Oregon DOT Communications Manager Tom Fuller displays materials that provide information about Real ID.

Oregon DOT Communications Manager Tom Fuller displays materials that provide information about Real ID.

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  • The nonprofit group Southern Oregon Climate Action Now has certified over 30 people to be Master Climate Protectors. The class is modeled on the Master Gardener program, and teaches participants the science behind climate change. Alan Journet is a former biology teacher, and the co-facilitator of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now.

 

  

  • Roughly a million Oregonians are going to need new IDs to comply with the federal Real ID Act that goes into effect October 1. But the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles can’t start issuing Real ID-compliant licenses until July. The state is encouraging people to get or update their passports instead. We talk with Oregon Department of Transportation communications manager Tom Fuller about what the agency is doing to avoid even longer DMV lines and chaos at the airport later this year.

 

  

  • We listen back to a conversation with Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his 2017 book, “Freebird.” The novel is a family drama set in Los Angeles.

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