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caption: Graffiti on the side of the Portland Police Bureau's headquarters, which is also a maximum security prison.
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Graffiti on the side of the Portland Police Bureau's headquarters, which is also a maximum security prison.

What’s going on in Portland?

An excellent question with not nearly enough answers. Where do you get your local news (other than us, of course)? And as pandemic summer drags on, what TV should you be watching?

Individual segments are available in our podcast stream or at www.kuow.org/record.

Portland protests update

Last week, a video of a man being dragged into an unmarked van by unidentified people – who ended up being federal troops – ricocheted around the internet. But Portland has been protesting continuously for nearly two months now; Portland Tribune reporter Zane Sparling has been following the story.

Hyperlocal fake news

If you’re reading this, clearly you are a fan of local news. But where else are you getting your information? There’s been a rise of hyperlocal fake sites, says Jevin West, who’s the director of the University of Washington’s Center for an Informed Public.

Pandemic summer television

Staying in your probably-not-air-conditioned home, or traipsing around outside in a mask and avoiding human contact? You’d be forgiven for firing up a fan and hunkering down at your house, and Salon.com television critic Melanie McFarland joined Jeannie Yandel to talk about what you could be watching while at home.