Host, Weekend Edition
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.
The library system announced Wednesday it will be clearing all existing fines and restoring access to accounts that have been blocked because of overdue fees.
Freelance journalist Sergio Olmos relates what he's witnessed, night after night on the front lines of the protests in downtown Portland.
Memorial portraits have taken a central role in the iconography of protests and social justice movements across the country in recent years. We talk with artist Ameya Marie Okamoto about her work and why putting a face to a name can be more powerful than a hashtag.
News | local | Environment | Recreation
As the inaugural Black Birding Week comes to a close, Black and Indigenous people, and other people of color, are pushing for more visibility in conversations about conservation and the outdoors in Oregon.
After Twitter applied fact-checking labels to two of President Trump’s recent tweets, the president issued an executive order seeking to limit protections for social media companies. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden says Trump is attacking the First Amendment.
Khanh Pham recently won the Democratic primary for Oregon House District 46, the East Portland district that includes neighborhoods where she’s been building community connections for years.
Emergency medicine physician Dr. Esther Choo shares what life looks like inside the emergency rooms of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Karie Fugett lives with her partner on a farm in Drain, Oregon. The solitude of her home has lent her pandemic experience something that most of us are lacking: a sense of peace, tranquility and appreciation of the beauty of a daily routine.
Shop owner Jamaal Lane knew he would close his Champions Barbershop locations before Oregon's governor issued a stay home order. Now, he faces questions of if, when and how he'll reopen.
Sports are shuttered across the country. But what if this fallow time is just what Major League Baseball needs to take Portland's bid for a pro team seriously?
Education | News | Technology | local | Business
Portland-based nonprofit Free Geek helps to connect people with free or low-cost technology. In recent weeks, the organization has seen the demand for used laptops spike by nearly 4,000%.
A few tips on making homemade bread with Ken Forkish, owner of Ken's Artisan Bakery and author of “Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza.”
Three academics from Oregon State University have created an open-to-the-public course to help people understand and manage daily stress related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Oregon's farmers markets are evolving in response to the coronavirus pandemic to protect their fundamental service: getting fresh food into the community.
Dr. Elizabeth Eckstrom of Oregon Health and Science University discusses how older adults should manage the coronavirus pandemic.
Rabbi Michael Cahana of Portland’s Congregation Beth Israel adds loneliness to the risks people face from the coronavirus pandemic.
Washington law requires schools to have suicide prevention plans. But top state officials say there are still major gaps in getting those school plans done.
A bill to grant undocumented immigrants the right to an Oregon driver’s license is awaiting the Governor’s signature. For Juan Navarro's family, it represents a bit of freedom from a constant fear.