Actors Mark Murphey (William Joad) and Tony Sancho (Martín Jodes) in a scene from the play Mother Road by Octavio Solis, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019

Actors Mark Murphey (William Joad) and Tony Sancho (Martín Jodes) in a scene from the play Mother Road by Octavio Solis, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019

Photo by Jenny Graham, Oregon Shakespeare Festival

 

  

  • Bill Griesar, who teaches psychology and neuroscience at Portland State University, teamed up with artist Jeff Leake to create a nonprofit called NW Noggin. Their goal is to engage kids through both art and science to help them learn about their how their brains work.

 

  

  • A new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival imagines a sequel for the Steinbeck classic “Grapes of Wrath.” “Mother Road” by playwright Octavio Solis tells of a Latino American farm worker and a journey across the country.

 

  

  • A study released last year showed that 22 percent of millennials had not heard of, or were not sure if they had heard of the Holocaust. An Oregon state senator and a high school student are working together to change that for the next generation. Sen. Rob Wagner (D-Lake Oswego) has introduced a bill to require schools to teach age-appropriate lessons about genocide. We’ll hear from him and from Claire Sarnowski, a Lakeridge High School student who has been advocating for the bill.  

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