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Rob Ingram Remembered

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This fall Portland lost a true community leader and Think Out Loud lost someone we considered a “friend of the show”: Rob Ingram. Ingram served with a number of organizations and institutions, most recently as President of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals and Director of Portland’s Office of Youth Violence Prevention. He often assisted Think Out Loud staff when we were trying to find specific guests for our show.

In November Ingram died of a heart attack. He was 38. He was survived by his wife Dana and his five children.

Soon after his passing we talked to Dana and some other people whose lives he changed. We bring you part of that discussion today. To read senior producer Allison Frost’s impressions from the memorial service, click here.

Did you know Rob Ingram? How did he affect your life?


  • Jo Johnson: Barber in Portland
  • Chabre Vickers: Director of community relations and diversity programs at Big Brothers, Big Sisters Columbia
  • Dana Ingram: Rob Ingram’s wife
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