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Pacific Islanders Have Highest COVID-19 Infection Rate In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2020

COVID-19 infection rates among Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders in Oregon are 10 times the state average and 20 times higher than white Oregonians, according to data from the OHA.

International Students | Jo Ann Hardesty | Films From Inside

OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2020

A new federal mandate says international students must leave the country if they're not taking in-person classes. Jo Ann Hardesty continues to push for police reforms. And a series of short films were created by incarcerated youth.

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Young Scientist | Ontario Food Drive | Native Language

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2020

A local high school freshman is a finalist in a national science challenge. Malheur County has included food drives in their emergency planning. And a new smartphone keyboard allows users to type in a Native language.

Newport Update | Hate Crimes | I-5 Expansion

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2020

Newport faces a large number of coronavirus cases. Eric Ward says Oregon needs to address hate crimes. And the Rose Quarter I-5 expansion project lost key support.

Alonzo Tucker | Art Center | REBROADCAST: Sauvie Swim

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2020

A group wants to create a memorial for Oregon's only documented lynching. The arts center in Baker City is getting creative during the pandemic. And we listen back to a conversation with a woman who swam nearly the entire way around Sauvie Island.

Warm Springs Water Crisis | Ableism & Police | Bar Exam

OPB | Broadcast: July 2, 2020

There's a new water crisis on the Warm Springs Reservation. Black people with disabilities are especially at risk of police violence. And the Oregon Supreme Court is waiving the Bar exam requirement for 2020 law school graduates.

Equitable Giving | University Research | Pacific Islander Community

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2020

A group works with Black and Indigenous farms to provide food for families in need. The pandemic has halted most university-based research projects. Pacific Islanders have the highest COVID-19 infection rates per capita. 

REBROADCAST: James Yamazaki, WWII Vet

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2020

Japanese-American World War II veteran and retired pediatrician James Yamazaki turns 104 this Monday, July 6th. We spoke in 2015.

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