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Director of Enterprise Reporting

Eve Epstein

Eve Epstein is Director of Enterprise Reporting at OPB. She helped create OPB’s daily call-in program Think Out Loud, before moving to her current position managing and editing the station’s local reporters. Eve started her journalism career as a print reporter in West Virginia and Boston, covering religion, education, presidential politics, hurricanes and whatever else blew across her desk. She moved to public radio as news editor for WBUR in Boston, and then became the senior news editor in Los Angeles for public radio's Marketplace. Eve moved to Oregon in 1998. She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a BA from Princeton University, where she majored in Comparative Literature. She was the lead producer for OPB’s Peabody award-winning series Hard Times.

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Recent Articles


'Show Us Your Long Drop' Competition Rates Latrines Down Under

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015 midnight | Portland

It could come straight out of the "keep Portland weird" playbook — but the creators of this quirky competition live in Christchurch, New Zealand.


New Clues Emerge About Kennewick Man

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015 4:38 p.m.

Scientists have preliminary DNA evidence about the skeleton known as Kennewick Man. That DNA comes from the 9000-year-old human skeleton found near the small town of Kennewick, Washington nearly 20 years ago.

News | Education

Portland Schools Seek Dismissal Of Open Meetings Lawsuit

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014 5:27 p.m. | Portland

Portland Public Schools is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit by Oregon Public Broadcasting over the closing of advisory meetings to the public.

News | Economy

Portland Street Fee: Mayor Hales Responds To Critics

OPB | Nov. 19, 2014 3:04 p.m. | Portland

The city of Portland is debating a proposal to raise about $50 million a year for street maintenance and safety upgrades. The city holds a public hearing on the street fee plan Thursday. OPB's Think Out Loud went to City Hall today to hear from supporters and opponents of the street fee.

News | Economy

Ron Wyden Optimistic That Republican-Led Senate Can Tackle Tax Reform

OPB | Nov. 14, 2014 4:10 p.m.

Democratic Senator Ron Wyden says he's optimistic that the new Republican-led Congress can tackle broad tax changes.

News | Forestry | Politics | Water

Q&A: Ron Wyden On Whether He Can Pass Logging, Water Bills

OPB | Nov. 14, 2014 3:52 p.m. | Portland

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden spoke today with Think Out Loud's Dave Miller about whether he can pass two major bills during the short lame duck legislative session.

News | Climate change | Politics | Air

Q&A: United States And China Announce New Greenhouse Gas Goals

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014 2:56 p.m.

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping just announced new goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The deal has been called "historic." But critics say it will hurt the U.S. economy.

News | Politics

Marijuana At Work: Will Legalization Bring Changes?

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014 5:38 p.m.

Last week Oregonians said "yes" to legalizing recreational marijuana. But that doesn't mean that your boss will let you smoke pot on a work break or even during your own time away from work.

News | Health

Cover Oregon Executive Director "Optimistic" About Federal Website

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014 5:01 p.m.

Open enrollment for the website begins November 15.

Multnomah County DA's Office To Dismiss Some Pending Pot Charges

OPB | Nov. 10, 2014 3:44 p.m.

The Multnomah County DA's office says it will dismiss charges for pending cases involving conduct that will become legal July 1, 2015. The DA will also stop prosecuting future charges.  


Updated: Gresham Lifts Boil Water Order

OPB | Oct. 18, 2014 5:13 p.m.

The City of Gresham issued a boil water notice for customers served by the Gabbert Hill Reservoir.

News | Economy

Oregon's Unemployment Payments To Increase For New Claims

OPB | July 7, 2014 3:31 p.m.

The amount that Oregon pays people filing for new unemployment benefits is going up slightly.

local | Business

Mayor Says He'll Begin Effort To Bring Trader Joe's Back To NE Portland Lot

OPB | March 10, 2014 6 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales says he's beginning a campaign to bring Trader Joe's back to a stalled project in Northeast Portland.

Winds Destroy Coastal Radio Station Antennae

OPB | Feb. 13, 2014 5:53 p.m.

High winds at the coast this week destroyed broadcast antennae  for the region's classical radio station, KQOC. The station says the equipment on a broadcast tower at Cape Foulweather in Lincoln City, and that the damage caused an outage for listeners there.


Portland's Mayor Hales Looks Back At First Year

OPB | Jan. 23, 2014 10:23 a.m. | Portland

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales looked back on his first year on the job with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller Wednesday.


Washington City Wants To Run 'Pot Store'

OPB | Nov. 18, 2013 4:42 p.m. | Portland

North Bonneville's mayor told Think Out Loud Monday that the town will consider taking the first step toward opening the store by creating a public corporation at a meeting Tuesday.

local | Sounds Of Summer

Sounds Of Summer: The Rattle And Hum Of Parades And Beaches

OPB | July 15, 2013 1:44 p.m.

From marching bands to a seagull at the beach, OPB is collecting the "Sounds of Summer."

Sounds Of Summer

Sounds Of Summer: The Din Of Lawnmowers Bane Of Early Sleepers

OPB | July 8, 2013 1:54 p.m. | Portland

For people with early bed times, this summer sound is not exactly welcome.


Northwest Leaders React To Court's Ruling On DOMA

OPB | June 26, 2013 8:57 a.m. | Portland

Political leaders in the Pacific Northwest are reacting to the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act.


Kitzhaber Issues Drought Declaration For Three Oregon Counties

OPB | June 25, 2013 4:21 p.m. | Portland

Gov. John Kitzhaber issued a drought declaration for Baker, Gilliam and Malheur counties Tuesday.