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Talking Business

OPB | Feb. 29, 2012

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us to talk about the latest business news. 

Requiring Rearview Cameras

OPB | Feb. 29, 2012

Starting in 2014, all new cars will likely have to be equipped with a rearview camera to help drivers see what's behind them.

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Rothko in Portland

OPB | Feb. 29, 2012

The Portland Art Museum is home to the largest Mark Rothko exhibition exhibition that's been shown on the West Coast in over a decade.

On The Job: Campaign Manager

OPB | Feb. 28, 2012

Steve Hildebrand has spent the past 30 years moving from campaign to campaign, coordinating operations and providing political consulting.

Choosing a School

OPB | Feb. 28, 2012

Private school enrollment in Oregon is on the rise. At the same time, some public schools are opening up slots for transfers from other districts. How are parents making decisions about what school is right for their children?

The Portland Biennial

OPB | Feb. 27, 2012

Portland2012: A Biennial of Contemporary Art is a showcase of 24 Portland-based artists and creative teams. We'll find out all about it.

Help for Oregon Homeowners

OPB | Feb. 27, 2012

How might new rules about about mortgage lenders put out by the Oregon Attorney General's office — and two Oregon legislative proposals on the same subject — affect homeowners?

Culture Club

OPB | Feb. 24, 2012

Our weekly roundtable on some of the most talked-about stories of the week.

Government Partnership with Faith-Based Groups

OPB | Feb. 24, 2012

How is the government partnering with faith-based groups to provide social services to low-income people?

Ethics in Salem

OPB | Feb. 23, 2012

Two lawmakers want to rewrite the conflict-of-interest rules for the Oregon House of Representatives.

Ways & Means

OPB | Feb. 23, 2012

The Ways & Means committee is making weighty decisions about the state budget as well as many other pieces of legislation as the short session draws to a close.

Capitol Coverage

OPB | Feb. 23, 2012

With a week left in the short session, we check in with two reporters covering the 2012 Oregon Legislature.

The Ellington Century

OPB | Feb. 22, 2012

Jazz historian David Schiff's new book, The Ellington Century, discusses Duke Ellington's pivotal role in merging African-American and European musical traditions in the twentieth century.

Preventing Pharmacy Errors

OPB | Feb. 22, 2012

How big a problem are pharmacy errors? The Oregon Board of Pharmacy commissioned a survey that suggests a number of pharmacists think working conditions make errors more likely.

Environmental Update

OPB | Feb. 21, 2012

Two new bills were introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives which could increase the revenue some Northwest counties receive from federal forestland.

Suicide Calls on the Rise

OPB | Feb. 21, 2012

We'll ask how Portland Police are handling the increase of calls involving people who are suicidal.

The End of Money

OPB | Feb. 20, 2012

What would a world without cash look like — and is that where we're heading?

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

OPB | Feb. 17, 2012

Have you read the Multnomah County Library's 2012 "Everybody Reads" book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky?

The Coffee Shop

OPB | Feb. 16, 2012

Our regular discussion about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Drug Dogs in Josephine County Schools

OPB | Feb. 16, 2012

The Three Rivers School District in Josephine County has announced plans to use drug dogs in their schools. What do you think of this idea?

Jeff Merkley

OPB | Feb. 15, 2012

Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley joins us to talk about a number of issues, including a Constitutional Amendment that would invalidate the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling.

Money in Politics

OPB | Feb. 15, 2012

The injection of millions of dollars of SuperPAC money in the 2012 election cycle has prompted Oregon Senators Wyden and Merkley to support a constitutional amendment to limit campaign contributions.

Wim Wenders on "Pina"

OPB | Feb. 14, 2012

The German filmmaker Wim Wenders celebrates the work and life of choreographer Pina Bausch in his new 3D documentary, Pina.

How Will Global Warming Affect Oregon?

