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Episodes: June, 2009

June 30, 2009

End of the Legislative Session

What happened at the end of the legislative session?

June 29, 2009

The Switch: Biogas

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

June 26, 2009

Bottling It Up in Cascade Locks

Should Nestle open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks?  

June 25, 2009

Change to Oregon Rape Law?

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?

June 24, 2009

The Switch: Biomass

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

June 23, 2009

Paying for Special Ed

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

June 22, 2009

Special Coverage: Kroger Won't Charge Sam Adams

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

School I.D.

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

June 19, 2009

Iran from the Northwest

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

June 18, 2009

Northwest Passages: Phillip Margolin

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

June 17, 2009

TOL Remote in Newport: Wave Energy

Can the sea power us in the future?

June 16, 2009

Natural Medicine?

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

June 15, 2009

Curbing Gang Violence

What will it take to curb gang violence in Oregon?

June 12, 2009

As We Are: Illiteracy

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

June 11, 2009

Taxing Questions

What does tax "fairness" mean to you?

June 10, 2009

The Switch: Solar Power

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

June 9, 2009

Adopting Out

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

June 8, 2009

School for the Blind

Should the state close the Oregon School for the Blind?

June 5, 2009

The Switch: Geothermal Energy

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

June 4, 2009

Northwest Passages: Peter Rock

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

June 3, 2009

Tiananmen Remembered

What is the legacy of Tiananmen in Oregon today?

June 2, 2009

Forest Values

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

June 1, 2009

GM Declares Bankruptcy

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

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