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 Apr 3, 2022


Straight Talk with Laural Porter

Episode Date
Political analysts give take on Oregon primary election races to watch
May 18, 2024
Oregon’s Democratic primary heats up in District 5
May 11, 2024
Democratic race for Oregon's 3rd Congressional District heats up
May 03, 2024
How Oregon can turn its drug abuse, behavioral health crisis around?
Apr 26, 2024
Oregon guests at President Biden's State of the Union address discuss takeaways from the nights speech
Apr 19, 2024
Portland Police Chief Bob Day talks body cameras, recruitment
Apr 12, 2024
Bonus episode: Portland area's tri-county sheriffs
Apr 05, 2024
Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas county sheriffs discuss impact of women in law enforcement leadership
Apr 05, 2024
Carmen Rubio discusses homelessness, crime, climate crisis in bid for Portland mayor
Mar 29, 2024
Central City Concern shares challenges, solutions to Portland homelessness crisis
Mar 22, 2024
Oregon, Washington lawmakers discuss bipartisan border security, foreign funding, TikTok ban
Mar 15, 2024
Nathan Vasquez on why he's running for Multnomah County District Attorney
Mar 08, 2024
Economic leaders discuss why Portland has struggled with affordability
Mar 05, 2024
Rene Gonzalez discusses how he would tackle Portland's public safety challenges as mayor
Feb 23, 2024
Oregon Gov. Tina Kotek discusses state's housing crisis and Measure 110
Feb 16, 2024
Commissioner Julia Brim-Edwards discusses Multnomah County challenges and running for reelection
Feb 09, 2024
Portland government transition leader Michael Jordan explains the process
Feb 03, 2024
Commissioner Dan Ryan announces candidacy for Portland City Council
Jan 26, 2024
Albina Vision Trust leaders outline what a restored Lower Albina in Portland would look like
Nov 03, 2023
The plan to replace the aging I-5 bridge joining Portland and Vancouver
Oct 20, 2023
Rep. Andrea Salinas discusses the ups and downs of her first year in Congress
Oct 13, 2023
The cannabis gold rush may be over in Oregon, but the industry still sees a bright future
Oct 06, 2023
Domestic violence: How to identify it and access resources for those who need help
Sep 30, 2023
PSU welcomes new president at a challenging time for public universities
Sep 22, 2023
Portland Commissioner Dan Ryan discusses homelessness and charter reform
Sep 15, 2023
Bonus Episode: Mingus Mapps
Sep 09, 2023
Commissioner Mingus Mapps talks police, homelessness and running for mayor under Portland's new system of government
Sep 09, 2023
Sen. Ron Wyden talks wildfires, fentanyl, semiconductors and basketball
Aug 04, 2023
Basic Rights Oregon pushes back in an era of rising attacks on LGBTQ people
Jul 29, 2023
Prosper Portland shares big plans for the future of downtown's Broadway Corridor site
Jul 21, 2023
Rep. Earl Blumenauer discusses Portland's challenges and its future
Jul 07, 2023
Portland Commissioner Carmen Rubio talks affordable housing and homelessness
Jun 16, 2023
Bonus episode: Poison Waters
Jun 02, 2023
Poison Waters talks Pride Month, Darcelle and the Starlight Parade
Jun 02, 2023
Bonus episode: The role of bail and other legal tools to prevent domestic violence
May 12, 2023
The Tiffany Hill Act and domestic violence prevention
May 12, 2023
Oregon lawmakers sponsor dueling bills on parents' rights in education. Here's what in them.
May 06, 2023
What to know as you're voting for school board members
Apr 29, 2023
Bonus: Governor Tina Kotek answers questions about abortion, education, the kicker and more
Apr 21, 2023
After Governor Tina Kotek's first 100 days, what comes next?
Apr 21, 2023
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle discusses the city's growth
Apr 01, 2023
Oregon's $200 million housing package heads to Governor Tina Kotek
Mar 24, 2023
Tackling Oregon's housing crisis with home sharing
Mar 17, 2023
Bonus round: Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell
Mar 11, 2023
Interview with Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell
Mar 11, 2023
Can downtown Portland be resuscitated?
