- Oregon produces more Christmas trees than any other state, but climate change is making it harder to grow this seasonal crop. We sit down with Christmas tree specialist Chal Landgren to learn how hotter, drier summers are impacting Oregon’s Christmas tree industry and what can be done about it.
- Though the student body in Washington schools is becoming more diverse, the teachers at these schools are still overwhelmingly white. Studies have shown that this can have lasting impacts on students of color. Now, some schools are trying to close the gap. We talk with The Columbian education reporter Kate Gillespie about her joint series with Dahlia Bazzaz, a reporter for The Seattle Times.
- The Oregon Office of Emergency management recently updated its playbook to provide more realistic and detailed plans for how the state would respond to a major Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake. We’ll hear about those plans and how new federal disaster funds will affect Oregon from Andrew Phelps, director of the Oregon Office of Emergency Management.
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