Tess Novotny
Tess Novotny

Tess Novotny

Tess Novotny is a producer for OPB’s daily news talk show, “Think Out Loud”.


Tess Novotny was a producer for OPB’s daily news talk show, “Think Out Loud”.

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The Oregon Employment Department's Unemployment Insurance online claim system, pictured on Friday, April 17, 2020.

Oregon Employment Department prepares to distribute federal COVID-19 relief money

After months of congressional disagreement and a last-minute veto threat from President Donald Trump, the federal government passed a new COVID-19 relief bill in late December. We talk with David Gerstenfeld, interim director of the Oregon Employment Department, about when the new relief money will reach Oregonians.

Rural clinics fill healthcare gaps across Oregon

In 2014, Orion Falvey co-founded Orchid Health, a network of clinics in Oakridge, Estacada and Blue River. Falvey says the clinics address major shortages in primary preventative medical care for rural Oregonians

Klamath Falls doctors grapple with rural coronavirus surge

As COVID-19 cases skyrocketed in Klamath County over the last month, county commissioners criticized some of Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's restrictions on businesses. In response, a large group of medical workers in Klamath Falls urged them to take the virus seriously.

Coronavirus delays civil and family court trials

Courthouses across Oregon have a backlog of civil and family trials. The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for judges to plan trials and hear case motions as courthouse hours and in-person appearances are limited.