Rolando Hernandez
Rolando Hernandez

Rolando Hernandez

Rolando “Rolie” Hernandez is a producer for OPB’s daily talk show, Think Out Loud.


Rolando “Rolie” Hernandez is a producer for OPB’s daily talk show, Think Out Loud. Before his work producing for OPB, he interned with The Texas Observer, KERA in Dallas and was a ProPublica Emerging Reporter for the 2021 class. He is a recent graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and another in Public Relations. While he is far away from his home in Texas, he is learning to love the Pacific Northwest and hasn’t gotten tired of the rain just yet.

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Over half of the unhoused population in Salem are women

Over half of the homeless community in Salem is made up of women. According to the Homeless Management Information System there are 1,309 unhoused women, 1,219 men and 52 individuals who chose not to report their gender. Cindel Mikesell is a woman experiencing homelessness and Lynelle Wilcox is the Safe Sleep United program manager. They both join us to share what they’ve seen in Salem.


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