A single frame from the abstract animated feature film "North of Blue" by Joanna Priestley.

A single frame from the abstract animated feature film “North of Blue” by Joanna Priestley.

Joanna Priestley

  • OPB political reporter Dirk Vanderhart fills us in on the most interesting and competitive legislative races in Oregon.
  • Washington County’s chief epidemiologist was recently recognized for an innovative and effective suicide prevention program she developed. By better tracking the data that medical examiners collect when someone dies by suicide, the county has been able to identify trends that allow them to hone their prevention efforts. We talk with Washington County chief epidemiologist Kimberly Repp.
  • North of Blue” is a new feature film featuring abstract two-dimensional animation. It’s the first full-length movie from prolific local animator Joanna Priestley. The movie is featured in the Northwest Filmmakers Festival. We’ll talk to Joanna Priestley about her inspiration.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; text: “HOME” to 741741

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