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  • Lynne Saxton, director of the Oregon Health Authority, tells us about a massive $1.2 billion shortfall in Oregon’s healthcare budget, and Gov. Kate Brown’s healthcare policy adviser, Jeremy Vandehey, tells us about how the state might tackle the issue.
  • An independent review committee just came out with a final report on problems plaguing Oregon’s foster care system. We talk with the head of Department of Human Services Clyde Saiki, and Senator Sarah Gelser, who was on the review committee.
  • Brad Smith is the state’s winningest girls basketball coach with a record of 629-92 during his 27 seasons as a coach for Oregon City High School’s girls basketball team. He will be inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday.

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