• Researchers say that trauma can affect kids’ behavior and the physiology of their brains, making it harder to follow directions and learn. OPB Reporter Rob Manning brings us two stories of kids who have experienced trauma at home, and how it affects their education. Gladstone Superintendent Bob Stewart tells us what schools can do to support students in such situations.
  • The Portland Timbers face off against Atlanta United Saturday in the MLS final. After finishing fifth in their conference, the team beat FC Dallas, the Seattle Sounders and Sporting Kansas City to secure a spot in the championship. We’re joined by Richard Farley, a senior content producer for the Timbers, who traveled to Atlanta with the team.

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