Coffee Creek Correctional Institution in Wilsonville is Oregon's only women's prison.

Coffee Creek Correctional Institution in Wilsonville is Oregon’s only women’s prison.

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  • Opioid overdoses are a leading cause of death for women who have been recently released from prison. But a new pilot program is pairing women with recovery mentors to help them transition to life post-incarceration. We talk with Elizabeth Waddell, one of the researchers behind the program and Morgan Nelson, one of the recovery mentors.

 

  

  • Portland musician and KBOO co-founder Ernest Hood combined field recordings from around Portland with synthesizers and zithers on his 1975 album “Neighborhoods.” Only about 1,000 copies were initially released, but it’s since become a cult classic. Now, the album has been re-released for the first time. We talk with Hood’s son, Tom, and Russ Gorsline, who engineered the original album.

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