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.
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.
Sen. Jeff Merkley has asked for an investigation into the Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after a memo revealed she lied to Congress about the administration’s knowledge of a family separation policy.
How far would you go to stop climate change? Also, we'll hear from a former FBI agent who went undercover with Pacific Northwest extremist groups. And an update on local business news.
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Portland plans to launch a central taxi dispatch center for wheelchair accessible vehicles, and to provide per-ride subsidies, in hopes of improving ride service for wheelchair users.
We talk to Oregon Congressman Greg Walden about Facebook. We also discuss a fatal police shooting in Portland, the city's plan to improve ride service for wheelchair users, and Washington County's district attorney race.
We discuss the big news stories of the week. Also, we learn about the history of housing discrimination in southern Oregon. And, Laurelhurst Theater is shifting from second-run to first-run films.
An album composed for a 1985 Ursula Le Guin book has just been re-released. Also, Lincoln High School students report on how their school handles sexual misconduct complaints. And we learn about the business of plasma.
Today we talk about the progress of an affordable housing strategy that gives preference to people who've been displaced, juvenile probation practices in Oregon and the latest regional business news.
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Two foster parents share their experience with Oregon Department of Human Services. Also, we'll hear about Warrenton's elk problem. And workers at Burgerville are trying to gain recognition for their union.