Reporter and Producer
Kristian Foden-Vencil is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting. He specializes in health care, business, politics, law and public safety. In 2004 he was embedded with the Oregon National Guard in Iraq.
Kristian started as a cub reporter in 1988, working for newspapers in London, England. In 1991 he moved to Oregon and started freelancing. His work has appeared in The Oregonian, the BBC, NPR, the Statesman Journal, Willamette Week, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and Voice of America.
He graduated from the University of Westminster in London.
The Oregon Pain Management Commission is trying to change the way people think about pain.
Government officials in Portland and Clark County, Washington, voted Wednesday to file lawsuits against the nation’s opioid manufacturers.
As the resolution heads to the Senate, OPB Politics Now looks at both the policy and the politics of the “health care for all” measure.
Oregon Health And Science University has announced a new collaboration with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington.
The chair of Oregon’s House health care committee, Mitch Greenlick, has outlined plans to change the way coordinated care organizations are run.
Gov. Kate Brown’s bill to tackle Oregon’s opioid epidemic appears to have strong bipartisan support, following a hearing this week.
On the first day of the February legislative session, Oregon lawmakers held a hearing on a bill to make drug manufacturers and insurance companies explain their reasoning for dramatic price increases.
Oregon’s second largest coordinated care organization, FamilyCare, is closing its doors, leaving 115,000 patients without coverage, causing patients a lot of uncertainty.
Oregon incarcerates young people at a higher rate than almost any other state, according to a new report from the Oregon Council on Civil Rights.
Some Oregon lawmakers wants to put a measure on the November ballot to make health care a fundamental right.
Senate Democrats are questioning the Trump Administration’s authority to allow states to run Medicaid programs that penalize users.
Cannabis trade associations in Oregon, Washington and California say they are banding together to "protect West Coast cannabis interests.”
Scientists at Oregon State University say they’ve found a bacteria that can slow the growth of skin cancer cells.