Mar 04, 2023
Economic data paints a not-so-rosy picture of Portland
Mar 04, 2023
The benefits of reducing alcohol consumption
Mar 04, 2023
Dan Ryan says Safe Rest Villages remain a priority
Feb 11, 2023
How new leaders plan to tackle Oregon's biggest needs
Feb 03, 2023
Superintendents talk about what our public schools need now
Jan 27, 2023
Why don't more people want to become mental health care workers in Oregon?
Jan 21, 2023
Bonus episode: More questions for Oregon House Speaker Dan Rayfield
Jan 14, 2023
One-on-one with Oregon House Speaker Dan Rayfield ahead of the 2023 session
Jan 14, 2023
Nurses hope new bill will help with hospital staffing crisis
Jan 07, 2023
Bonus content: The northwest's newest Congresswomen are ready to serve
Dec 17, 2022
The northwest's newest Congresswomen are ready to serve
Dec 17, 2022
How local journalists covered 2022's biggest stories
Dec 17, 2022
The state of downtown Portland: Its economic recovery and what's ahead for the future
Dec 02, 2022
How government, business and community groups work together to overcome the digital divide
Nov 19, 2022
KGW election night analysts reflect on Decision 2022 in Oregon
Nov 11, 2022
Portland City Council candidates face off on their vision for the city
Nov 05, 2022
SW Washington congressional candidates Kent and Gluesenkamp Perez spar over vastly different visions for the future
Oct 28, 2022
With Election Day looming, candidates for Oregon governor meet for final debate
Oct 21, 2022
The competitive race for Oregon's newly created 6th Congressional District
Oct 15, 2022
Candidates in Oregon's 5th Congressional district make their case to voters
Oct 07, 2022
Charter reform advocates and opponents make their cases to Portlanders
Sep 16, 2022
Oregon hospitals in crisis
Sep 09, 2022
Portland on track to open the remaining Safe Rest Villages by the end of the year, Ryan says
Aug 26, 2022
After years of fighting to bring down prescription drug prices, Wyden calls Inflation Reduction Act a win against Big Pharma
Aug 19, 2022
Merkley lauds Inflation Reduction Act for tax equity, lower drug and energy costs
Aug 12, 2022
Clackamas County clerk who oversaw primary ballot counting blunder makes her pitch for re-election to a sixth term
Aug 05, 2022
Leading candidates for Washington's 3rd District make their case to voters ahead of the Aug. 2 primary
Jul 29, 2022
'A Donation Conversation' documentary highlights the life-saving impact of being an organ donor
Jul 22, 2022
Oregon abortion care advocates discuss impact of decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
Jul 15, 2022
Oregon prepares to welcome the world for the World Athletics Championships in Eugene
Jul 08, 2022
Vancouver Senator advocates for electronic monitoring of domestic violence offenders | Straight Talk
Jun 24, 2022
Oregon advocates offer support for transgender people amid increasing threats
Jun 17, 2022
Gun rights advocate and Oregon candidate for governor Betsy Johnson changes position on gun control measures
Jun 10, 2022
Beaverton mayor Lacey Beaty calls for gun control measures in Oregon
Jun 03, 2022
Political analysts predict Oregon governor’s race will be most expensive in state history
May 20, 2022
Portland City Commissioner Dan Ryan and leading opponent AJ McCreary make their pitch to voters
May 13, 2022
Four Republican candidates face off in Oregon gubernatorial debate
May 06, 2022
Leading Democratic candidates for Oregon governor debate how to tackle homelessness and gun violence
May 06, 2022
Ann Curry reflects on her career, restoring trust in journalism and love for Oregon | Extended interview
Apr 22, 2022
Oregon Secretary of State Shemia Fagan takes aim at election misinformation
Apr 15, 2022
Lawmakers call a $1.25 billion investment in Oregon's behavioral health system 'historic'
Apr 08, 2022
Oregon House Republican leaders give 2022 short session a 'D' grade
Apr 01, 2022
The race for Oregon's new 5th Congressional District
Mar 25, 2022
Oregon leaders call Intel's $20 billion expansion in Ohio a 'wake-up call' for Oregon
Mar 18, 2022
New Oregon House leader Rep. Dan Rayfield reflects on his first legislative session as Speaker
Mar 11, 2022
Race for Portland auditor is contested for the first time in 36 years
Mar 11, 2022
Business leaders say Portland region at 'inflection point'
Feb 25, 2022
Straight Talk: Rep. Peter DeFazio reflects on 36 years in Congress
Jan 15, 2022
Long-term care facilities are facing a staffing crisis
Jan 08, 2022
Ways to give back this holiday season
Dec 18, 2021
Behavioral health challenges and the homeless crisis
Dec 11, 2021
Multnomah County Chair says progress is being made on homeless crisis
Dec 03, 2021
Rep. Earl Blumenauer talks COP26 climate summit in Glasgow
Nov 19, 2021
Juvenile offenders could be released early under retroactive youth sentencing reform
Nov 13, 2021
People for Portland is trying to hold elected officials accountable. Is it working?
