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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30 Years Later, Oregon's 'Sanctuary State' Law Serves As A Model For Others

OPB | April 17, 2017 8:40 a.m. | Portland

Oregon law prohibits local police from enforcing federal immigration law, and it’s got nothing to do with President Trump. It's been that way for 30 years.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Head Of Oregon GOP Files Complaint Against Multnomah County Judge

OPB | April 13, 2017 2:50 p.m. | Portland

The chairman of the Oregon Republican Party filed a complaint this week against a Multnomah Couty judge, who attempted to help a person evade arrest by federal immigration officers.

Nation | local | NW Life | News

Médico Del Joven DACA Detenido, Preocupado Sobre La Salud Mental De Su Paciente

OPB | April 12, 2017 4:04 p.m. | Portland

El psiquiatra de un joven de Portland detenido por el departamento de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés) ha pedido la liberación inmediata de su paciente.

ICE Interrumpe Temporalmente Lista De Alguaciles Que No Cooperan Con Ellos

OPB | April 12, 2017 1 p.m.

Por ahora, el departamento de Inmigacion y Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés ), dejará de publicar una lista semanal en la que nombra a alguaciles que no cooperan con la agencia.

Nation | local | News

Corte Suprema De Oregon Pide A ICE Que Se Mantenga Alejada De Tribunales

OPB | April 11, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Portland

El Presidente de la Corte Suprema del Estado de Oregon, Thomas Balmer, dijo el jueves que las acciones de los oficiales federales de inmigración han sido una “fuerza disuasoria” para algunos individuos tratando de accesar el sistema criminal de justicia.

Doctor For Detained DACA Recipient Concerned About His Patient's Mental Health

OPB | April 11, 2017 6 p.m. | Portland

The psychiatrist for a DACA recipient arrested by immigration agents says his client's mental health will likely decline with continued detention.

Nation | local | Politics | News

ICE Temporarily Stops Publishing Report Naming Uncooperative Sheriffs

OPB | April 11, 2017 12:17 p.m. | Portland

Immigration and Customs Enforcement will temporarily stop publishing a weekly list of sheriffs who don’t cooperate with the agency.

Nation | News

Oregon DHS Sued Over Reducing In-Home Care Hours

OPB | April 11, 2017 10:04 a.m. | Portland

A group of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities has filed a lawsuit against Oregon’s Department of Human Services.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Tells ICE To Stay Out Of Courthouses

OPB | April 7, 2017 3:46 p.m. | Portland

Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Balmer said Thursday that actions by federal immigration officers have been a "strong deterrent" to people seeking justice.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Family Demands ICE Release Detained DACA Recipient Recovering From 2 Broken Legs

OPB | April 6, 2017 7 p.m. | Portland

Nearly two weeks since immigration officials arrested Emmaneul Ayala Frutos, his family and immigration activists are demanding his release from a detention facility in Tacoma, Washington.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Trump Era DOJ Memo Spells Uncertain Future For Portland Police Agreement

OPB | April 4, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Portland

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice and Portland police reached an agreement.It found that police in the city had exhibited a pattern of using excessive force, especially with people suffering from mental health problems.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Bill Would Create 'Sensitive Locations' For Immigration Enforcement

OPB | March 31, 2017 1:14 p.m. | Portland

Members of the Oregon congressional delegation are co-sponsoring a bill that would limit areas where federal immigration enforcement can take place.

local | Health | Politics | News

Oregon's DHS Director Didn't See Major Child Abuse Report Until A Lawmaker Sent It

OPB | March 30, 2017 3:15 p.m. | Portland

In 47 percent of child abuse reports examined by the Department of Human Services, the reviewer did not agree with the case worker’s conclusion the children were in a safe home.

ICE Detiene A ‘Dreamer’ De Portland Quien Se Recuperaba De Un Accidente Automovilístico

OPB | March 29, 2017 4:15 p.m.

Un joven de 21 años de edad de Portland, quien se encuentra recuperándose después de un accidente que lo dejo con ambas piernas rotas, ha sido detenido por autoridades federales de inmigración.

Nation | local | Politics | News

ICE Detains Portland 'Dreamer' Recovering From Car Accident

OPB | March 29, 2017 9:56 a.m. | Portland

A 21-year-old Portland man who was hit by a car in January and is recovering from having both legs broken has been detained by federal immigration authorities.

local | News

Grand Jury Transcripts Released Into Portland Police Shooting Of African-American Teen

OPB | March 27, 2017 6 p.m. | Portland

In the grand jury transcripts, Portland Police Officer Andrew Hearst said he did not see a gun before he fired three times on 17-year-old Quanice Hayes.

local | Politics | News

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman Placed On Leave Amid Investigation

OPB | March 24, 2017 6:15 p.m. | Portland

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman has been placed on paid administrative leave, the mayor's office said late Friday.

Nation | local | Politics | News

Northwest Sheriffs Say ICE Report Is An Invitation To Violate The Law

OPB | March 24, 2017 5:55 p.m. | Portland

Local sheriffs say they are being shamed by the Trump administration for abiding by the U.S. Constitution.

Nation | local | News

Mother Of Teen Killed By Portland Police Calls For Federal Investigation

OPB | March 22, 2017 10:23 a.m. | Portland

The mother of a 17 year-old African-American teen shot and killed by a Portland Police Officer in February is calling for a federal investigation into the death of her son.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Judge Convicts 4 Malheur Occupiers Of Misdemeanor Charges

OPB | March 21, 2017 4:27 p.m. | Portland

Four defendants who participated in last year's occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were convicted Tuesday of misdemeanors.


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