OPB News and EarthFix will be holding Coffee Shop “Office Hours” in downtown Gresham to discuss stories that impact the local community.

In attendance will be reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil, EarthFix community engagement manager Toni Tabora-Roberts and Amanda Peacher, OPB’s public insight journalist.


Thursday, February 21st ; Noon - 2 p.m.


   Café Delirium

   308 N. Main Avenue (downtown Gresham)


OPB News and EarthFix encourages the community to attend this event and want to know what stories they should be covering in the local area. What news from the Gresham community should they know about? They are specifically interested in stories about health, health care, and individuals’ experience in the medical system, with questions such as:

  • Do you have experience with or concerns about environmental impacts on your health?
  • What is your experience with health insurance, Community Care Organizations, or CHIP?
  • How will you be affected by Affordable Care Act, or other changes to health care?

For community members who cannot attend, but would like to share story ideas or other newsworthy experience, email with your thoughts or join OPB’s  Public Insight Network, which is always looking for ways to better cover what’s going on in local communities.



EarthFix is a public media project of Oregon Public Broadcasting and Boise State Public Radio, Idaho Public Television, KCTS 9 Seattle, KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio, Northwest Public Radio and Television, Southern Oregon Public Television and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information, visit 

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