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Episodes: November, 2009

November 30, 2009

The Battle of Seattle

Monday, November 30th marks the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle. Ten years on, what do you see as the legacy of the so-called Battle of Seattle?

November 27, 2009

Rebroadcast: The Selling of Oregon

How are we selling Portland and Oregon to the world — and what are they buying?

November 26, 2009

No Place to Call Home: Tent City

The next installment in our No Place to Call Home series will take us to a tent city in Portland.

November 25, 2009

Northwest Passages: Jim Lynch

Author Jim Lynch's new novel Border Songs shows his deep sense of place and of humor.

November 24, 2009

Green Tax Breaks

How much can Oregon afford to offer alternative energy companies to locate here?  

November 23, 2009

The Economics of the Death Penalty

As the recession batters county and state budgets, can Oregon and Washington continue to afford the high costs of capital punishment?

November 20, 2009

Cambodia Stories

Oregonians who survived the Khmer Rogue genocide in Cambodia are now telling their stories in public.

November 19, 2009

An Hour With Al Gore

What do you want to ask Al Gore?

November 18, 2009

Breast Cancer Screening

What are the risks and benefits of screening women for breast cancer?  

November 17, 2009

Rebirth of Local Journalism

What is the best model for local news in the future?

November 16, 2009

Sex Ed

What should young people learn about sex in school, and when should they learn it?

November 13, 2009

Bike Plan 2030

Should bikes be a pillar of your city's transportation system? If so, how much should your town pay to make that happen? If not, why?

November 12, 2009


Have you noticed the way you think or feel about your stuff has been changing? Is your stuff more or less important to you now than in the past?

November 11, 2009

Veterans' Stories

How does telling stories of their experiences help veterans transition back to daily life?

November 10, 2009

No Place to Call Home: Youth

We hear from homeless youth in the latest installment of our series No Place to Call Home.

November 9, 2009

Fall of the Berlin Wall

How did the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago affect you?

November 6, 2009

Family Finances

How do you talk to your family about money?

November 5, 2009

Cannabis Clubs

What do Oregon's new medical marijuana clubs mean for patients — and for the effort to legalize pot?

November 4, 2009

Recovering PERS

How will Oregon's Public Employee Retirement System cover massive investment losses?

November 3, 2009

Urban Chickens

Should city people be permitted to keep chickens — or even roosters — as pets?

November 2, 2009

Foster Care Finances

How much should people receive to care for a foster child?

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