• According to a CDC study, the farming, fishing and forestry industries have higher suicide rates than all other occupations. Washington State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is trying to change that by introducing a bill that would provide free mental health counseling to farmers and farmworkers in his state.



  • A group of soccer players from Eugene spends Saturday afternoons in the fall playing soccer with inmates at the Oregon State Penitentiary. Derek French, who organizes the soccer tournaments, and Oregon State Penitentiary Athletic Club president George “Doug” Sanders tell us about the tournaments.

  • Sisters High School is one of the few in the nation with aviation classes that put students in the sky. Flight Science teacher Sheryl Yeager and student Luka Perle join us to discuss what it takes to be a pilot and the community effort in Sisters to help kids fly.

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