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Transgender Student | Broadway Corridor | True Crime Comic

We hear about a lawsuit involving a transgender high school student, grand plans for the area at the base of Portland's Broadway Bridge, and a true crime comic about family and murder.

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Climate Change | Sex Trafficking | KKK

A new book looks at the history of the Ku Klux Klan. Also, we'll learn about a new report on the effect of sex trafficking laws. And a letter signed by thousands of scientists warns about climate change.

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Portland Superintendent | Ari Shapiro | Hazing In Lake Oswego

Portland's new superintendent joins us for the first time. Also, Ari Shapiro comes home. And we learn about hazing in the Lake Oswego School District.

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Talking Business | Portland's Resistance | UO Title IX Response

A year after Portland's Resistance was founded, we check in. Also, we learn more about the University of Oregon's response to an accused rape by a basketball player. And the latest business news.

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Body Brokers | REBROADCAST: West Coast Avant Garde | Russian Soccer Nightmare

We learn about the unregulated body parts industry and hear from Dani Foxhoven on her experience playing soccer in Russia. Also, we revisit a conversation about West Coast avant-garde composers. 

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Painting That Saved Family From Holocaust Comes Home

Almost 80 years ago, a painting was traded for a visa to escape Nazi Germany. After an international "art hunt" the painting appears to have been found. 

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Portland Police Report | Sheriff ICE Investigation | Mandatory Reporting In Salem-Keizer

On today's show: an independent report into former police chief Larry O'Dea, an investigation into Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies helping ICE agents, and a school policy requiring teachers to report students' sexual activity. 

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Jose Antonio Vargas | Gentrification Documentary | Tribal Spiritual Site

We hear about a documentary about gentrification in Portland and a Grand Ronde tribal elder tells us about a spiritual site that was destroyed in the expansion of Highway 26. And journalist Jose Antonio Vargas discusses immigration.

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Underwater Hockey | UO President Schill | Carlos Kalmar

Music director Carlos Kalmar shares the Oregon Symphony's new series, "Sounds of Home." Also, University of Oregon President Michael Schill talks to us about protests on campus and we learn about the sport of underwater hockey.

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The Nightmare Factory | Wild Horse Management

Controlling wild horse populations in the West has long been costly and controversial. Also, we'll learn about a haunted house fundraiser at the School for the Deaf.

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Sen. Merkley | Day Care Safety | URM Buildings | Library Rules

Sen. Jeff Merkley discusses a recent Oregon ICE arrest. A child has died at a Portland day care center. Also, we talk about retrofitting old brick buildings and new rules for Multnomah County Libraries.

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Johnson Says Oregon DOJ Didn't Show 'Loyalty' In Civil Rights Case

Erious Johnson was forced to step down from his job at the Oregon Department of Justice. This is his first one-on-one interview since he settled his civil rights lawsuit against his former employer.

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Amazon In Oregon | Portland Thorns | Erious Johnson | Jim Pepper

We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.

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News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

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Finding Meaning In Retirement: A Softball Story

Leon Speroff's softball career began more than a decade ago when he was 71. Now he and his team are headed to Utah to compete for a gold medal.