• We talk to the director of the Oregon Health Authority, Patrick Allen, about the agency’s overpayment of $75 million to health care providers and about how OHA is planning for the approximately 80,000 kids who will lose their health coverage if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
  • In 2009, Ashland police Detective Carrie Hull set out to improve the way the police department responded to reports of sexual assault. The the “You Have Options Program” she created has received praise nationwide for its handling of sexual violence reports. She talks about the success of the program and what other agencies can learn from it.

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