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Episodes: April, 2012

April 30, 2012

Mars Hill Church

The Mars Hill Church expanded into Portland last fall. We'll talk with members of the church and the LGBT community about their sometimes complicated relationship.

Autism Diagnosis

We will discuss the details of the new definition of autism and what people might expect from the changes.

April 27, 2012

Culture Club

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.


We sit down with Jad and Robert from Radiolab to talk about the program and their live show that's coming to Portland.

April 26, 2012

Timothy Geithner Reaction

On Wednesday afternoon Dave Miller spoke with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner. On Thursday morning, we'll rebroadcast their conversation and get reactions to what the Secretary had to say.

April 25, 2012

1:30 pm Special with Timothy Geithner

At 1:30 p.m. Dave Miller will talk to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at an event live from the Portland City Club.

Marc Maron

Comedian Marc Maron talks about his WTF podcast, which he records in his garage.

Teachers on Strike

The Gresham-Barlow School District cancelled all classes for Wednesday in anticipation of a possible teacher strike. On Wednesday at 6am the strike became official.

April 24, 2012

Candidate Conversation: Attorney General

We'll talk to the two candidates for Oregon Attorney General about why they each feel they are best suited to be the state's chief lawyer.

Empty Coffers in Curry County

The combination of the down economy and the eminent loss of federal timber dollars has made Curry County one of the worst-off in Oregon. 

April 23, 2012

Oregon Book Awards

The winners of the Oregon Book Awards will be announced Monday night.

Vets' Benefits Under DADT

Veterans who were discharged under other than honorable conditions during the now defunct "Don't Ask Don't Tell" military policy are having a hard time getting benefits. 

Closing the Young Women's Academy?

A group of passionate parents says closing the state's only all-girls public school would be a big mistake.

School Cuts in Beaverton

A budget proposal in the Beaverton School District would eliminate 344 jobs as part of an effort to make up a $37 million shortfall.

April 20, 2012

Culture Club

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Philosophy Talk In Oregon

The popular radio show Philosophy Talk is doing a tour through Oregon — and stopping in to see us. Our prompt for the two professors: Batman or Superman?

April 19, 2012

The Iranian Revolution Through A Child's Eyes

Aria Minu-Sepehr shares his first-hand look at the Iranian Revolution.

Youth Unemployment

The unemployment rate for people under 25 is even higher than the overall unemployment rate. And it's going up.

April 18, 2012

Talking Business

We talk with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Responding to Rising Health Care Costs

Some Oregonians are increasingly choosing to delay or forgo medical care for financial reasons.

A Coos Bay Update: Coal & LNG

Two major export efforts are afoot in Coos Bay. We turn to Amelia Templeton with OPB's Earthfix for an update. 

April 17, 2012

The Growth of Gluten-Free

We'll look into the growth of the gluten-free market and find out what's behind the trend.

The Bob Behind Bob's Red Mill

We'll talk with Bob Moore of Bob's Red Mill and his biographer, Ken Koopman about the new book, People Before Profit

April 16, 2012

John Frame

The Portland Art Museum is currently exhibiting works by sculptor and animator John Frame. We'll ask him about his work.

Candidate Conversation: Portland City Commissioner

We'll talk with Amanda Fritz and Mary Nolan, the two leading candidates for Portland City Commissioner Position No. 1.

April 13, 2012

Our Town: Woodburn

In the next in our ongoing Our Town series, we explore Woodburn.

April 12, 2012

Culture Club

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Idaho Woman Charged in Abortion Case

An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court. 

Teacher Strike?

Two local teachers' unions voted Wednesday evening on whether or not to go on strike.

April 11, 2012

The Future of Outdoor School

Portland Public Schools may cut funding for Outdoor School, a traditional part of the sixth grade science curriculum. What would this mean for you?

Internet Privacy?

We'll find out more about the internet privacy questions raised by a rape trial in Bend.

Environmental Update

EarthFix reporter Ashley Ahearn joins us to talk about the potential economic, health, and environmental impacts of coal in the Northwest.

April 10, 2012

Jonah Lehrer On Creativity

Jonah Lehrer joins us for a discussion about how creativity works.

April 9, 2012

Reducing Crime in North Portland

What's being done to reduce crime in the N Killingsworth neighborhood in Portland?

April 6, 2012

Class in Prison

Have you ever wondered what life is like behind bars?

April 5, 2012

Candidate Conversation: Portland Mayor

The leading candidates for Portland mayor join us to discuss law enforcement and their visions of the city in 10 years, among other things.

April 4, 2012

Closing Forest Roads

A new forest management plan would restrict access to thousands of miles of roads and trails in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Willamette River Superfund Site

We'll find out where we are in the process of cleaning up the polluted stretch of the Willamette River that's been designated a Superfund site.

April 3, 2012

Replica Guns

Should Portland ban replica guns in public spaces, in light of police shootings that involved people in possession of such guns?

PPS Cuts

Portland Superintendent Carole Smith will announce her recommended budget cuts at Monday's school board meeting.

April 2, 2012

The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew was a group of musicians in the 1960s and '70s that played on some of the biggest hits of the era, but remain relatively unknown.

Reinstating Frashour

A state arbitrator has ruled to reinstate Portland Police Officer Ronald Frashour, who fatally shot Aaron Campbell two years ago.

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