- We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional news stories of the week from Jim Pasero, Zakir Khan and Camilla Mortensen.
- In December 2019, the Salem city council voted to ban tent camping in the city. But the ban has backfired, leaving people sleeping in downtown Salem without shelter. Business leaders have threatened to leave downtown if the issue isn’t resolved. We hear from Salem Mayor Chuck Bennett and Jimmy Jones, executive director of the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency.
- A former foster care child herself, Deb Stone worked to locate and place children with family members instead of in the system as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. Now, she uses her experience in genealogy to locate relatives of the unclaimed dead. Cases can take between 15 minutes and two years to solve. There are five people she still hasn’t located relatives for. In her unpublished book, Stone dives into the details of 12 cases, including a Jonestown survivor and a woman who was kidnapped at birth. We listen back to a conversation with Stone recorded in 2018.
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