Episodes: June, 2011
June 30, 2011
Hermiston's first and only homeless shelter will break ground this month. What difference will it make?
The Blazers have a lot going on this week. We'll check in with a sportswriter from The Oregonian about the draft, Greg Oden, and the possibility of a lockout.
June 29, 2011
This year the American Mensa Annual Gathering is taking place in Portland. We'll explore what it means to be a part of this "forum for intellectual exchange."
New York lawmakers legalized same-sex marriage on June 24. What will it mean for Oregon?
June 28, 2011
What are rural communities in Oregon doing to create jobs?
We'll talk to Portlander Molly Raphael who's the new president of the American Library Association and Laura Moulton who lends her collection of paperbacks out to people living on the street.
June 27, 2011
What is it like to live without health insurance?
Betty Roberts died this weekend at age 88. We'll reflect on her life in law and politics.
June 24, 2011
The Crooked River Roundup takes place in Prineville this weekend. We'll find what effect the rodeo has on this depressed Central Oregon town.
If signed into law, a bill that just passed in the Legislature would prevent new hookah lounges from opening in the state. How would this affect you?
June 23, 2011
What's your reaction to the announcement by President Obama of a troop drawdown in Afghanistan?
June 22, 2011
How is Oregon grain linked to the state's relationship with China?
BBC Newshour host Claire Bolderson joins us to discuss her visit to Oregon.
June 21, 2011
With state lawmakers expected to wrap up the legislative session early, which bills and budgets affecting higher education are still on the table?
June 20, 2011
Oregonian columnist Elizabeth Hovde suffered a traumatic brain injury from a skiing accident in January. She's recovering now and looking at life through a different lens.
What difference will Portland's new Crisis Assessment and Treatment Center make?
June 17, 2011
June 16, 2011
What are state and local governments doing to lure businesses to Oregon?
June 15, 2011
Where does Dignity Village fit into the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness?
June 14, 2011
June 13, 2011
The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nicholas Kristof is best known for his columns in the New York Times. He grew up in Yamhill County and joins us from there to answer your questions.
June 10, 2011
June 9, 2011
June 8, 2011
Since last Friday there have been four three suspected gang-related shootings in Portland. What's happening? And how are you reacting to the violence?
June 7, 2011
Mayor Sam Adams wants to expand health benefits for city employees to include sex reassignment surgery. How do employers decide what should be covered by their health plans?
June 6, 2011
June 3, 2011
A new report by the World Health Organization says radiation put out by cell phones may be "carcinogenic to humans."
Why are Oregon's public universities raising tuition?