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Episodes: November, 2011

November 30, 2011

Environmental Update

Every week, billions of gallons of oil are transported in Northwest waters, but the agencies regulating that trade have suffered budget cuts. What effect does that have on oil spill preparedness?

The Legacy of Rob Ingram

On Sunday, Rob Ingram, President of the Urban League of Portland Young Professionals and Director of Portland's Office of Youth Violence Prevention, died of a heart attack at 38. We speak to those whose lives he changed.

No Treatment for Bull Run Water

The Oregon Health Authority announced it will not require Portland to build a treatment facility for Bull Run, the city's water source, to guard against cryptosporidium.

November 29, 2011

Lariviere Loses Job

The president of the University of Oregon has lost his job, causing deep divisions between UO and the State Board of Higher Education. We'll get reactions.

November 28, 2011

Spider Woman

Lewis & Clark biology professor Greta Binford — whose research focuses on spiders — has been named Oregon Professor of the Year.

Medical Treatment for Autism

What are the options for treating children with autism in Oregon?

November 25, 2011

Wildwood Book Club

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis take questions from 50 of their biggest fans — ages six to 16 — about their new book Wildwood at The Literary Arts Center.

November 24, 2011

A Different Spin on Thanksgiving

In this holiday rebroadcast, we're asking, does your Thanksgiving celebration veer from the ordinary bird to the extraordinary experience?

November 23, 2011

Lariviere's Contract Won't Be Renewed

The Board of Higher Education has decided not to renew University of Oregon's President Richard Lariviere's contract.

Kitzhaber Stops Executions

Governor John Kitzhaber has put Gary Haugen's scheduled execution on hold and called for a reevaluation of capital punishment in Oregon. What's your reaction?

November 22, 2011

The Portland Ballet

This weekend the Portland Ballet performs a world premiere of A Midsummer Night's Dream. We'll find out about the school, the show, and what these young people hope to get from a youth dedicated to ballet.

How Georgia Became O'Keeffe

Portland author Karen Karbo has penned a unique take on the life of iconic artist Georgia O'Keeffe. We'll talk to her about her subject and what she's hoping to accomplish with her trilogy of biographies of famous women.

Commission On Public Safety

We'll get an update on Governor Kitzhaber's Commission on Public Safety, which is looking at ways to save money in the criminal justice system.

November 21, 2011

Mental Health Treatment Options for Youth

What are the options for Northwest youth who need mental health treatment?

A New Shelter for Victims of Sexual Exploitation

Janus Youth Programs is opening a new long-term shelter for youth sex workers. What impact will it have on Portland's sex trafficking problem?

November 18, 2011

The Wanteds

The Wanteds chronicles a dramatic period in the life of struggling musician Tommy Harrington. We chat with Tommy and the film's director.

Oregon Lottery Update

Since our show about the Oregon Lottery's plans to roll out new online games, the governor has put a hold on the program and three lottery employees have resigned. What's next for the Oregon Lottery?

Occupy Portland Clashes with Police

Dozens of Occupy Portland protesters were arrested in downtown Portland on Thursday. What happened?

November 17, 2011

Weekend Look-Ahead 11/17

Music fans have a lot to choose from in Portland and Eugene this weekend. We'll hear two entertainment writers' top picks.

The 45th Parallel

Lisa Wells and Bobby Abrahamson set out to document the plight of Oregon small towns in the spirit of the Federal Writers Project during the New Deal.

A Preview of the Portland Mayor's Race

What issues will be front and center during the 2012 Portland Mayor's race? And who, exactly, is running?

November 16, 2011

My Life as a Turkey

The long-running PBS show, Nature, airs an unusual documentary on Wednesday night. We'll talk with Executive Producer Fred Kaufman about it.

On The Job: Athletes

What is it like to play sports for a living?

Talking Business

Our regular business chat focuses this week on the departure of locally-based companies, the cost of cleaning up Occupy Portland, and plans for Memorial Coliseum.

