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Master Clockmaker

OPB | July 29, 2011

For the past two years, Master Clockmaker Ed Beacham has been working on his masterpiece.

Naming Names

OPB | July 29, 2011

A report went public this month that named the gang affiliations connected with suspected gang-related violence. This broke standard operating procedure. Was it helpful to the public, police and gang outreach efforts?

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Last Thursday

OPB | July 29, 2011

One of the best known street fairs in Portland is also the only one of its size that operates without a permit. What's ahead for Last Thursday?

Revved up for Motorsports

OPB | July 28, 2011

Why do we love to watch big things crash into each other — and what motivates a driver to compete?

Progress on Prostitution?

OPB | July 28, 2011

Is the City of Portland making headway in its fight against prostitution?

Whistleblowing at Hanford

OPB | July 28, 2011

We'll get an update about the serious concerns that have been brought to light about the safety of the clean-up at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

Sacred Music

OPB | July 27, 2011

An Eastern Oregon University professor brought his music to the Vatican and got an audience with the pope.

Retangling the Willamette River

OPB | July 27, 2011

Some environmental advocates think we should reconnect parts of the Willamette River with its traditional floodplains. How would this change the river as we know it?

Listening for an Alzheimer's Strategy

OPB | July 27, 2011

How are the state and national strategies for dealing with Alzheimer's disease being developed?

Living with Alzheimer's Disease

OPB | July 26, 2011

What's it like to have a parent or someone you love develop Alzheimer's disease? What help is out there?

The Debt Ceiling

OPB | July 26, 2011

How will Oregonians be affected if Congress can't reach an agreement on raising the debt ceiling by August 2?

The View Point Inn

OPB | July 25, 2011

The View Point Inn, a 1920s hotel that once hosted presidents, celebrities and dignitaries, now sits empty after a fire and financial crisis. What will become of this Nationally Registered historic landmark?

New Directions in Alzheimer's Research

OPB | July 25, 2011

The Alzheimer's Association International Conference just wrapped up in Paris. What stood out there — and what new directions are being explored in Alzheimer's research in general?

Northwest Congressional Seats

OPB | July 25, 2011

We'll get the latest on embattled Congressman David Wu and find out how the Northwest Congressional political races are shaping up in advance of the 2012 primary season.

Explosions and Gunfire in Norway

OPB | July 22, 2011

We speak with two Norwegians affected by the attacks in Oslo and Utoya. 

Dispensing with Dispensaries

OPB | July 22, 2011

"Pot clubs" in Oregon are closing their doors after receiving strongly worded letters from the U.S. Attorney.

Medford Mourns

OPB | July 22, 2011

The stabbing death of a mother and her four young children earlier this week has led to the biggest homicide investigation in Medford history.

Advertorials

OPB | July 21, 2011

Have you ever mistaken an advertisement for news?

Bike Race

OPB | July 21, 2011

A bike lane project in Portland has been put on hold to address gentrification and race issues. What are the connections between cycling and race?

Starting Up

OPB | July 20, 2011

How do new companies use public and private funds to help get their ideas off the ground?

Changing Water Use

OPB | July 20, 2011

Are increasing water rates changing the way you use tap water?

Tentative Union Deal Struck

OPB | July 20, 2011

Unionized public employees have been working without a contract for two-weeks now — we'll find out what the new tentative deal looks like.

The Cost of Recruiting

OPB | July 19, 2011

About a dozen enlistees in the Oregon National Guard claim they did not a receive the signing bonuses they were promised.

Timber Payments?

OPB | July 19, 2011

Timber payments are set to expire at the end of September — what's happening in Congress to come up with a solution?

Box Stores in the City

OPB | July 18, 2011

How do national big box stores customize themselves for urban settings?

Caylee's Law

OPB | July 18, 2011

Does Oregon need a law requiring parents to report a missing child within 24 hours?

