• Breaking the Silence is a media collaboration highlighting problems and solutions around Oregon’s suicide crisis. As part of this project, we talk with Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). The conversation will focus on the training Reidenberg has led all over the country for media organizations covering this challenging topic and to talk about the ways we can make our coverage helpful and not harmful.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255; text: “HOME” to 741741

  • An hour-long documentary by KOMO News called “Seattle is Dying” tackles the homeless crisis in the city. The documentary concludes that lax enforcement of the law in the city is the culprit for increasing property crime and unsafe public spaces. We’ll talk about the controversy that has ensued with Jonathan Martin, editor of Project Homeless at the Seattle Times.
  • Portland author Elizabeth Rhodes tells us about her new children’s book, “Feminism Is For Boys.” It talks about challenging gender roles and young boys’ role in feminism.

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