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Our Town: La Pine

OPB | Sept. 28, 2012

Our next stop in our Our Town series is the Central Oregon city of La Pine.

Culture Club

OPB | Sept. 27, 2012

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

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Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety

OPB | Sept. 27, 2012

Daniel Smith lives with clinical anxiety and he shares his experience in Monkey Mind: A Memoir of Anxiety.

U.S. Supreme Court's Fall Term

OPB | Sept. 27, 2012

We'll talk with U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about the start of the new term next week.  

In Studio with OPB Music

OPB | Sept. 26, 2012

OPB Music's Jeremy Petersen joins us to talk about the latest "Studio Sessions."

Love, Sex, Money, Politics, Religion and More

OPB | Sept. 26, 2012

We'll talk with Portland Monthly editor-in-chief Randy Gragg about the new public opinion poll that claims to reflect what Portlander's really think about a whole host of topics.

Longshore Union Negotiations Heating Up

OPB | Sept. 26, 2012

Negotiations between the local longshore union and grain exportors may get messy this weekend.

The Deadly New Year's Day on Mt. Rainier

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012

On New Year's Day 2012, a man drove into Mt. Rainier National Park and killed an on-duty ranger. Bruce Barcott's recent Outside Magazine article looks into the events of that day.

Staffing at the Oregon State Hospital

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012

Nurses at the Oregon State Hospital wards in both Salem and Portland say they need more staff to help deal with violent incidents.

Reaction to Frashour Reinstatement Ruling

OPB | Sept. 25, 2012

Portland Mayor Sam Adams said he will appeal a ruling that says he must reinstate Portland police officer Ronald Frashour. 

Learning In Preschool

OPB | Sept. 24, 2012

New research out of Oregon State University finds that self-control in preschool is one of the most important indicators of whether a child will go on to college.

Marijuana Legalization Measure

OPB | Sept. 24, 2012

What are the pros and cons of allowing unlicensed personal cultivation of marijuana and sale of pot through state-licensed stores?

Live from Feast Portland

OPB | Sept. 21, 2012

Chefs, brewers, artisans and winemakers are coming together for the inaugural Feast Portland event.

News Roundtable

OPB | Sept. 21, 2012

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

Mark Bittman

OPB | Sept. 20, 2012

New York Times food writer Mark Bittman on ethical eating.

Talking Business

OPB | Sept. 19, 2012

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

Malheur Lumber Fights to Keep Doors Open

OPB | Sept. 19, 2012

Malheur Lumber will stay open past its original November close date, due to an unlikely collaboration.

News Update

OPB | Sept. 19, 2012

We're catching up with reporters on a couple of ongoing stories in Oregon.

Apartments with No Parking

OPB | Sept. 18, 2012

More and more developers are putting up apartment buildings in Portland with no room for cars to park.

Tax Fraud in Oregon

OPB | Sept. 18, 2012

The Oregon Department of Revenue is working on regaining public trust after failing to catch the largest tax fraud in state history.

Eight Children Saved from Drowning at Hagg Lake

OPB | Sept. 17, 2012

We'll speak with Evan Gibson, who helped rescue eight children from drowning over the weekend. 

Hasso Hering Steps Down

OPB | Sept. 17, 2012

After 34 years, the editor of the Albany Democrat-Herald is stepping down.

Chief Mike Reese on Excessive Force Report

OPB | Sept. 17, 2012

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese reacts to the U.S. Justice Department's report that found his officers have used excessive force. 

Bedtime Stories for Grown-Ups

OPB | Sept. 14, 2012

Authors Chuck Palahniuk and Chelsea Cain are helping their fellow writer, Lidia Yuknavitch, launch her debut novel in an unusual way.

Dora: A Headcase

OPB | Sept. 14, 2012

We'll talk with Lidia Yuknavitch about her debut novel, Dora: A Headcase.

News Roundtable

OPB | Sept. 14, 2012

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

Culture Club

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

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

Changing Course on Gillnetting

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

Sponsors of a ballot measure to ban gillnet fishing have chosen to end their campaign in favor of a new policy promoted by Governor Kitzhaber.

UO and OSU start Random Drug Testing

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

The University of Oregon and Oregon State University plan to start randomly drug testing student athletes.

U.S. Justice Department on PPB Practices

OPB | Sept. 13, 2012

The U.S. Justice Department has found the Portland Police Bureau used excessive force against the mentally ill.

Reducing Recidivism With Visitation

OPB | Sept. 12, 2012

We'll explore how visitation in prisons could help keep Oregon's recidivism rate one of the lowest in the nation.

Libyan Reaction

OPB | Sept. 12, 2012

How are Libyans in Oregon reacting to the killing of a U.S. ambassador and three of his staffers in Benghazi?

Extending Human Lifespan

OPB | Sept. 11, 2012

Following a new study that suggests calorie deprivation does not extend life, we'll explore some of the longevity research here and elsewhere in the country.

Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail

OPB | Sept. 11, 2012

On September 18, voters in Clackamas County cast their ballots in a special election on spending for public rail transportation.

TBA: Andrew Dickson

OPB | Sept. 10, 2012

Artist, advertiser, and occasional auctioneer, Andrew Dickson, performs live life coaching at this year's TBA Festival.

Cycle Oregon at 25

OPB | Sept. 10, 2012

This iconic Oregon event turns 25 this year. We'll explore its history and the appeal of riding a bike nearly 500 miles.

Fires Continue To Rage Through The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 10, 2012

We'll get an update on the fires burning through Oregon and Washington.

Democratic National Convention: Recap

OPB | Sept. 07, 2012

We'll look back at the last two weeks of political conventions and look ahead to the next two months of electioneering.

TBA: Nora Chipaumire

OPB | Sept. 06, 2012

Dancer and choreographer Nora Chipaumire performs at the Time-Based Art Festival.

Writing Requirement

OPB | Sept. 06, 2012

Oregon high school students will now have to pass a writing test in order to graduate. What changes will this mean for the state's public schools?

Democratic National Convention: Fact-Checking and Sen. Merkley

OPB | Sept. 06, 2012

We continue our coverage from the Democratic National Convention with a fact check on some of the claims being made, and a conversation with Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Jonathan Evison

OPB | Sept. 05, 2012

Author Jonathan Evison joins us to talk about his most recent book, The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving.

Democratic National Convention: Profiles

OPB | Sept. 05, 2012

We continue our coverage of the Democratic National Convention.

Measuring the Risk of Recidivism

OPB | Sept. 04, 2012

Some jurisdictions in Oregon are trying out a new system to assess offenders' risk of recidivism. How does it work?

Democratic National Convention: Day One

OPB | Sept. 04, 2012

Our coverage of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina begins.

On the Job: Ocularist

OPB | Sept. 04, 2012

Fred Harwin blends science and art in his job making artificial eyes.

Having It All

OPB | Sept. 03, 2012

We'll listen back to two conversations we had earlier this summer reacting to Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic Magazine cover story, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."


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