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Episodes: October, 2012

October 31, 2012

Gene Robinson

The first openly gay Episcopal bishop has written a book for people conflicted about gay marriage.

Talking Business

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith joins us for a business news update.

October 30, 2012

Getting Prepared

If an earthquake or a huge storm struck the Pacific Northwest, how would you cope?

Oregon Elections Check-In

We'll check in on some of the statewide measures and races with OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman.

Washington Race for Governor

Democrat Jay Inslee and Republican Rob McKenna are running for the open governor's seat in Washington.

October 29, 2012

Environmental Update

Is it possible to shrink the carbon footprint of beef?

Genetic Breakthrough at OHSU

A team of OHSU scientists has created a viable embryo with the genetic material from three different parents. We'll discuss the implications.  

Washington State Elections

We check in with Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins about the election in Washington.

October 26, 2012

Jim Blashfield and MTV's Heyday

Artist and filmmaker Jim Blashfield joins us to talk about music videos, MTV and the 1980's.

News Roundtable

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

OLCC's Pharo Steps Down

The embattled head of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission announced this week that he will step down. 

October 25, 2012

Culture Club

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

Candidate Conversation: Portland City Commissioner

Oregon State Representative Mary Nolan is challenging City Commissioner Amanda Fritz for a seat on Portland's city council.

Pleading the Fifth

What does it mean to assert your fifth amendment rights during a legal proceeding?

October 24, 2012

Sherman Alexie Talks About Blasphemy

We're live from Literary Arts this hour talking to Sherman Alexie about his new collection of stories: Blasphemy.

October 23, 2012

Secretary of State's Race

Republican Knute Buehler is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent Kate Brown as Secretary of State.

Third Presidential Debate

Did you watch the last presidential debate of 2012? What were you hoping to hear?

Attorney General Candidate: James Buchal

Attorney general candidate James Buchal joins us to make the case for electing him as the state's top law enforcement official.

October 22, 2012

Arts Tax Measure

Should Portlanders pay a $35 income tax to fund arts programs in schools and nonprofit arts organizations?

Non-Tribal Casino Measures

Should Oregonians amend the state constitution to allow non-tribal casinos?

Attorney General Candidate: Ellen Rosenblum

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum joins us to make the case for keeping her job.

October 19, 2012

Oregon Supreme Court Race

Multnomah County Circuit Judge Richard Baldwin and Portland civil attorney Nena Cook are running for a seat on the Oregon Supreme Court. 

News Roundtable

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

Changes at the Portland Police Bureau

We check in with Oregonian reporter Maxine Bernstein about changes at the Portland Police Bureau following a recent report from the Department of Justice.

October 18, 2012

Culture Club

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

Kim Stafford

Kim Stafford discusses writing about the most painful story of his life: his brother's suicide.

Boy Scouts Files Released

Tens of thousands of pages of confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America were released Thursday.

October 17, 2012

Near Space in Tillamook

While Felix Baumgartner's incredible near space jump garnered the world's attention, a low profile company in Tillamook has been quietly working to expand its high altitude balloon facility. 

Clackamas County Commission Chair

The candidates for chair of Clackamas County face off.

Nike Drops Lance Armstrong

We react to the news about Nike dropping Lance Armstrong in response to the recent release of doping evidence.

Second Presidential Debate

Did you watch the second presidential debate? What stood out to you?

October 16, 2012

Timothy Egan on Edward Curtis

Timothy Egan's new book is about Edward Curtis, the renown photographer of Native American life.

Library District Measure

Should Multnomah County create a library district to permanently fund the library through property taxes?

October 15, 2012

Remembering Don McIntire

We remember the fierce anti-tax activist, Don McIntire, who died in his Gresham home last week. He was 74.

Labor Commissioner Race

State Senator Bruce Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in this nonpartisan statewide race.

Lance Armstrong

Now that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has recommended Lance Armstrong be stripped of his titles, where does that leave Livestrong supporters and cycling fans?

October 12, 2012

Columbus Day Storm: 50 Years Later

We remember the Columbus Day Storm, which hit the Northwest 50 years ago today.

News Roundtable

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

October 11, 2012

Jeffrey Toobin

Jeffrey Toobin talks about the American judicial system and his new book, The Oath.

October 10, 2012

Culture Club

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

Oregon Sustainability Center Gets The Plug Pulled

On Friday Mayor Sam Adams announced that the Oregon Sustainability Center proposal will not be moving forward.

Talking Business

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

October 9, 2012

Candidate Conversation: Portland Mayor 2012

Hear from the two candidates for Mayor of Portland: Charlie Hales and Jefferson Smith.

October 8, 2012

Estate Tax Measure

What are the pros and cons of phasing out Oregon's estate tax?

Discipline in Schools

Are school disciplinary policies effective?

October 5, 2012

One Year Later, An Occupy Update

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy Portland movement.

News Roundtable

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

October 4, 2012

Culture Club

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

Reaction to the First Presidential Debate

Did you watch the presidential debate? What did you think?

October 3, 2012

Oregon Art Beat Year Ahead

We'll find out what's coming up on the next season of Oregon Art Beat.

Designing for Homelessness

How can architecture and building regulations help solve the problem of youth homelessness?

Oregon Field Guide Year Ahead

We'll find out what's on the upcoming Oregon Field Guide season.

Bringing the Secrets of Orcas Underwater to Light

Scientists are trying to gain special access to the underwater lives of orcas in the Puget Sound region.

October 2, 2012

Media and the Muslim World

What role has digital media played in the relationship between Western and Muslim cultures?

Right to a Jury Trial

How will an Oregon Court of Appeals ruling on the right to a jury trial affect counties across Oregon? 

Experimental Crop Turns Into a Serious Threat

The Illiinois Valley is getting invaded with an unwelcomed visitor. The yellow tuft alyssum poses a huge threat to rare plants in the area and its growth doesnt seem to be slowing down.

October 1, 2012

A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood

David Montgomery's new book examines the story of how geology and religion parted ways.

Teaching English as a Second Language

A new report details how well Oregon is doing at teaching English as a second language to public school students.

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