Jes Burns
Jes Burns

Jes Burns

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Jes Burns is the Southern Oregon reporter for OPB's Science & Environment unit.

She previously worked for the NPR affiliate KLCC in Eugene as a reporter and the local "All Things Considered" host. Jes has also worked as an editor and producer for Free Speech Radio News and has produced reports as a freelance producer for NPR, Sirius Radio's "OutQ News" and "The Takeaway."

Jes has a degree in English literature from Duke University and a master's degree from the University of Oregon's School of Journalism and Communications.

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Owl research leads Oregon scientist to new frontier in baby hearing tests

Detecting hearing loss in babies is kind of a Catch-22. It’s important to uncover hearing issues early to ensure they develop language. But because babies don’t have language to tell you what they hear, it’s difficult to diagnose just how severe their hearing loss is. But now an Oregon researcher may have found a solution to this problem – one he figured out while working with owls


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Close to 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19

Umatilla County is in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in Oregon, with more than 17 cases per 1000 people in July. But new data from Oregon State University suggest the rate of coronavirus infection could actually be significantly higher in places.









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