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Episodes: December, 2010

December 31, 2010

Staff Pick: Writing Love Songs

Finish the year with a bit of love by listening back to this show on Writing Love Songs.

December 30, 2010

Staff Pick: Brian Doyle

Moments to remember with writer Brian Doyle.

December 29, 2010

Staff Pick: Downsizing as a Senior

OPB reporter April Baer suggests you listen to our show on Downsizing as a Senior.

December 28, 2010

Rebroadcast: Unschool Rules

The philosophy and culture of unschooling.

Staff Pick: Having & Raising Children

Today's show is a compilation of three programs on having and raising children.

December 27, 2010

Staff Pick: Quarter-Life Crisis

Producer Julie Sabatier reccomends taking a listen to Surviving the Quarter-Life Crisis.

December 24, 2010

Staff Pick: Keeping the Faith

Producer Kate McMahon recommends you listen to Keeping the Faith.

December 23, 2010

Northwest Passages: William Kittredge

Emily speaks with iconic Western writer William Kittredge.

December 22, 2010

Oregon and Alcohol

We explore the growth of Oregon's alcohol industry.

December 21, 2010

Contrasting Coverage

How has news coverage of a bank bombing in Woodburn and an attempted bombing in Portland affected your perceptions of these cases?

December 20, 2010

Unemployed for Ages

How people who have been unemployed for a long time are doing.

December 17, 2010

Trust and Travel

We discuss trusting strangers while traveling — especially when couchsurfing, hitchhiking, and house-swapping.

December 16, 2010

Wage Woes

What is the ripple effect of comparatively low personal income on the state as a whole?

December 15, 2010

Winter Depression

We talk to people affected by depression this winter season.

December 14, 2010

Obama's Popularity

How are Oregon voters feeling about President Obama?

December 13, 2010

Islam in the Northwest

How are Muslims perceived in the Pacific Northwest?

December 10, 2010

RUT? Teens & Texting

Teen texting and the issues it raises for educators, parents, and lawmakers.

December 9, 2010

The Benefits of Auctioneering

We meet an auctioneer, hear her story, and explore the connections between givers and receivers. 

December 8, 2010

Warming Up to Climate Change

How are businesses, individuals and governments preparing for environmental changes?

December 7, 2010


As the Oregon legislature prepares for an upcoming session that has a 30-30 split in the House, will lawmakers be willing to compromise to get things done?

December 6, 2010

The 2010 Election Divide

A new poll by OPB and Fox 12* shows about a 50-50 split between Oregonians feeling optimistic and pessimistic about the new governor and legislature.

December 3, 2010

Somali Communities

We speak with members of Oregon's Somali communities.

December 2, 2010


With the Civil War game coming up this weekend it got us thinking about what it means to be a fan.

December 1, 2010

Bagby Hot Springs

Who should run Bagby Hot Springs?

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