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Transgender Teen | Bigfoot Country

We meet a transgender teenager named Jay and the reporter who documented his journey transitioning from a girl to boy. And we talk to the author of a released book about the real life habitat of a mythical beast.

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The Archive Project - Julia Alvarez

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Dominican-American author Julia Alvarez reflects on her dual childhood in the Dominican Republic and in the United States.

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The Archive Project - Colson Whitehead

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Colson Whitehead discusses his life growing up in New York City and figuring out his place as a writer. 

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DACA Now: Returning To Mexico For The First Time In 17 Years

Former OPB News intern Juan Ramirez kept an audio journal of his first visit back to Mexico in nearly two decades.

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The Invisible World Of Imaginary Friends

At least 65% of children have imaginary friends. And that's a good thing, says a University of Oregon professor who runs the Imagination Research Lab.

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For Families with Transgender Children, Finding Support Can Be A Challenge

FRIDAY: A Portland organization with a global reach hopes to provide transgender children and their families with advocacy and support.

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Portland Parents File Complaint About Lack Of Teaching Time

MONDAY: Parents of Portland Public School students say the district's high school schedule violates state law by not providing enough hours of instruction.

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Remembering Joe Bell

We'll talk to the writer Pauls Toutonghi about his day walking with Joe Bell, who was killed last week.

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African-American Families Discuss Challenges And Solutions

We'll talk with members of the African-American community in Portland about the challenges they face related to raising their children — particularly their sons.

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Oregonians Will Feel SNAP Funding Cuts

With one of the highest rates of food stamps participation in the nation, Oregon is poised to be hit hard by cuts to the SNAP program.