The USFWS raised and released endangered sucker fish to help rebuild populations in the Klamath Basin.

The USFWS raised and released endangered sucker fish to help rebuild populations in the Klamath Basin.

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  • Sucker fish in the Klamath Basin were once a primary food source for the Klamath Tribes. But the fish population has severely declined since the 1980s. We hear from the Klamath Tribes chairman Don Gentry and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Sucker Program Supervisor Evan Childress about the sucker’s history, and efforts to save it.

 

  

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown is signing a new paid family leave law on Friday. The new policy goes into effect in 2023 and proponents are calling it the most progressive law of its kind in the whole country. It will provide 100% wage replacement for low-income workers and will also cover undocumented workers and includes paid leave options for domestic abuse and sexual assault survivors. We hear from Julia Goodman, assistant professor in the OHSU and PSU school of public health who advocated for the new law. She studies the health outcomes and other effects of paid family medical leave.

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