Jefferson High School in north Portland. 

Jefferson High School in north Portland. 

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  • Giving homeless youth the support they need to graduate from high school is the mission of Second Home, a program run by Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon. The state continues to struggle to provide for its most vulnerable children and youth. We talk with the regional coordinator of Second Home, Adam Jenkins, and two women who’ve been involved in the program: Candaules Low got help from Second Home to finish high school and is now a college student at Portland State University; and Diane Connolly, who hosted a homeless youth last year.
  • We listen back to a conversation with NASA engineer Kobie Boykins about his work on the Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity Mars rovers as well as NASA’s future plans for exploring the red planet.

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