Yashanee Vaughn

OPB | July 18, 2011

We'll bring you the latest on the case of 14-year-old Yashanee Vaughn. She disappeared four months ago. The search began again on Friday in the Rocky Butte neighborhood of Northeast Portland.

JAW: A Playwrights Festival

OPB | July 15, 2011

What makes Portland's annual playwrights festival, JAW, worth experiencing?

South Sudan's Independence Day

OPB | July 15, 2011

South Sudan gained its independence on July 9. What does this mean to Oregonians with a connection to the world's newest nation?

Josh Ritter and "Bright's Passage"

OPB | July 14, 2011

Musician and writer Josh Ritter joins us to talk about his songs, his life, and his new novel.

"Voodoo Vintners"

OPB | July 13, 2011

Writer Katherine Cole takes us behind the scenes of Oregon's burgeoning biodynamic wine world.

Summer Jobs

OPB | July 13, 2011

Only one in four teenagers is expected to be employed this summer. Why are teen employment rates hitting record lows?

Helping Your Troubled Teen

OPB | July 12, 2011

If you have a severely troubled teenager, where do you turn for help? How do you know who to trust?

E-Verify

OPB | July 11, 2011

Oregon businesses are split on the use of an online government system to verify an employee's legal status.

Mount Bachelor Academy

OPB | July 11, 2011

Nine former students of Mount Bachelor Academy are suing the school, alleging that they suffered emotional distress, battery and negligence while there. Did you, or anyone you know, attend Mount Bachelor? What's your experience?

Waiting for Help

OPB | July 08, 2011

What happens when you call 9-11, but no officers are available to help?

Green Chemical Potential

OPB | July 08, 2011

Portland State University released a white paper on Oregon's potential to be a leader in green chemistry. What does that mean exactly?

NASA's Final Shuttle Launch

OPB | July 08, 2011

On Friday the space shuttle Atlantis blasted off for the last time, marking the end of the Space Shuttle program. Where has the space shuttle taken the human race? What will space exploration look like without it?

Managing Pain

OPB | July 07, 2011

How do you deal with chronic pain — besides prescription drugs?

Noncustodial Parenting

OPB | July 07, 2011

We're accustomed to hearing about separated parents battling over custody of their children, but some parents voluntarily give up physical or legal custody because they believe it's in the best interest of their children.

Tracking Your Prescriptions

OPB | July 06, 2011

We'll find out about Oregon's new prescription monitoring system, just getting underway. 

Jack Bogdanski

OPB | July 06, 2011

Portland blogger Jack Bogdanski writes about whatever is on his mind: city politics, the Fukushima nuclear disaster, the curse of fruitful plum trees. He's in the news himself this week for a post that sparked a federal investigation.

To Pledge or Not to Pledge?

OPB | July 05, 2011

The Eugene City Council got national attention this week for a vote on whether or not to start their meetings with the Pledge of Allegiance.

NOAA in Newport

OPB | July 05, 2011

As of July 1st, Newport is home to the National Oceanic and Atmoshperic Adminstration's Pacific Fleet. How is that affecting the Port? Scientists? Newport-at-large?

Legally Competent

OPB | July 05, 2011

Is condemned murderer Gary Haugen competent enough to be executed?

Keith Scribner and 'The Oregon Experiment'

OPB | July 04, 2011

Corvallis author Keith Scribner joins us to talk about his latest book The Oregon Experiment.

Idolizing Musicians

OPB | July 01, 2011

American Idol is not the only musical talent show on television, nor was it among the first. But that won't deter gobs of performers from lining up at the Rose Garden on July 2 to audition for their 15 minutes of fame.

Simon Says

OPB | July 01, 2011

Meet Michael Simon, Oregon's newest federal judge, who will be sworn in June 30. What would you like to ask him?

Sine Die

OPB | July 01, 2011

As the legislature adjourns, we look at what got accomplished and what loose ends were left hanging until 2012.


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