Episodes: April, 2011
April 29, 2011
Playwright Susan Mach won an Oregon Book Award this week for her story about an 1874 kidnapping, The Lost Boy.
In this next installment of Northwest Passages we'll speak with Graham Salisbury, a five time winner of an Oregon Book Award.
Portland City Council voted on Thursday to rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force. We'll find out why.
April 28, 2011
We'll broadcast live from the Capitol to catch up on some of the bills we've been following throughout the 2011 legislative session and discuss some new legislation that came to floor this week.
April 27, 2011
The recent disappearance of one Portland teen and the shooting death of another have shaken some of the city's youth. What's the best way to help kids deal with trauma such as the death of a peer?
We'll check in with an Oregon real estate expert about how the market looks — for buying, selling and renting.
April 26, 2011
At 9 a.m. today the Oregon Department of Education released statistics on the number of students in Oregon who graduate in four years with high school diplomas. We'll discuss the news.
The USDA tested cows around the country last year and found illegally high levels of antibiotics and other drugs. What questions does this raise for you?
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire now have a design for the Columbia River Crossing. What do you think of it?
April 25, 2011
Hermiston has earned the distinction of Eastern Oregon's largest city, according to 2010 Census reports. The city beat out Pendleton by 133 people, posing the question, does size matter?
In the emerging online market for your personal information are we forced to participate or can we opt-out?
How will districts around the state fare under the K-12 state budget Governor Kitzhaber just signed?
April 22, 2011
Avel Gordly, the first African American woman elected to the Oregon State Senate, joins us to talk about her new book Remembering the Power of Words.
Would a state-owned bank bolster the growth of farmers and small business owners?
April 21, 2011
Twenty-five years after the collapse of the Rajneesh commune in Eastern Oregon, we'll talk to the Oregonian reporter who followed the story then and now.
What are members of the Wasco Tribe considering as they choose a new chief?
April 20, 2011
Why do generations of the same family show up repeatedly in the family court system?
April 19, 2011
The governor makes appointments to more than 200 voluntary boards. How much power and influence do they hold and why do they do it?
The Bonneville Power Administration may ask wind companies to cut back on energy generation to allow the grid to absorb an excess of hydro power.
April 18, 2011
How do tax credits change how Oregonians spend their money?
Journalist, author, and University of Oregon graduate, Jere Van Dyk, shares his stories of being captured by the Taliban.
April 15, 2011
The Portland-based filmmaker Todd Haynes on film, television, and directing women.
We'll talk with the mother of missing 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn, and check in with the police about the status of the investigation.
April 14, 2011
We'll be broadcasting again from the Capitol, talking about freedom of expression, ethical issues in the Treasury and meeting a new Capital Person.
April 13, 2011
How should colleges deal with complaints of sexual assault?
How easy should it be to rent or loan your car to someone for a fee?
April 12, 2011
What's being done to combat gang activity in Northwest communities?
April 11, 2011
As Lincoln City police officer Steven Dodds returns home, the prime suspect in his shooting, David Duhram, is still at large.
Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for revised drug free zones to combat crime. Will they work? Are they constitutional?
April 8, 2011
Meet two members of Team Mean Machine from Camas High School. They are headed to the World Robot Competition in St. Louis this month to see if their robots, Wallace and Gromit, can play nice with other robots.
Jazz saxophonist brings creative and classic sounds to Portland's Soul'd Out Music Festival on April 11 and April 16.
We discuss the politics behind the possible federal government shutdown and the potential effects on Oregon.
April 7, 2011
How have you grown, or changed, from failure?
April 6, 2011
Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?
How do ambulance companies operate sustainable businesses in rural areas of the state?
April 5, 2011
Radiation leaks from a nuclear power station in Japan after the recent earthquake and tsunami have left many questions and concerns here in the Northwest.
Oregon ranchers want to see changes to state laws that protect wolves.
April 4, 2011
A high school librarian beat 3 million people in her NCAA Tournament Bracket by focusing on the fundamentals: mascots and numerology.
The Pilot Travel Center in Stanfield is threatening to close if the Eastern Oregon city doesn't repeal its gas tax.
The Portland Water Bureau has proposed a rate hike of 85 percent in the next five years. Is it avoidable?
April 1, 2011
We'll speak to the new Superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital about the state of the State Hospital.