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End of the Legislative Session

OPB | June 30, 2009

What happened at the end of the legislative session?

The Switch: Biogas

OPB | June 29, 2009

The next, and final, installment of our Switch series explores biogas and other ways of creating energy out of waste.

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Bottling It Up in Cascade Locks

OPB | June 26, 2009

Should Nestle open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks?  

Change to Oregon Rape Law?

OPB | June 25, 2009

If a woman becomes drunk, blacks out and is raped, should prosecutors be allowed to charge rape or first degree sex abuse? Or should the current law be retained, which only allows a defendant to be charged with sex abuse in the second degree?

The Switch: Biomass

OPB | June 24, 2009

Where does wood fit in the Northwest's energy future?

Paying for Special Ed

OPB | June 23, 2009

Who should pay for special ed when schools and parents disagree?

Special Coverage: Kroger Won't Charge Sam Adams

OPB | June 22, 2009

What's next for Sam Adams now that Attorney General John Kroger won't pursue criminal charges?

School I.D.

OPB | June 22, 2009

What does "multi-ethnic" mean to Oregon students who describe themselves that way?

Iran from the Northwest

OPB | June 19, 2009

How are Iranians in the Northwest reacting to the current unrest?

Northwest Passages: Phillip Margolin

OPB | June 18, 2009

Phillip Margolin joins us to talk about turning from a criminal defense attorney to a nearly thriller-a-year best-selling novelist.

TOL Remote in Newport: Wave Energy

OPB | June 17, 2009

Can the sea power us in the future?

Natural Medicine?

OPB | June 16, 2009

What does it mean that naturopaths will now have the authority to prescribe a wider range of drugs?

Curbing Gang Violence

OPB | June 15, 2009

What will it take to curb gang violence in Oregon?

As We Are: Illiteracy

OPB | June 12, 2009

What is life like for people who are struggling with literacy as adults?

Taxing Questions

OPB | June 11, 2009

What does tax "fairness" mean to you?

The Switch: Solar Power

OPB | June 10, 2009

What's the best and most cost effective kind of solar energy?

Adopting Out

OPB | June 09, 2009

How can Oregon ensure the well-being of children adopted outside the state?

School for the Blind

OPB | June 08, 2009

Should the state close the Oregon School for the Blind?

The Switch: Geothermal Energy

OPB | June 05, 2009

How can geothermal energy become a bigger part of Oregon’s energy picture?

Northwest Passages: Peter Rock

OPB | June 04, 2009

Why did the fragmented story of a father and daughter bother novelist Peter Rock?

Tiananmen Remembered

OPB | June 03, 2009

What is the legacy of Tiananmen in Oregon today?

Forest Values

OPB | June 02, 2009

What's the best way to assess the value of a forest?

GM Declares Bankruptcy

OPB | June 01, 2009

What does GM's bankruptcy mean for the rest of the auto industry?

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