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Represented: Paid Sick Time


Monday at 12:20 p.m.

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we hear from residents of Eugene about what a statewide paid sick leave policy would mean for them.

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Remembering Mary Ellen Mark


Friday at 12:30 p.m.

We'll hear about the life and impact of photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away this week.

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The Science Of Using Marijuana As Medicine


Friday at 12:45 p.m.

Humans have been using marijuana medicinally for thousands of years, but how much do we really know about the plant?

Photo: John Rosman / OPB

News Roundtable: March 29, 2015


Friday at 12:06 p.m.

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Photo: Mick Baker / Flickr

Retelling The Simpsons After The Apocalypse


Thursday at 12:40 p.m.

The Portland premiere of "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play," by Reed graduate Anne Washburn, is up at the Portland Playhouse now.

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Represented: Paid Sick Time

OPB | June 01, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we hear from residents of Eugene about what a statewide paid sick leave policy would mean for them.

The Science Of Using Marijuana As Medicine

OPB | May 29, 2015

Humans have been using marijuana medicinally for thousands of years, but how much do we really know about the plant?

Remembering Mary Ellen Mark

OPB | May 29, 2015

We'll hear about the life and impact of photographer Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away this week.

News Roundtable: March 29, 2015

OPB | May 29, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Retelling The Simpsons After The Apocalypse

OPB | May 28, 2015

The Portland premiere of "Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play," by Reed graduate Anne Washburn, is up at the Portland Playhouse now.

Housing All Homeless Veterans By Nov. 11, 2015

OPB | May 28, 2015

The city has a goal of housing all homeless veterans by Veterans Day this year.

The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

New Approaches To Managing Big, Expensive Wildfires

OPB | May 27, 2015

Many wildfire policy experts say the goal with some wildfires isn't to stop the fire, but to manage the way they burn.

Talking Business

OPB | May 26, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

REBROADCAST: Represented: Police Relations In N/NE Portland

OPB | May 25, 2015

We listen back to the first installment of our "Represented" series.

Should The State Keep The Kicker?

OPB | May 22, 2015

Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) wants "kicker" money to be redirected to education and the rainy day fund, instead of going back to tax payers.

Should Oregon Ban Powdered Alcohol?

OPB | May 22, 2015

A bill in the legislature would ban the sale of "just add water" powdered alcohols.

News Roundable: May 22, 2015

OPB | May 22, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | May 21, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | May 21, 2015

We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.

A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Feminism And The Sexual Revolution In Egypt

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to Mona Eltahawy about her new book, "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution."

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.


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