Wheat Farming.

Wheat Farming.

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  • This Friday, a ship bearing tons of wheat from the Pacific Northwest will leave the Port of Portland bound for Yemen. Years of conflict in Yemen have left millions of people dependent on food assistance, and millions will be eating wheat grown in Oregon. Stephen Anderson is the country director in Yemen for the World Food Program. He tells us about what this connection between Oregon and Yemen means for both countries.
  • Portland freelance writer Courtenay Hameister has suffered for most of her life with general anxiety disorder. Despite that, she spent nine years as the host of the radio variety show “Live Wire” before stepping down for the sake of her mental health. Her new memoir, “OK, Fine, Whatever,” details her subsequent quest to confront her fears head on — resulting in experiences ranging from immersing herself in a sensory deprivation tank to a date with a polyamorous man at a sex club.

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