Nadine Jelsing is the executive producer of OPB original television series "Oregon Experience."
Before she came to OPB, Nadine got her start in television at KING-TV in Seattle and has more than 20 years experience working at television stations and production companies across the country.
Nadine has also worked on a number of other OPB productions including the educational media series, "Rediscovering Biology," before the launch of "Oregon Experience" in 2006.
She has received several awards for her work on the show including six regional Emmy Awards and a national Gracie Award.
A northwest native, Nadine is delighted to be a part of Oregon Experience telling stories and meeting wonderful people that have helped shape the state.
Physician, lesbian, radical labor activist – the passions of Portland’s Dr. Marie Equi
Born in 1872 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, Marie Equi grew up in a working-class immigrant family and labored in the town’s textile mills to help support the family. As a young woman, she self-studied her way into medical school and received her degree in 1903. But her life took a hard left into radical politics after she made her way to Oregon.
How a 1934 waterfront strike was a major turning point for West Coast labor
In 1934, West Coast longshoremen fought, fell and ultimately triumphed together despite the odds. It was called the “The Big Strike.”
Fern Hobbs and the Snake River showdown
The year was 1913. In Eastern Oregon, the town of Copperfield was known for heavy drinking, corrupt local politics, daytime brawls and nighttime brothels. To the west of the Cascades, Fern Hobbs was developing her own reputation, as the first Oregon woman to receive an important political appointment after the state granted women the right to vote.
Oregon’s Japanese Americans: Beyond the wire
By the 1920s Oregon had well-established Japanese American communities in Portland and Hood River. Immigrant pioneers managed businesses, thriving farms and orchards with their American-born children. Pearl Harbor changed everything.
Watch Now: 'The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers,' An 'Oregon Experience' Documentary
A new OPB documentary explores how the Vietnam War still deeply affects Oregonians, even nearly 50 years after the end of combat operations in Vietnam.
'The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers'
"The Vietnam War Oregon Remembers" illuminates widely divergent viewpoints of a volatile time in American and Oregon history.
The story of Vanport
During the early 1940s, Vanport, Oregon, was the second largest city in the state. But on a Sunday afternoon in May 1948, it disappeared completely — destroyed by a catastrophic flood.
Thomas Condon: Of Faith and Fossils
Irish immigrant Thomas Condon was a Congregational minister and Oregon's first state geologist.
The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge
Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.
Portland Civil Rights: Lift Ev'ry Voice
Lift Ev’ry Voice explores Portland’s African-American history with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. At the time, issues surrounding urban renewal, school desegregation and brittle police relations were exploding both nationally and locally.