Former Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett and former state legislator Jason Atkinson of the Portland Diamond Project.

Former Blazers broadcaster Mike Barrett and former state legislator Jason Atkinson of the Portland Diamond Project.

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  • Long before the coronavirus, newspapers have shrunk over the last couple of decades. With the pandemic, many are making sudden and major cuts due to loss of advertising — and at a time when reporting itself is critical. We talk with University of Oregon journalism professor Damian Radcliffe and John Schrag, executive editor of the Pamplin Media Group.

 

  

  • Willamette University’s head basketball coach Kip Ioane has a very holistic view of his job. Beyond encouraging his players to hone their athletic skills and win games, Ioane sees building character as a big part of his responsibility to his team. Seven years ago, he created a program called Teams of Men. The goal is to teach players about the differences between toxic masculinity and healthy masculinity. We hear about how the program, and Ioane, hold players accountable for their behavior both on and off the basketball court.

 

  

  • After 20 years representing Oregon’s 2nd Congressional district, Greg Walden is retiring. Walden is currently the only Republican in Oregon’s congressional delegation and members of his party are lining up to replace him. We’ll hear from the most prominent candidates running for Walden’s seat in the Republican primary. Next up is Jason Atkinson. He served in the Oregon Legislature from 1999 until 2013. He ran for governor in 2006 but didn’t make it past the primary. He also has experience as a filmmaker and an advocate for Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement.

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