OPB | Feb. 14, 2012

As global temperatures rise, and glaciers melt around the world, how will Oregon be affected by climate change?

If a Tree Falls

OPB | Feb. 13, 2012

This Oscar-nominated film documents the events and people involved in a series of arsons in Oregon and elsewhere that were successfully prosecuted as terrorism.

TriMet Budget Plan

OPB | Feb. 13, 2012

TriMet has a $17 million hole in its budget. How will it fill it?

Obama's Healthcare Compromise

OPB | Feb. 10, 2012

The Obama administration has announced a new compromise for contraceptive coverage for women working for religiously affiliated employers.

Coordinated Care

OPB | Feb. 10, 2012

Health care legislation is moving quickly in the short session of the Oregon legislature. What changes are on the horizon?

Young Hunters in Oregon

OPB | Feb. 10, 2012

The number of young hunters in Oregon is decreasing. What does that mean for the business and culture of hunting?

Dave Isay of StoryCorps

OPB | Feb. 09, 2012

Dave Isay, the founder of public radio's much-loved StoryCorps talks about his new book, his career in radio, and working with one of his first producers — Dave Miller.

Talking Business

OPB | Feb. 09, 2012

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us to talk about the latest business news, including the mayor's new small banking initiative and Iberdrola's decision to stay in Portland.

Reading the Revenue Tea Leaves

OPB | Feb. 08, 2012

The Oregon Office of Economic Analysis releases its quarterly revenue forecast Wednesday morning. How will these numbers affect budget negotiations in the short legislative session?

The Sex Diaries Project

OPB | Feb. 08, 2012

Author Arianne Cohen has collected what she calls "sex diaries" — people's first hand accounts of their relationships, from the casual to the committed.

Same-Sex Marriage in Calif. and Oregon

OPB | Feb. 08, 2012

How is the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to strike down the ban on gay marriage in California likely to affect the ban on gay marriage in Oregon?

Grant High School Hazing Incident

OPB | Feb. 07, 2012

Portland police say they are continuing to investigate what's being called a hazing incident at Portland's Grant High School.

A Conversation with Jim Lehrer

OPB | Feb. 06, 2012

Executive editor and anchor of the PBS NewsHour, Jim Lehrer, joins us in front of a studio audience at OPB to talk about his new book, Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain.

Capital People: Committee Services Manager

OPB | Feb. 03, 2012

As the 2012 session gets under way, we continue our "Capital People" feature, where we meet interesting people who work at the Capitol but are not elected officials.

Legislating Handguns

OPB | Feb. 03, 2012

Two lawmakers have introduced legislation that would affect handgun owners in Oregon.

Kicking Off the 2012 Session

OPB | Feb. 03, 2012

We'll talk with Senate President Peter Courtney and House Co-Speaker Bruce Hanna about their priorities for the 2012 legislative session.

High School Art Northwest

OPB | Feb. 02, 2012

The 20th annual High School Art Northwest show opens today. We'll talk with the director to find out about the show's history and impact.


OPB | Feb. 02, 2012

Radon is the number two cause of lung cancer in the United States. You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. But is it in your home?

Chronic Absences in Oregon Schools

OPB | Feb. 02, 2012

Researchers have taken a look into chronic absence in Oregon schools.

On The Job: Brewpub Historian

OPB | Feb. 01, 2012

Tim Hills has spent 15 years as the historian for McMenamins, guiding the artwork that goes into the local chain's restoration of historic buildings.

Conversation with Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Feb. 01, 2012

We'll sit down with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to talk about the short 2012 legislative session, balancing the budget and his position on the dealth penalty, among other issues. What would you like to ask him?

1st Congressional District Election Results

OPB | Feb. 01, 2012

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon's First Congressional District decide who will fill David Wu's vacant seat.

CD-1 Election Night Returns

OPB | Jan. 31, 2012

Today, voters in the First Congressional District pick their candidate to fill former Congressman David Wu's vacant seat.

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