An overhead shot of the wreckage from an oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, Ore., on June 4, 2016, the morning after the crash.

An overhead shot of the wreckage from an oil train derailment and fire in Mosier, Ore., on June 4, 2016, the morning after the crash.

Courtesy of the Washington Department of Ecology

  • We find out more about oil train safety with Tony Schick of our EarthFix team, and talk to Arlene Burns, mayor of Mosier, about what the town is doing to recover from Friday’s derailment.
  • It’s been almost 25 years since the Soviet Union dissolved: In a new series, we’ll hear about the Oregonian community of Soviet refugees — which is close to 150,000 — and their lives after fleeing here. We start by talking to Karina Rutova, a Jewish Ukrainian who helped start the Slavic Empowerment Team.
  • We also talk to Natasha Haunsperger, chair of the Slavic Advisory Council, who is trying to build trust between the Portland police and the Slavic community.