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Episodes: July, 2009

July 31, 2009

Rebroadcast: Summer Struggles

Rebroadcast: How do low-income families deal with the unique challenges that summer presents?

July 30, 2009

Northwest Passages: Kathleen Alcala

Author Kathleen Alcala on borders, families, and writing to free people of cultural and personal restraints.

July 29, 2009

Rx: Role of Employers

Should employers be responsible for providing healthcare?

July 28, 2009


From rabbits to receipts, why do people hoard things?

July 27, 2009

The State of Black Oregon

What is the state of black Oregon?

July 24, 2009

Worthington Trial: The Verdict Is In

What does the verdict in the Worthington trial say about Oregon's faith healing law?

July 23, 2009

Is Obama-Mania Over?

Is Obama leading as you hoped?

July 22, 2009

Zine Culture

How is this small part of the print world surviving?

July 21, 2009

Leading a Horse to Slaughter

Should we slaughter horses for meat?

July 20, 2009

The Health of Our Bees

What does the health of bees say about the state of our environment?

July 17, 2009

Obama Rolls Back Bush Logging Plan

What do you think of the Obama administration's roll-back of the WOPR?

July 16, 2009

Northwest Passages: Michael & Matthew Dickman

Twin brothers from a rough Portland neighborhood turn out to be very different poets.

July 15, 2009

Saving Your Pennies?

Can the economy rebound if we keep saving our money?

July 14, 2009

Rx: Health Promotion

What role does keeping people healthy have in the future of healthcare?

July 13, 2009

Which Protests Work?

Of all the many ways to express dissent, what works best and why?

July 10, 2009

Jane Lubchenco and Richard Alley

Jane Lubchenco talks about her new role as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

July 9, 2009

California Connections

How is California’s economic trouble affecting its neighbors to the North?

July 8, 2009

Fusion Voting

How might fusion voting affect minor — and major — parties in the state?

July 7, 2009

Oregon's Historic Places

What can we learn about Oregon from its buildings on the National Register of Historic Places?

July 6, 2009

Rx: Doctors' Salaries

What role does the money that patients pay and doctors earn play in the health care we all receive?

July 3, 2009

Judge A Book By Its Pixels

What do you hope for the future of books?

July 2, 2009

Northwest Passages: Jane Kirkpatrick

Author Jane Kirkpatrick on fictionalizing history, life on her ranch near the John Day River, and her newest book, A Flickering Light.

July 1, 2009

World-Class Arts?

Should Oregon support "world class" arts organizations like the ballet, opera and symphony? Should it try?

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