Reporter and Producer

Conrad Wilson

Conrad Wilson is a reporter and producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting.

Prior to coming to OPB, he was a reporter at Minnesota Public Radio. Before that he ran the news department at an NPR affiliate in Colorado. His work has aired on "Marketplace" and NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered." He has also written for Mashable, The Oregonian, Business Week, City Pages and The Christian Science Monitor.

Conrad earned a degree in international political economics and journalism from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Conrad is an avid photographer and loves spending time in the snow or on a trail.

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Recent Articles

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Oregon Joins States Suing Over Immigration Arrests

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 3 p.m. | Portland

Attorneys general in Oregon, Washington and seven other states sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday because the agency hasn't turned over data about immigration arrests.

Nation | local | Health | News

Prosecutors Say Western US Opioid Ring Originated In China

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 11:30 a.m. | Portland

A grand jury has indicted a Chinese national for allegedly distributing the powerful opioid fentanyl and contributing to four overdoses in Oregon, including one fatality.

local | News

Police Arrest 6 After Protesters Block ICE Bus In Portland

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017 2:45 p.m. | Portland

Police arrested six protesters Wednesday after a group gathered outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building in Portland to block a bus from leaving the facility.

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Portland To Decide How To Spend $250M For Affordable Housing

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council is scheduled to vote Wednesday on how it will spend more than $250 million set aside for affordable housing.

Nation | News

Bunkerville Defendant: Jurors Will Be Biased Against Gun Owners After Vegas Shooting

OPB | Oct. 3, 2017 3 p.m. | Portland

Defendant Ryan Payne argued Sunday night's shooting in Las Vegas would prejudice potential jurors who could hear the case against him for helping carry out an armed standoff with federal agents.

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ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities, Arrests 33 In Northwest

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017 1:58 p.m. | Portland

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Thursday it targeted hundreds of people in sanctuary cities, including Seattle and Portland, during a four-day operation called "Safe City."

local | Politics | News

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attacks Sanctuary Cities In Portland

OPB | Sept. 19, 2017 8:38 a.m. | Portland

Protesters gathered in Northwest Portland on Tuesday to call Sessions' visit "unwelcome" and "potentially dangerous."

local | News

Legal Observer Files Tort Claim After Police Officer Shoved Him

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 4:12 p.m. | Portland

A legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild filed a tort claim against the city of Portland, arguing a police officer used "unreasonable and unlawful" force during downtown protests last weekend.

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Wheeler Says He Won't Use YouTube Videos To Set Police Policy

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 12:50 p.m. | Portland

Wheeler said it was clear to protest leaders from the start that there would be designated areas for each group -- the protesters would be separated -- the free speech would be protected and violence would not be tolerated.

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Portland Officer Use Of Distraction Grenade During Protest Under Review

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 10:24 a.m. | Portland

A video that's gone viral shows a police officer at Sunday's dueling rallies in downtown Portland throwing a crowd control grenade directly at a filmmaker. Portland police said they are investigating.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Approves $78,000 Oregon Standoff Restitution Agreement

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Portland

Thirteen defendants guilty of conspiracy have agreed to pay $78,000 in restitution.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Columbia River Gorge Fires 'Not Over' Yet, Officials Caution

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 6:30 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

Cooler weather and lighter winds have helped fire officials make steady gains in containing the human-caused blaze.

Economy | local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Hood River's Smoky Week Slowed Business, Shuttered Schools

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:38 p.m. | Hood River, Oregon

Smoke and lack of interstate access caused by the Eagle Creek Fire has hurt Hood River's businesses and schools.

News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Northwest Truckers Strained By Gorge Wildfires And Highway Closures

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Troutdale, Oregon

While truckers have it the worst, the fire forced Union Pacific to stop trains that run along the Oregon side of the Gorge. The U.S. Coast Guard has also restricted traffic along a 20-mile stretch of the Columbia River.

local | News | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Shelters Become Homes To Hundreds As Gorge Fires Rage On

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 3:40 p.m. | Stevenson, Washington

As wildfires have swept across Oregon and Washington this summer, emergency shelters have become temporary homes for hundreds of people and, in some cases, their pets.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Witness: Young Hikers Giggled As Firecracker Descended Into Gorge Canyon

OPB | Sept. 5, 2017 11:15 a.m.

A Portland woman says the young hikers suspected of starting a fire now consuming the Columbia River Gorge giggled as one threw a firecracker into Eagle Creek Canyon.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Jumps Columbia River Gorge Overnight

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 6:09 p.m. | Portland

Fire officials confirmed Tuesday morning that the growing Eagle Creek Fire jumped the Columbia River Gorge. Interstate 84 from Troutdale to Hood River remains closed.

local | News | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017

Eagle Creek Fire Still Threatens Cascade Locks, Growth Expected

OPB | Sept. 4, 2017 9:44 a.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

As of Monday morning, the fire was about 3,200 acres — a small increase from what officials reported Sunday.

Nation | local | News

Multnomah County Starts Investigating People Who Fail Gun Background Checks

OPB | Sept. 1, 2017 12:02 p.m. | Portland

Law enforcement agencies in Multnomah County on Friday began investigating firearms sales that were denied after a background check.

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Malheur Defendant Jason Blomgren Sentenced To 2 Years Probation

OPB | Aug. 28, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Federal prosecutors said Jason Blomgren was a low-level defendant who spent about 15 days at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon.

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