Tess Novotny
Tess Novotny

Tess Novotny

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

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Tess Novotny is a producer for OPB’s daily news talk show, “Think Out Loud”. She spent June 2018 through June 2019 covering crime, courts and Klamath County government for the Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Tess graduated from the University of Oregon with bachelor's degrees in journalism and political science in 2018.

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Lane County Jail inmates on hunger strike for COVID-19 protections, access to services

Inmates at the Lane County Jail have been on a hunger strike for more than six weeks. They are demanding the jail provide stronger protections against COVID-19, as well as better access to religious services, meetings with lawyers and family, and lower bail. We hear from Momo Wilms-Crowe, an organizer with Lane County Mutual Aid, about what prompted the strike, and how the inmates are doing.


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New executive director of Oregon Black Pioneers

Zachary Stocks recently started as the Oregon Black Pioneers’ first-ever executive director. As the latest Black Lives Matter movement has sparked efforts to rename racist geographic locations across Oregon and take down racist monuments, Stocks has been reflecting on the role of his organization in uncovering and preserving the history of Black Oregonians.


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