• Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum recently created a new task force to address labor abuse. We listen back to our conversation with Chanpone Sinlapasai, an immigration attorney, on the Labor Trafficking Task Force and its goals.

 

  

  • The 2020 census is still a few months away from arriving at households across the country, but efforts to get the word out about the census is underway in many states. Oregon has spent nearly $8 million on outreach efforts to historically undercounted communities. We Count Oregon is working to ensure that those communities are represented on the 2020 census. We listen back to our conversation with We Count Oregon campaign manager Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, APANO’s census equity manager Mar Hirshfield and Shana Radford, the tribal partnership specialist for the U.S. Census Bureau, focusing on Oregon and Idaho.

 

  

  • February 29, also known as “leap day,” comes once every four years. Historian Katherine Parkin has studied a leap day tradition that was popular in the early 20th century: women proposing marriage to men. The gender role reversal was more of a joke than an actual tradition, promoted by a popular form of communication at the time: postcards. Parkin joins us to talk about her research.

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