Episodes: January, 2012
January 31, 2012
Oregon Public Broadcasting and DHM Research conducted a survey to find out how Oregonians feel about state spending and policy issues.
A federal judge in Eugene has ruled that reviewing information from electronic devices without a warrant is a violation of Fourth Amendment rights.
January 30, 2012
When will Oregonians be able to use an state sponsored online site to compare health insurance plans? How valuable will the information be?
From establishing a new office space to preparing for the legislative sesssion, Occupy Portland continues to be busy. We'll find out the latest.
January 27, 2012
January 26, 2012
The Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog race takes place this week in the Wallowas. It's the only Iditarod qualifying race in Oregon.
Psychology professor Gary Marcus went to great lengths to learn to play guitar — including joining a rock band of 11-year-olds at music camp. His book Guitar Zero explores the science of music and learning.
Yesterday a police confrontation in Portland ended in the death of 21-year-old Bradley Lee Morgan. We'll find out what happened.
January 25, 2012
President Obama delivers his third State of the Union address Tuesday night.
January 24, 2012
What are the benefits — and drawbacks — of heart screenings for teenagers?
January 23, 2012
According to newly released data, the rate of suicide among veterans has dropped (but risen among active duty soldiers), and the incidents of domestic abuse and child abuse among veterans have increased. We'll find out what's happening.
The Oregon Secretary of State has created an Online Civics Toolkit. What will it teach students about how their government works?
January 20, 2012
Willamette University's International Human Rights Clinic has filed two civil suits against former U.S. government officials on behalf of Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Western Oregon felt cold temperatures and got some snow earlier this week, and now is facing heavy rain and flooding.
January 19, 2012
Whatever happened to Google+?
In 2011, more homes were sold in the Portland area than in 2010, but real estate prices continued to drop. What does that say about the health of Portland's real estate market?
January 18, 2012
Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us to discuss local mergers and acquisitions, new exports at the Port of Portland, and increasing losses at the zoo and other Metro-run venues.
January 17, 2012
January 16, 2012
A coalition of Oregon community groups has created a report card that grades the Oregon legislature on its efforts to address racial inequity. How did the lawmakers fare?
January 13, 2012
Water Bureau officials say there is no public health threat from trace amounts of the parasite cyptosporidium found in Portland water. But what does it mean for Bull Run's clean water variance?
A married couple of doctors are getting ready to move from Madras to Seattle. How has 15-years in the community influenced their lives, and how has their service impacted the town?
We'll ask U.S. Supreme Court scholar Lisa McElroy about the recent court decisions and about the arguments just made in the FCC indecency case.
January 12, 2012
Even though unemployment remains high in Oregon, some businesses within the state are struggling to find skilled workers to hire.
What are conditions like in Haiti, two years after the country's devastating earthquake? We'll ask a member of Medical Teams International who's lived in the country for more than a decade.
January 11, 2012
Washington's state Supreme Court ruled that the state is not meeting its constitutional requirements to fund education.
Tillamook Cheese has announced that it will be cutting 50 positions at its factory in Tillamook.
January 10, 2012
The Oregon Sustainability Center is designed to boost the economy and reflect of the state's commitment to the environment, but critics question the project's financing and feasibility.
There were six shootings in Portland on Sunday and Monday and another one on Tuesday. What happened?
January 9, 2012
Continuing our series of conversations with Portland mayoral candidates, we talk with former City Commissioner Charlie Hales.
January 6, 2012
A new study looks at Oregon's registry for people who have made decisions ahead of time about what kind of medical treatment they want at the end of their lives.
January 5, 2012
We ask nationally recognized cartographer, Dave Imus: What's it like to make maps for a living?
Why do many Americans misjudge the level of wealth inequality?
January 4, 2012
Two months into Portland's controversial new program cutting back on garbage pick ups and encouraging food composting at the curb, we'll see how it's going.
Iowans gather on Tuesday night for the first electoral event in the Republican presidential campaign: the Iowa caucuses.
January 3, 2012
A new study suggests that avoiding trans fats and eating certain nutrients may help maintain cognitive function and brain health.
January 2, 2012
We'll talk to Max Williams, who has lead the Oregon Department of Corrections since 2004, about his tenure, the state prison system, and his upcoming plans.