PORTLAND, Ore. — I'm excited to announce KGW's long-standing political show, Straight Talk with Laural Porter, is now available as a podcast, so you can listen to the show at your own convenience!

We wanted to bring this important show to a wider audience as the 2020 elections get closer.

Straight Talk goes beyond sound bites, and offers thoughtful conversation on those critical issues affecting us all.

I try to ask the questions our viewers and listeners would want to ask the guests themselves!

And I'm especially excited about our new Straight Talk podcast, because many people aren't available to watch our show at its regularly scheduled time.

Our latest episode features a conversation with Becky Jones, the executive director of the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers about the underfunded services meant to tackle child abuse.   

You can download and subscribe to KGW's Straight Talk with Laural Porter podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or Podbean.

There are 34 confirmed victims of abuse each day in Oregon, according to the Oregon Network of Child Abuse Intervention Centers. Child advocates say the state of Oregon is woefully under funding services to prevent and treat child abuse....