Theresa Alberts, one of the Theatre at Coffee Creek participants pictured during a series of monologue performances in October 2017.
 

Theresa Alberts, one of the Theatre at Coffee Creek participants pictured during a series of monologue performances in October 2017.  

Photo courtesy: Open Hearts Open Minds

  • Urinary incontinence is not something women just have to live with. That’s the gist of new guidelines for preventive care from the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative (WPSI). Oregon Health and Science University professor Heidi Nelson leads a research team for WPSI. She says urinary incontinence is something many women are hesitant to bring up with their doctors, but new screening questions for “well woman” visits will hopefully change that.
  • In April, the Portland Marathon was canceled amid a financial scandal. When the City of Portland requested proposals for a new race organizer, Run With Paula Events was the only qualified applicant. Run With Paula had just over four months to plan Portlandathon, which is this Sunday. We sit down with Paula Harkin, founder and owner of Run With Paula.
  • We find out how the Coffee Creek women’s prison came to serve as the unlikely backdrop for a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and what the directors are hoping for on the eve of the one and only public performance of this all-inmate production. We’re joined in studio by Carla Grant of Open Hearts Open Minds, a theatre in prison nonprofit; Nikki Weaver, co-founder of Portland Playhouse; and Robin Lundy, one of the inmates and actors in the production.

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