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Susan Faludi On Gender, Jewish Identity, And Her Trans Father


Wednesday at 12:00 p.m.

Journalist and author Susan Faludi's new book, "In The Darkroom," chronicles her reunion with her estranged father, who transitioned from male to female at age 76.

Photo: Sigrid Estrada

Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress


Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

We talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the Malheur refuge occupation trial, and check in with parents and public health officials about how to talk to kids about pot, now that that it's legal.

Photo: Amanda Peacher/OPB

News Roundtable | Report On Women In Oregon | American Dream: Portland Retiree


Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we continue our American Dream series, and we hear about a new report about the state of women in Oregon.

Photo: Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr

Cascade Locks Bottling Update | Homework Or No Homework | PETA's Ingrid Newkirk


We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.

Photo: Rob Manning/OPB

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame


We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

Photo: 401K 2012/Flickr

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis


We check in on the latest business news. And we talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old.

Photo: Courtesy of Amelie Holmstrom

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Susan Faludi On Gender, Jewish Identity, And Her Trans Father

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016

Journalist and author Susan Faludi's new book, "In The Darkroom," chronicles her reunion with her estranged father, who transitioned from male to female at age 76.

Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress

OPB | Sept. 27, 2016

Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.

Olympics In Oregon | Quince and Croquet | A Sixth Sense: Starchiness

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016

A campaign to bring the Olympics to Oregon, how quince is like croquet, and a brand new taste.

News Roundtable | Report On Women In Oregon | American Dream: Portland Retiree

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we continue our American Dream series, and we hear about a new report about the state of women in Oregon.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

Cascade Locks Bottling Update | Homework Or No Homework | PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016

We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.

REBROADCAST: Simon Winchester On The Pacific

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.

Escaping The Nazis For A Life In Portland

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

Amelie Diamant Holmstrum and her two sisters left Europe when she was 13 to escape the Nazis. They grew up in Portland.

How Meaningful Is 'The American Dream' Today?

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016

Our series on "The American Dream" explores the origin of the idea, and how it's playing out for Oregonians — from various walks of life — leading up to the presidential election.

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016

We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

Oregon Hiking Triple Crown | Satanism Clubs | American Dream: Young Environmentalist

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016

Two brothers want to create a "triple crown" of Oregon hiking trails. A Portland man wants to start a Satanist club in a Portland elementary school. And we continue our American Dream series by talking to a young environmentalist.

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

Portland Police Accountability Changes | Standing Rock Protest | Les Zaitz Retires

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016

Portland may change its police accountability process. We talk to an Oregonian protesting in North Dakota. And investigative reporter Les Zaitz looks back on his prestigious career.

News Roundtable | Eve Of A Hundred Midnights

OPB | Sept. 09, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we hear from Bill Lascher about his book "Eve of a Hundred Midnights," chronicling the lives of two foreign correspondents during World War II.

School Bond Vote | Homelessness In Eugene | Measuring Glacial Melt

OPB | Sept. 08, 2016

Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.

Malheur Trial Begins | What Does The American Dream Mean? | Racial Profiling Online

OPB | Sept. 07, 2016

The first day of the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers begins today. Also, we discuss what the American Dream means to you. And we hear about a popular social network that has made it harder to post online.

Cape Kiwanda | Police Chief Mike Marshman | Tribes Protest Pipeline | School Bus Driver

OPB | Sept. 06, 2016

We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon  cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence  and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.


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