November 15, 2011

NBA Union Disbands

The National Basketball Players Association has elected to disband, putting the rest of what was already a lockout-shortened season in jeopardy. Will there be any pro ball this year?

What's Next for Occupy Portland?

Chapman and Lownsdale Parks are now closed. What's next for Occupy Portland?

Supreme Court Hears Health Care Challenge

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to the Obama's health care overhaul. We'll discuss the implications.

November 14, 2011

Our Town: Camas

Camas' population has nearly tripled in the last 20 years. What changes has that brought to the community?

An Occupy Portland Update

We broadcast live during the police sweep of Occupy Portland yesterday. Today, we recap what happened.

November 11, 2011

Northwest Filmmakers Festival Preview

The Northwest Filmmakers Festival begins this weekend. What's worth seeing?

National Emergency Test

A National Emergency System test that was scheduled this week failed. We'll find out why.

No Same-Sex Marriage Initiative

Advocacy group Basic Rights Oregon has decided not to try for a repeal of Oregon's ban on same-sex marriage in 2012. What's your reaction?

November 10, 2011

Weekend Look-Ahead 11/10

We'll look ahead this weekend to big events in the worlds of jazz and college football: Herbie Hancock and Oregon's match with Stanford.

What Happens Next at Condit Dam?

Two weeks ago, the base of the Condit Dam was blown up, and the White Salmon River flowed free for the first time in a century. What happens now?

School Funding

Voters in three Oregon school districts rejected school funding measures this week. What's next for students, teachers and administrators in these districts?

November 9, 2011

The Future of the Occupy Movement

So far, the relationship between Sam Adams and Occupy Portland remains cordial, but will that change in the near future? And what's the future of the broader Occupy movement?

Local Elections

What ballot initiatives and candidates are you watching in Oregon, Washington and elsewhere?

November 8, 2011

Environmental Update

We check in with David Steves about his live chat with environmental scientist Richard Alley and EarthFix's new story about the top Northwest polluters.

Summer Online Education

Hillcrest Elementary in North Bend and other schools are trying to make up for long summer vacations by getting students to continue learning online.

Skidmore Prize

The Skidmore Prize is given by the Willamette Week to four people 35 or under in recognition of the significant work they do with non-profits in the community. We'll talk with some of the winners.

November 7, 2011

Move Your Money?

The Move Your Money Project encourages people to take their money from large banks, and put it in local banks and credit unions instead. November 5th is the day the movement has been pushing toward. Are you participating?

Portland Parks & Recreation Gold Medal

Portland Parks & Recreation was just awarded the top national honor from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation & Park Association. We'll find out why — and what may be next for the city's parks.

November 4, 2011

Winter Drinks

It suddenly got rather cold this week. Luckily, local brewers and distillers are releasing porters, ciders, and spiced wines to keep you warm.

Local Law Enforcement

The city of Elgin is operating without local law enforcement since their chief and one remaining officer resigned. What's next for Elgin?

Voting on Urban Renewal

Besides the First Congressional District primary, there are a few other things in some Oregonians' ballot envelopes. Voters in Clackamas County and Beaverton are voting on urban renewal proposals.

November 3, 2011

Weekend Look-Ahead 11/3

Once you come off the sugar rush that is the week after Halloween, what will you do this weekend?

Moby-Dick In Pictures

For 552 days in a row Matt Kish made one drawing for each page of Moby-Dick. We'll find out how it changed his art — and his life.

Property Taxes for Seniors

Many senior citizens and people with disabilities in Oregon are finding they no longer qualify for a property tax deferral program. What will this mean for them when property taxes are due later this month?

November 2, 2011

Memory and Eyewitness Evidence

Eyewitness evidence is used in court cases all over the country every day. Now, both the Oregon Supreme Court and the U.S. Supreme Court are taking up the issue of how limited its use should be.

November 1, 2011

Food Sovereignty on Tribal Lands

We'll explore the movement among native tribes to achieve food independence and return to traditional diets.

The National Congress of American Indians

The 68th annual National Congress of American Indians is in Portland for the first time in over 30 years. What are the important national issues for American Indians?

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