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.
Many essential services for people living with HIV have shifted from in-person to virtual. The head of the Cascade AIDS Project tells OPB about supporting people with HIV amid the coronavirus pandemic.
How could President Trump's 60-day ban on immigration impact immigrants living in Oregon?
It's been 50 years since the Ohio National Guard shot dead four demonstrators at Kent State University, setting off a national wave of Vietnam War protests that reached Portland.
As the COVID-19 pandemic makes expecting parents nervous about hospital care, many are considering midwives for the first time.
Many animal shelters have seen a surge of public interest in pet fostering and permanent adoption — including the Oregon Humane Society, which operates one of the largest shelters on the West Coast.
A look back at the life and impact of Portland music promoter Mike Thrasher.
The Oregon Health Authority says as of Wednesday, there are three confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Oregon.
Rachel Alexander, an education reporter in Salem, talks about being suspended in middle school after an offhand comment triggered a risk assessment.
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For 20 years, a Portland-based nonprofit has been donating equipment and providing Spanish-language fire and rescue training to bomberos (firefighters) in Mexcio and throughout Latin America.
An exhibit at the 1900 World's Fair in Paris, led by W.E.B. Du Bois, portrayed the first post-slavery generation of black Americans. Today, selected works are on display at the Portland Art Museum.