John Sepulvado is the Weekend Edition host at Oregon Public Broadcasting. He began his journalism career reporting for the GalleryWatch news site in Austin, Texas. He has served as news director at the NPR affiliate WUSF in Tampa, Florida, a national correspondent at CNN and helped launch Marketplace Weekend. He was a Health Care Fellow at the USC Annenberg School where his reporting on birth defects near a toxic landfill resulted in the largest EPA fines at the time. The project earned him a Edward R. Murrow and a Public Radio New Directors Inc. awards. John has won three other Murrow awards for environmental reporting and he shares in a Peabody for CNN's Gulf Oil Spill coverage and covered the Royal Wedding for CNN. John attended Florida A&M in Tallahassee and is also a member of Phi Theta Kappa.
Conflict & Justice
The fence is going up at the neighborhood mosque. Two churches that help minorities were firebombed. A small explosive went off at the supermarket, in the "ethnic" aisle. Even before a wall on America's southern border, walls are under construction.
Business, Economics and Jobs
As one farmer at the pub put it, who is going to be dumb enough to go to the police station, tell the police they'd like to drink and drive, and ask for a special permit to do so?
Conflict & Justice
In Northern Ireland, the first stand alone clinic that provides abortions opened today. Abortion is legal in Northern Ireland and it's been controversial in the past. But as John Sepulvado reports from Belfast, the clinic is not attracting large protests.
Arts, Culture & Media
In Ireland, the company that makes Guinness stout created a holiday - Arthur's Day - to celebrate Guinness and boost sales. But some pub owners say the need for marketing events like that show how Ireland's pub culture is changing.