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John Notarianni

John Notarianni is the host of “Weekend Edition” at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before joining OPB, John worked as a radio producer, reporter and host at WDET in Detroit and WYPR in Baltimore, and had stints at WBEZ in Chicago and WUOM in Ann Arbor.

Along the way he’s worked as the Michigan editorial director for an urban development news startup, served as business development director for several Detroit-based social entrepreneurial companies, founded a brass band that toured Europe and honed his craft cocktail skills.

John graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in English and Global Media Studies.

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Recent Articles

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A 1-Bedroom In Oregon Is Now Unaffordable For The Average Worker

The average cost to rent a one-bedroom apartment is now beyond the means of the average full-time Oregon worker, according to a new report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.

News | Politics | Business | World | local

The Last Time Oregon's Christmas Tree Farmers Faced Down A Trade War

Talk of new tariffs are worrying a range of agricultural businesses across the Northwest. But this isn’t the first time local farmers have been in the crossfire over an international trade dispute.

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Oregon's Shiny New Industry: Synthetic Diamonds

Gemstone industry giant De Beers announced a plan to begin manufacturing synthetic diamond jewelry, and that it would to open a 60,000 square foot factory in Gresham by 2020.

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Oregon Gold Star Father Remembers His Daughter

The Iraq war is a fading memory for many, but not for Steve Ellis. His daughter Jessica was killed there 10 years ago, working as a medic in the elite 101st Airborne Division.

Forestry | Land | Food | News | Environment | Flora and Fauna | local

A Silver Lining From The Eagle Creek Fire: More Morel Mushrooms

Last summer's Eagle Creek Wildfire has created the perfect environment for several types of fungi to thrive, included the coveted wild morel mushroom. 


The Twisting Saga Of Portland's Fremont Place Apartments

A controversial proposed apartment building in Portland has a new shot at being built. The Fremont Place Apartments have been approved, appealed, rejected, then un-rejected but still not quite approved.

local | Agriculture | News | Environment | Food

'Like Licking An Ashtray': Wildfires Lead To Smoky Wines In Oregon

Last summer’s wildfire season is tainting some Oregon wines with the aroma and taste of smoke, even after it’s been fermented and distilled. That’s worrying growers and winemakers here in Oregon.

News | Politics | Business | local | Nation

New Laws Prevent Restaurant Owners And Managers From Keeping Servers’ Tips

Hidden in the recently signed $1.3 trillion GOP spending bill were a few paragraphs that have huge implications for anyone who works in a bar or restaurant.

News | local | Nation | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Why The Bundy Family Won Again In Nevada

Once again, the Bundy family has stymied federal prosecutors. 

News | Business | local | NW Life

Saying Goodbye To Embers, A Landmark For Oregon's LGTBQ Communities

Another landmark of old Portland is closing. The club Embers Avenue opened almost half a century ago when the world was, to say the least, a very different place for gay men and lesbians.

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Q&A: Timbers, Thorns Owner Supports Traffic Congestion Pricing

Oregon lawmakers are considering an $8.2 billion transportation package that would include major infrastructure projects, repairs and projects to ease gridlock.