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Episodes: June, 2010

June 30, 2010

Classes To Cut

School districts around Oregon are slashing their budgets. How do communities choose what to cut and what to keep?

June 29, 2010

In Public View

What does it mean to have public records of referendum petition signatures and concealed weapons permits?

June 28, 2010

What Are Workers Worth?

As the state budget faces a half-billion dollar shortfall, should public sector employees pay a portion of their health care costs?

June 25, 2010

The Choice to Farm

What does it take for a young person in rural Oregon to choose — or not choose — farming as a career?

June 24, 2010

Sustaining Business in Rural Oregon

What's the key to building a vibrant economy in rural communities?

June 23, 2010

Southern Oregon's Green Economy

Measuring the economic impact of marijuana in Southern Oregon.

June 22, 2010

Immigration Law

One new public opinion poll suggests 60 percent of Americans favor Arizona's new immigration law. What about in cities and towns in the northwest?

June 21, 2010

Mining for Gold and Chromite

Do mining operations in Oregon need more regulation?

June 18, 2010

Drawing for a Living

A conversation with editorial cartoonists.

June 17, 2010

The Meaning of Jefferson High

What is the significance of Jefferson High and other neighborhood schools in Portland?

June 16, 2010

Cleaning up the Gulf

What are folks from the Northwest seeing and doing in the Gulf of Mexico?

June 15, 2010

Cutting Across the Board

What will nine percent cuts, across the board, mean for state services in Oregon?

June 14, 2010

Searching for Kyron Horman

What have we learned from the disappearance of a Portland second-grader?

June 11, 2010

Getting Back to Work: Retraining

Do job retraining programs work?

June 10, 2010

Getting Back to Work: Entrepreneurs

What does it mean to start a new job as your own boss?

June 9, 2010

Getting Back to Work: Jobs and Identity

How does a job define who you are?

June 8, 2010

Northwest Passages: Paulann Petersen

Oregon's new poet laureate Paulann Petersen writes in sonic riffs.

June 7, 2010

Farmers Market Economy

What are the politics of farmers' markets?

June 4, 2010

The Bard in Oregon

Exploring the legacy of the Bard, as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival turns 75.

June 3, 2010

The Ethics of Egg Donation

What are the medical and ethical issues that arise when women donate their eggs?

June 2, 2010

To The Woods

What has an Oregon couple learned from seventeen years living in a trailer in the Coast Range with little electricity and no running water?

June 1, 2010

Who Owns the Ocean?

How do federal and state agencies overlap with commercial and environmental interests off the Oregon coast?

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