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News Production Assistant

Donald Orr

Donald Orr is a news production assistant for OPB through the Emerging Northwest Journalists Internship created by AAJA-Portland and the Oregon chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

He was an NPR Next Generation Radio fellow at Capital Public Radio. He’s previously worked as the Station Manager and Productions Director at KBVR-FM, where he helped launch podcast production at Oregon State University. He also worked as a Digital Engagement Specialist and News Contributor for Orange Media Network.

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Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Vaping | Origami

We get the latest on the investigation into a vape-related death in Oregon, get some analysis of the week's news and hear about the beauty and mathematics of origami.

local | Music | Arts

Pass The Mic Brings Music Education To Immigrant Youth In Portland

Pass the Mic is a free weeklong music camp that connects experienced local musicians to immigrant and refugee youth in Portland, mentoring them into learning instruments and writing original songs.

Environment | News | local

Grants Pass Man Fined After Causing $60,000 In Damage At Crater Lake

Crater Lake is cracking down with fines and citations on illegal off-road vehicles in Oregon’s sensitive national park.

local | News

Portland Bridge Pedal To Draw Crowds, Close Bridges Sunday

The bike tour will let cyclists ride on seven bridges across the Willamette River, including the upper decks of the Fremont and Marquam bridges, areas not usually available for bikes.

Politics | local | News

Former Deputy Sues Sheriff, Benton County In Federal Case

The sheriff of Benton County, Oregon, is facing a $1 million federal lawsuit from a former deputy who says the sheriff and the county violated his civil rights.

local | News | Business

Groundbreaking Held For Portland Ritz-Carlton At Shuttered Food Cart Site

Mayor Ted Wheeler said the Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel project will generate one of the largest single investments in affordable housing in Portland.