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Kate Davidson

Kate Davidson is host of "All Things Considered" at Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Before moving to Oregon, she was a regular contributor to" Marketplace," a reporter at Michigan Radio and a producer at NPR in Washington, D.C., her hometown.

Kate has a degree in English from Yale University and a master's degree from the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, where she was a Knight-Bagehot Fellow.

Her favorite radio project was an early one: a documentary about the experiences of Navajo children who grew up in white Mormon foster families across the West. That project aired on NPR and won the national Edward R. Murrow award for network documentary. More importantly, though, it cemented her love for radio and deep listening.

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Recent Articles

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More Tariffs, More Problems: Trade War With China Hits Oregon Business

A manufacturer of large-scale shredding machines in Wilsonville, Oregon, says they might not be able to sell their products in China after the latest round of tariff increases.

History | local | Science | News

Oregon Cold Case Identified After Nearly 50 Years

A combination of DNA technology and genealogy helped identify one of Oregon's oldest cold case victims. 

Health | local | News

Amid Measles Outbreak, Pediatrician Tries Gentle Approach To Vaccination

What's the best way to convince parents to vaccinate their kids? One doctor recommends a gentler approach. 

Politics | Economy | News

Oregon Sees Huge Jump In Federal Workers Seeking Unemployment

More than 2,700 federal employees have filed for unemployment benefits in Oregon — a five-fold increase over this time last year. 

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Federal Shutdown Fallout: Angry Employees And A Fuzzy Mount St. Helens

The man who runs the Mount St. Helens webcam is out on furlough. He's worried about money, and embarrassed at how the shutdown is impacting his work.

NW Life | local | News | Recreation | Sports

Oregon Man Becomes 1st Person To Cross Antarctica Unaided

Colin O’Brady just became the first person to cross the continent of Antarctica alone and without wind assistance. 

Politics | local | Nation | News | World

9th Circuit To Rehear Case Challenging Deportations For Minors

In an unusual move, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is rehearing a case Monday that could guarantee minors facing deportation access to attorneys in immigration court.

Fish & Wildlife | Science | local | Environment | News

Can Genome Sequencing Help Northwest Orcas Recover?

Could genome sequencing help save a declining population of  Pacific Northwest orcas?

Politics | History | local | News | World | NW Life

Oregon Family Waits For Remains Of Korean War Soldier

Almost 7,700 Americans are still unaccounted for after the Korean War. One of them is Cpl. Wayne Barton Gill Jr.

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After Weeks Of Trying, Immigration Attorneys Gain Access To ICE Detainees In Oregon

After weeks of being denied entry, attorneys were finally allowed to meet with more than 120 immigration detainees who have been held at the federal prison in Sheridan for the last 27 days.

NW Life | local | News

The Pacific Northwest's Gay Men's Motorcycle Club Readies For Pride

Since 1969, the Border Riders Motorcycle Club has brought together gay men with a love of the outdoors and the open road.

Fish & Wildlife | Science | local | Environment | News

Ashland Crime Lab Investigates A Mysterious Montana Animal

Can a wildlife crime lab in Oregon find out what this mysterious wolf-like animal is?

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Aging Into The Opioid Crisis

For seniors struggling with opioid abuse, their relationship with the drugs could have a decades-long history. 

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'OPB Politics Now': Dennis Richardson's Backstory

Oregon's secretary of state opened up about his faith, his thoughts on race and his experiences in Vietnam.

Politics | Communities | Nation | News

New Vancouver Mayor Says It's Time To Replace The Interstate Bridge

Vancouver's new mayor says Washington state is ready to replace the Interstate Bridge. Now Oregon must step up. 

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Oregon’s Secretary Of State On Faith, Race And Same-Sex Marriage

Oregon’s Secretary of State spoke with OPB “All Things Considered” host Kate Davidson for an occasional series exploring the experiences that shape the beliefs of people in the public eye.

Education | local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River County Works To Keep Kids In School During Wildfire

Hood River County teachers and administrators have been working to keep students in school as firefighters attempt to contain the Eagle Creek Fire.

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Oregon DACA Recipient Says If Deported: "I Wouldn't Know How To Be Myself"

“I grew up knowing my culture and appreciating it,” said DACA recipient Karla Castenada, one of 800,000 DACA recipients. “But if I were to get deported to Mexico … I wouldn’t know how to be myself there.”  

Health | Water | Land use | local | News | NW Life | Education

As School Begins, How Are Oregon Schools Doing On Lead Treatment?

The kids in Oregon's largest school district went back to school this week, and none of them were allowed to drink from school water fountains. 

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US Attorney Says Oregon Sheriffs Need To Cooperate With ICE

Oregon's top federal prosecutor wants sheriffs to cooperate more regularly with federal immigration officials.