Episodes: December, 2011
December 30, 2011
December 29, 2011
Earlier this year we asked: what's it like to be an Oregonian living in poverty in the 21st century? Some of the answers were surprising, so we're bringing you the conversation again.
December 28, 2011
Lucia Greenhouse, the author of fathermothergod, joined us in October to talk about her experience growing up in a Christian Science household. We'll rebroadcast part of that conversation today. To hear the rest of it click here.
In November Portland lost a true community leader: Rob Ingram. He died at 38 of a heart attack. Soon after his passing we talked to some people whose lives he changed.
December 27, 2011
We spoke with Ismet Prcic earlier this year about his fascinating book, Shards. It was among our favorite author interviews this year, so we're bringing it back as part of our week of holiday rebroadcasts.
December 26, 2011
December 23, 2011
December 22, 2011
How do you talk to your kids about Santa Claus? What's the right time to tell them the truth?
December 21, 2011
December 20, 2011
As part of our ongoing inequality series, we look at the differences in diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS in different populations.
December 19, 2011
What will the shortened 2011-2012 NBA season mean for a Blazers team full of new faces?
Oregon's shield law did not protect one blogger from being fined $2.5 million in a defamation lawsuit. Should it have?
December 16, 2011
The recent collapse at Lucky Friday Mine in Idaho left seven miners injured in an accident that occurred 6,000 feet underground. It was the third major accident at the mine since April.
Oregon senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat, and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan, a Republican, have a plan to overhaul Medicare.
December 15, 2011
The nation's second oldest drug court is turning 20 Thursday. We'll explore the history and effectiveness of the Multnomah County system.
December 14, 2011
How are the state's business leaders and elected officials doing with their goals to create jobs and raise Oregonians' income?
Next year, the Portland Police Bureau will begin to redirect non-threatening 911 calls involving suicide to a mental health call center.
December 13, 2011
We continue our conversation about the now-public benefits of retirees in Oregon's Public Employees Retirement System with its director and others.
December 12, 2011
We track the Occupy movement as it expands to the ports and to the 2nd Congressional District.
December 9, 2011
Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us to discuss Portland's rental market, baseball as an economic development strategy, holiday shopping and more.
What can we learn about inequality from a look at shifting demographics in our region?
December 8, 2011
December 7, 2011
The U.N. is hosting its annual climate change conference in Durban, South Africa. What progress are global leaders making toward combat global warming?
The US Postal Service may close processing centers to cut costs. How would slower delivery of first-class mail affect you?
December 6, 2011
Kicking off a new series about inequality, we're asking a seemingly basic question: what is it?
December 5, 2011
Union Mayor Bill Lindsley is trying to keep his small town economically viable, even as he sees people in his town — like those in other rural places — increasingly move to bigger cities.
Some Occupy Portland protesters were arrested over the weekend and forced to take down tents they had set up in the Park Blocks in downtown.
December 2, 2011
This past Sunday, Catholics around the world recited a new translation of the Mass. It's the largest change since the 1960s.
December 1, 2011
The Washington Legislature began a special session this week to address a $1.4 billion budget shortfall. The session opened amid demonstrations by a coalition of Occupy Olympia and union members.
After 20 years and $1.4 billion, Portland has completed its Big Pipe Project to keep what's known as "combined sewage overflow" out of the Willamette River.