Nov 05, 2021
Landlords and tenants frustrated with rent assistance delays
Oct 29, 2021
How do we address the gun violence across Portland?
Oct 22, 2021
Portland voters have a once in a decade opportunity to change how the city runs
Oct 15, 2021
Sunrise Movement PDX calls on Oregon leaders to take swift action on climate crisis
Oct 09, 2021
Commissioner Dan Ryan promises urgent action on two Portland crises — homelessness and gun violence
Oct 02, 2021
Addressing the humanitarian crisis on Portland‘s streets
Sep 25, 2021
Head of I-5 bridge replacement project says it‘s time to get it done, but critics remain
Sep 15, 2021
Sen. Ron Wyden takes on climate change by changing federal tax code
Sep 10, 2021
Multnomah County leaders reflect on summer's deadly heat waves and plan for dealing with a hotter future
Aug 20, 2021
Black community leaders in Portland push for slavery reparations commission in Congress
Aug 13, 2021
Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg visits Oregon + Looking ahead to the Tokyo Olympics with Jules Boykoff
Jul 16, 2021
The pandemic's impact on those struggling with addiction
Jul 09, 2021
Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer: bipartisan infrastructure deal an 'important step toward rebuilding and renewing America'
Jun 25, 2021
NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof blames many of Portland's problems on a failure of leadership
Jun 18, 2021
NYT columnist Nicholas Kristof reflects on growing up in Oregon and the struggles of rural America
Jun 11, 2021
Portland Parks leaders thank voters and look forward to restoring summer programs
Jun 04, 2021
From Portland to Zimbabwe, nonprofits innovate holistic health solutions
May 21, 2021
Tax Day: What do your federal and state taxes pay for?
May 14, 2021
Twenty years of Gleevec: The impact of the life-saving cancer drug pioneered by an OHSU doctor
May 07, 2021
Multnomah County tackles racism as a public health crisis
Apr 30, 2021
KGW's Vaccine Team discusses reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic and vaccine rollout
Apr 23, 2021
Rep. Peter DeFazio set to shepherd President Biden's $2-trillion infrastructure deal through the House
Apr 16, 2021
Portland Muslim community leaders call for unity against hate
Apr 09, 2021
Stopping anti-Asian hate
Apr 03, 2021
One year later: Oregon health care leaders reflect on COVID pandemic
Mar 27, 2021
Checking in with Portland's Street Response Team
Mar 19, 2021
Looking back on the February ice storm
Mar 12, 2021
Port of Portland’s future and impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic
Mar 06, 2021
Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt
Feb 26, 2021
How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Portland's economy
Feb 20, 2021
Oregon seniors feel forgotten and afraid during COVID-19 pandemic
Feb 13, 2021
Mayors of Gresham, Beaverton and West Linn
Feb 06, 2021
Bonus: Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler
Feb 06, 2021
How the pandemic has affected youth mental health, food insecurity in Oregon
Jan 30, 2021
Oregon, Washington school leaders on reopening
Jan 23, 2021
Portland commissioners Carmen Rubio, Mingus Mapps
Jan 16, 2021
Sen. Wyden on attack on the U.S. Capitol
Jan 09, 2021
Sen. Jeff Merkley
Dec 19, 2020
COVID-19 vaccine in Oregon and concern for holiday spike
Dec 12, 2020
2020's impact on Street Roots and Portland businesses
Dec 05, 2020
Oregon nonprofit sees success in getting women and women of color elected
Nov 21, 2020
Portland Commissioner-elect Mingus Mapps; Gresham mayor's race
Nov 14, 2020
Oregon's 4th District: Peter DeFazio v. Alek Skarlatos
