Having grown up in Asia, Tim Manickam brings a global perspective to his work at OPB when stepping in for Morning Edition. While fluency in 3 languages helps with pronunciation of foreign names, he finds that it still takes local knowledge to properly say ‘wil-LAM-met’ and ‘day-SHOOTS’.
Tim’s life changed forever when his college roommate ‘volunteered’ him for a shift at the campus radio station. Since then, he has worked at stations in Cleveland, Salt Lake City and Columbus, Ohio before moving for the enviable lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest.
When Tim is not busy with radio, you’ll find him working in his real estate business, enjoying the local arts scene or hiking and climbing in the Cascades.
Mat dos Santos, the legal director for the ACLU of Oregon, says Mayor Ted Wheeler’s call to block two upcoming rallies is well-intentioned but incorrect.
On Fridays, we talk politics with Bill Lunch, OPB’s political analyst, and Jeff Mapes, the senior political reporter for The Oregonian. This week's hot topics: school funding, the ongoing Kitzhaber investigation, and debates pitting religious liberties against anti-discrimination laws.
The first full week of summer may bring vacations to mind, but politics rarely takes a break. Listen in as our political gurus experts discuss ballot measures, Cover Oregon, and the sorry state of area roads and highways.
News | local | Political ChatOPB | May 23, 2014 1:38 p.m. | Portland
This has been a week full of important political decisions, starting with the primary election that concluded on Tuesday.
Politics | News | local | Political ChatOPB | April 25, 2014 10:29 a.m. | Portland
The political news of the week was headlined by Judge Michael McShane's decision to consider a request by a national group to intervene in the case challenging the state prohibition of same-sex marriages.
Wet weather hasn't dampened the political news this week. Our political guys take up a proposed LNG terminal in Coos Bay, the prospects for U.S. Senate, and Bill Sizemore's suit.
Our political experts discuss legalizing marijuana, gun-buying background checks and other headlines from the week that's winding down.
This week our political guys discuss Cover Oregon, the Columbia River Crossing, U.S. Senate Seats and much more.
A new survey co-sponsored by OPB shows that many voters have gardens to tend, spring walks to take… but not an overwhelming interest in political machinations.
Though the election is mercifully over, there's political news to "chew on" including Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed budget and an indictment against a Clackamas County poll worker.