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Northwest Passages: Susan Mach

OPB | April 29, 2011

Playwright Susan Mach won an Oregon Book Award this week for her story about an 1874 kidnapping, The Lost Boy.

Northwest Passages: Graham Salisbury

OPB | April 29, 2011

In this next installment of Northwest Passages we'll speak with Graham Salisbury, a five time winner of an Oregon Book Award.

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Rejoining the JTTF

OPB | April 29, 2011

Portland City Council voted on Thursday to rejoin the Joint Terrorism Task Force. We'll find out why.

Live from Salem

OPB | 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.

Kids in Crisis

OPB | 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?

Own or Rent?

OPB | April 27, 2011

We'll check in with an Oregon real estate expert about how the market looks — for buying, selling and renting.

Oregon Graduation Rates

OPB | 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.

What's in Our Cows?

OPB | April 26, 2011

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?

Governors Release CRC Plan

OPB | April 26, 2011

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber and Washington Governor Chris Gregoire now have a design for the Columbia River Crossing. What do you think of it?

Hermiston Tops Pendleton

OPB | 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?

Opting Out

OPB | April 25, 2011

In the emerging online market for your personal information are we forced to participate or can we opt-out?

Money (or Not) for Schools

OPB | April 25, 2011

How will districts around the state fare under the K-12 state budget Governor Kitzhaber just signed?

Avel Gordly

OPB | 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.

State Bank

OPB | April 22, 2011

Would a state-owned bank bolster the growth of farmers and small business owners?

Revisiting the Rajneeshees

OPB | 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.

Searching for a New Chief

OPB | April 21, 2011

What are members of the Wasco Tribe considering as they choose a new chief?

Staying in the System

OPB | April 20, 2011

Why do generations of the same family show up repeatedly in the family court system?

Volunteer Boards

OPB | 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?

Washing Out Wind?

OPB | April 19, 2011

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.

Taxes Tidbits

OPB | April 18, 2011

How do tax credits change how Oregonians spend their money?

Captured by the Taliban

OPB | April 18, 2011

Journalist, author, and University of Oregon graduate, Jere Van Dyk, shares his stories of being captured by the Taliban.

Todd Haynes

OPB | April 15, 2011

The Portland-based filmmaker Todd Haynes on film, television, and directing women.


OPB | April 15, 2011

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.

Live from Salem

OPB | 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.

Sexual Assault at College

OPB | April 13, 2011

How should colleges deal with complaints of sexual assault?

Car Sharing

OPB | April 13, 2011

How easy should it be to rent or loan your car to someone for a fee?

Confronting Northwest Gangs

OPB | April 12, 2011

What's being done to combat gang activity in Northwest communities?

Shooting in Waldport Revisited

OPB | April 11, 2011

As Lincoln City police officer Steven Dodds returns home, the prime suspect in his shooting, David Duhram, is still at large.

Zoning Out Drugs

OPB | April 11, 2011

Portland Mayor Sam Adams is pushing for revised drug free zones to combat crime. Will they work? Are they constitutional?

Start Seeing Robots

OPB | April 08, 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.

Devin Phillips

OPB | April 08, 2011

Jazz saxophonist brings creative and classic sounds to Portland's Soul'd Out Music Festival on April 11 and April 16.

Government Shutdown

OPB | April 08, 2011

We discuss the politics behind the possible federal government shutdown and the potential effects on Oregon.


OPB | April 07, 2011

How have you grown, or changed, from failure?

County Health Rankings

OPB | April 06, 2011

Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?

Rural Emergency

OPB | April 06, 2011

How do ambulance companies operate sustainable businesses in rural areas of the state?

Got Radioactive Milk?

OPB | April 05, 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.

Legislating Wolves

OPB | April 05, 2011

Oregon ranchers want to see changes to state laws that protect wolves.

An NCAA Marvel

OPB | April 04, 2011

A high school librarian beat 3 million people in her NCAA Tournament Bracket by focusing on the fundamentals: mascots and numerology.

Standoff in Stanfield

OPB | April 04, 2011

The Pilot Travel Center in Stanfield is threatening to close if the Eastern Oregon city doesn't repeal its gas tax.

Portland Water Bureau

OPB | April 04, 2011

The Portland Water Bureau has proposed a rate hike of 85 percent in the next five years. Is it avoidable?

The Oregon State Hospital Today

OPB | April 01, 2011

We'll speak to the new Superintendent of the Oregon State Hospital about the state of the State Hospital.

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