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Joshua Wolf Shenk Looks At The Power Of Creative Pairs

WEDNESDAY: Shenk's new book "Powers of Two" analyzes how creativity and innovation work in partnership. Reserve your free tickets here.

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Environmental Update On Flame Retardants, Aerial Herbicide Spraying & More

MONDAY: On Monday, we'll get the latest on flame retardants in the Columbia River, pesticide regulation in Oregon and more with our EarthFix team.

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News Roundtable: September 19, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Oregon Cities Weigh Local Pot Taxes Ahead of November Vote

FRIDAY: If recreational marijuana is legalized in Oregon, some cities want to cash in by taxing it at the local level.

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Oracle Claims Copyright Infringement Over Cover Oregon Software

FRIDAY: We'll examine the latest turn in the legal battle between the state of Oregon and the tech company Oracle.

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Senate Democratic Incumbent: Jeff Merkley

MONDAY: U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley is running for reelection against Republican challenger Monica Wehby.

Oracle Claims Copyright Infringement Over Cover Oregon Software

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll examine the latest turn in the legal battle between the state of Oregon and the tech company Oracle.

Oregon Cities Weigh Local Pot Taxes Ahead of November Vote

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:25 p.m.

FRIDAY: If recreational marijuana is legalized in Oregon, some cities want to cash in by taxing it at the local level.

News Roundtable: September 19, 2014

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Living On The Line: Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Nearly one third of Oregon families don't earn a livable wage. We'll hear from those who are working, but still can't make ends meet.

New Infant Mortality Numbers Show Growing Racial Disparity

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: New infant mortality data from Multnomah County show an increasing disparity between white women and women of color.

Affordable Housing Forums Will Help Decide Next Steps

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: A series of public forums focused on affordable house in North and Northeast Portland kicks off this week.

First Of Its Kind Coal Dust Study Underway In The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn reports on a coal dust study scientists have begun in the Northwest to determine what affect coal by rail might have on the environment.

Exploring Options To Help Pedophiles

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with clinical psychologist Wilson Kenney about myths and facts surrounding pedophilia and what treatments and support systems are available for people.

Possible Changes Ahead For The Oregon Youth Authority

OPB | Sept. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers heard a report this week about a possible reorganization of the state's youth correction system.

"All The Sex I've Ever Had" In Portland's Time-Based Art Festival

OPB | Sept. 16, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk to some of the participants of "All The Sex I've Ever Had," a production that looks at the sexual adventures, wisdom and lives of five older Portlanders.

 

Talking Business

OPB | Sept. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, talks about some of the business stories on her radar.

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Cover Oregon, E-Cigarettes And More

OPB | Sept. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are in Salem this week holding hearings on issues that are likely to get a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session.

Salem Ebola Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From Liberia

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with a missionary doctor who's been in West Africa for the last 16 months about the outbreak and what she sees as the region's most urgent needs.

The Latest On The Portland Street Fee Proposal

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll dig into possible changes to the proposed street fee in Portland.

"Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?"

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll ask writer and activist Walidah Imarisha how she's been answering that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Twitter Trend Takes On The Psychology Of Leaving An Abusive Relationship

OPB | Sept. 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: In response to the viral video of a former NFL player assaulting his wife, survivors of domestic violence have turned to Twitter to explain #whyIstayed and #whyIleft.

News Roundtable: September 12, 2014

OPB | Sept. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Portland Police Chief and Union Leader Talk About Body Cameras

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll talk with Portland police chief Mike Reese and union president Daryl Turner about the issues that arise when considering whether to require body cameras for officers.

President Obama Outlines Military Action Against ISIS

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll discuss President Obama's prime time speech outlining possible military action against ISIS.

Hunger Strike Leaders Faced Immigration Court This Week

OPB | Sept. 11, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: Recent hunger strike leaders faced their first day in immigration court this week.

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