Oct 31, 2020
Washington congressional race: Herrera Beutler vs. Long
Oct 24, 2020
Portland mayoral debate: Wheeler vs. Iannarone
Oct 09, 2020
Portland City Council runoff race: Eudaly vs. Mapps
Oct 03, 2020
Climate change and Oregon’s historic wildfires
Sep 26, 2020
Portland’s never-used Wapato Jail set to open as homeless shelter
Sep 19, 2020
Portland activist Cameron Whitten, Reed College professor Paul Gronke
Sep 05, 2020
Strategies to navigate work and school from home
Aug 22, 2020
Portland commissioner-elect Dan Ryan, businessman Jordan Schnitzer
Aug 15, 2020
Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone on protests, violence and the COVID-19 pandemic
Aug 08, 2020
Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler on protests, federal officers and reelection campaign
Aug 01, 2020
Loretta Smith, Dan Ryan make their case for Portland City Council
Jul 25, 2020
Commissioner Hardesty on Portland protests, police reform
Jul 17, 2020
Where Oregon stands in the coronavirus pandemic
Jun 27, 2020
COVID-19 in Oregon’s prisons, and food insecurity during the pandemic
Jun 20, 2020
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici on why child care is critical to reopening economy
Jun 13, 2020
Sen. Jeff Merkley on George Floyd's death, coronavirus
Jun 06, 2020
Multnomah Co. DA-elect Mike Schmidt, homeless services tax
May 29, 2020
Kurt Schrader, Mark Gamba make final pitches in Democratic congressional race
May 15, 2020
During pandemic, communities asked to be watchful for signs of child abuse
May 11, 2020
Secretary of State candidate Jamie McLeod Skinner
May 11, 2020
Oregon Secretary of State candidates Shemia Fagan and Mark Hass
May 02, 2020
Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Education head Colt Gill
Apr 25, 2020
Oregon health officials plead for continued social distancing
Apr 18, 2020
House Speaker Tina Kotek & help for those battling addiction
Apr 11, 2020
Multnomah County Chair and Oregon Labor Commissioner address coronavirus pandemic
Apr 04, 2020
How the coronavirus is impacting business and the homeless in Portland
Mar 28, 2020
Oregon Food Bank, census organizers meet coronavirus challenges head-on
Mar 25, 2020
Jules Boykoff on why we should cancel the Olympics
Mar 20, 2020
Value of Jobs report in Oregon
Mar 13, 2020
Rep. Schrader on coronavirus and climate change
Mar 07, 2020
Fighting hunger in Oregon and Washington
Feb 29, 2020
What trees can tell us about climate change
Feb 21, 2020
How Inside Woodlawn teaches us about a lot more than a Portland elementary school
Feb 14, 2020
Strengthening domestic violence laws
Feb 08, 2020
Senate leaders on new Cap and Trade Bill
Feb 03, 2020
Child abuse in Oregon
Jan 25, 2020
Gov. Brown on the upcoming session
Jan 18, 2020
Remembering Commissioner Nick Fish
Jan 11, 2020
Is the trade industry in Oregon strong?
Dec 20, 2019
Addiction Treatment and Recovery, with Heidi Wallace and Carrie Bates of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
Dec 13, 2019
Rep. Tiffany Mitchell on donating a kidney
Dec 06, 2019
Ebony Clarke of Multnomah County's Mental Health and Addiction Services
Nov 25, 2019
Childcare deserts and free preschool
Nov 16, 2019
Investigative Reporter Kyle Iboshi on robocalls and scams
Nov 11, 2019
Oregon business teams up with non-profit to fight child abuse
Nov 08, 2019
Climate Change in the Pacific Northwest
Oct 25, 2019
Rep. Suzanne Bonamici on student loan debt
Oct 18, 2019
Lines for Life's CEO Dwight Holton and YouthLine Crisis Line Director Emily Moser
Oct 14, 2019
Sen. Ron Wyden and former Sen. Gordon Smith on mental health
Oct 04, 2019