Episodes: April, 2014

April 18, 2014

Portland Trailblazers Prepare For Playoffs

FRIDAY: The Portland Trailblazers prepare for their postseason games against the Houston Rockets. They're hoping to get past the first round for the first time in 14 years.

News Roundtable: April 18, 2014

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

April 17, 2014

Ballerina Alison Roper Prepares For Her Last Dance

THURSDAY: The Oregon Ballet Theater will honor the end of Alison Roper's dancing career by showcasing her talents in a final performance.

OSU Houses Oregon Hops And Brewing Archive

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive is the first archive in the country to document the history of beer.

Oregon Appeals Court Ruling Addresses Warrantless Search Of Animals

THURSDAY: The court reversed a misdemeanor conviction for animal neglect, throwing out evidence from a veterinarian who tested a dog without a warrant.

April 16, 2014

The Choice To Birth Out-Of-Hospital

WEDNESDAY: Where did you choose to birth your child, and why?

Portland School Board Member Questions Common Core

WEDNESDAY: A retired teacher and Portland School Board member cautions the district against focusing too heavily on the new Common Core Standards.

April 15, 2014

Former Nike Director Working For More Diversity In Design

TUESDAY: Former Nike director D'Wayne Edwards wants to see more African-American designers in shoe fashion.

Northwest Clinicians Will Share Notes With Patients Online

TUESDAY: A group of nine medical care providers is the first to regionally adopt an online medical information portal.

What Did The Senate Investigation Into CIA Tactics Find?

TUESDAY: McClatchy Newspapers obtained the still-classified conclusions of a Senate investigation into the CIA's use of interrogation tactics.

April 14, 2014

Sen. Ron Wyden Takes Your Questions

MONDAY: This February, Sen. Ron Wyden took over as chair of the Senate Finance Committee. We'll hear about the new role, and take your questions.

April 11, 2014

Should Packy Stay At The Oregon Zoo?

FRIDAY: As the Oregon Zoo celebrates the 52nd birthday of Packy the elephant, an animal rights group says it's time to send him to live in an elephant sanctuary.

Is There A Future For Wave Energy In Oregon?

THURSDAY: After a high-profile wave energy pilot program was abandoned last week, is there hope for other projects to take its place?

News Roundtable: April 11, 2014

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

April 10, 2014

Advocate Jeri Williams Testifies Before U.S. Attorney General's Task Force

THURSDAY: The U.S. Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence meets next week in Florida.

Oregon Ranks Second In The Country For Government Transparency

THURSDAY: OSPIRG has released its annual report card on transparency of government spending, and Oregon ranks second.

Responding To 911 Outages In Oregon & Washington

THURSDAY: Service has been restored after a 911 outage that affected both Washington and Oregon. How did this happen?

April 9, 2014

Fighting For Transgender Housing At George Fox

WEDNESDAY: Jayce is a female-to-male transgender student at George Fox University. Should he be able to live with male friends on campus?

Going "Pro Se": Representing Yourself In Court

WEDNESDAY: A huge number of people in Oregon decide to represent themselves in court. That doesn't mean it's easy.

Oregon's Smaller Universities Push For Independence

WEDNESDAY: Western Oregon University, Eastern Oregon University, Southern Oregon University, and the Oregon Institute of Technology are all pushing for independent governing boards.

April 8, 2014

Every Generation Is A "Me" Generation

TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.

Environmental Update

TUESDAY: We'll talk with the EarthFix and OPB reporters about landslides, lawsuits against hatcheries, and a pesticide dump cover-up.

Josephine County Sheriff Asking Volunteers To Help Investigate Crime

TUESDAY: In cash-strapped Josephine County, Sheriff Gil Gilbertson is reaching out to the community to recruit volunteer crime-solvers.

April 7, 2014

UO's Win At The First NCAA Championship Game

MONDAY: The 2014 NCAA championship game takes place tonight. We'll hear about the first championship game, which the UO won in 1939.

OHSU Study Finds Inconsistencies In Clinical Trials Results

MONDAY: A recent OHSU study found that raw data from trials differs from what's reported to medical professionals.

Replacing Cover Oregon Site Cheaper Than Fixing It

MONDAY: A report prepared by a consultant to Cover Oregon shows fixing the Oregon insurance exchange is far more costly than replacing it.

Tentative Agreement Made, Strike Avoided, At PSU

MONDAY: Portland State University and its faculty reached an agreement after a year of negotiations, avoiding a strike previously scheduled for April 16th.

April 4, 2014

UO Students Win Peabody Award

FRIDAY: The first Peabody Award ever given for viral video went to two University of Oregon students.

Profiling Millennials

FRIDAY: A new report on the oft-maligned group known as millennials (sometimes called Generation Y) contradicts some popular perceptions about people aged 14 to 34.

News Roundtable: April 4, 2014

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

Former City Commissioner Charles Jordan Dies At 77

Friday: Charles Jordan was the first African-American city commissioner in Portland, and served as director of Portland Parks & Recreation for 14 years.

April 3, 2014

Live At Literary Arts With Julia Alvarez

THURSDAY: Dave Miller talks to Dominican-American author, Julia Alvarez, at Literary Arts today.

April 2, 2014

An Update On The Portland Arts Tax

WEDNESDAY: Portland residents are expected to pay a $35 per person arts tax by April 15.

New Report On Human Trafficking And Native Peoples

WEDNESDAY: A new report from Willamette Law School's International Human Rights Clinic details the little-documented problem of human trafficking involving Native Americans.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Some Limits On Campaign Contributions

WEDNESDAY: The U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision today that will have major implications for federal campaign finance rules.

April 1, 2014

Talking Business

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, the Oregonian's business editor, talks about the stories that are capturing his attention.

The Bridge Is Back — But Don't Call It the CRC

TUESDAY: Washington state Rep. Liz Pike wants to bring lawmakers on both sides of the Columbia River back to the table to come up with a new plan for an I-5 bridge.

The Latest On The Oso Mudslide And Mitigating Future Landslides

TUESDAY: We'll get the latest on the Oso landslide and talk with Clackamas County about the new geological maps designed to identify landslide-prone areas.

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