolm Shabazz Hoover, co-founder and co-director of the Black Futures Farm in Southeast Portland, shows off some fresh greens.

A Portland farm seeks to restore Black people to the land

A century ago, Black people made up 14% of the farmers in the nation, today they account for only 1.4%. Portland's Black Futures Farm is working to restore Black people to the land and build Black food sovereignty.








Halle Williams has lived with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis for 18 years. For the past 3, they have had end stage renal disease and survive with the aid of home dialysis.

A Miracle Kidney Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Last month, OPB spoke with immunocompromised Portlander Halle Williams about the challenges of navigating the pandemic. Williams joined OPB again for an update: they've received a kidney transplant!

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