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Episodes: February, 2013

February 28, 2013

Culture Club

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

What's Next For The Catholic Church?

With the Pope stepping down on Thursday, what do Catholics want to see next from their church?

February 27, 2013

Mark Potok Discusses Hate Crimes

Mark Potok, a national expert on hate crimes, joins us to discuss the realities of hate in America today.

February 26, 2013

Should It Be Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccines?

A new bill would require parents who choose to opt out of immunizating their children to prove they understand the risks.

Talking Business

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

February 25, 2013

Arun Gandhi Discusses Nonviolence In A Violent World

The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is in Oregon to talk about the relevance of his grandfather's legacy today.

Enrollment Is Changing In NE Portland Schools

OPB Reporter Rob Manning fills us in on potential changes to schools in NE Portland. 

February 22, 2013

Jazz Messengers Unite In Portland

Members of drummer Art Blakey's band — Jazz Messengers — will celebrate Blakey's music at the Portland Jazz Festival.

News Roundtable: Feb. 22, 2013

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

February 21, 2013

Mayor Weighs In On Recent Shooting

An officer-involved fatal shooting Sunday night was the first one since Portland Mayor Charlie Hales took office.

Culture Club

This week we have a special Oscars edition of Culture Club.

Legislators Drop Two High Profile Gun Bills

Efforts to ban high-capacity magazines and assault weapons have stalled in the Oregon legislature.

February 20, 2013

Documenting The Life And Death Of James Chasse

We'll talk with Brian Lindstrom, the filmmaker of the new documentary of the life and death of James Chasse, who died in police custody in 2006. 

The Legal Debate Over PERS

What are the legal arguments for and against Governor Kitzhaber's proposed changes to PERS?

February 19, 2013

Using Universal Screening And Assessment In Schools

We'll ask researcher Jeffrey Sprague how schools in Oregon and around the country are using assessment and screening tools to identify early signs of disruptive behavior. 

February 18, 2013

Nicole Georges Explores Family Secrets In Calling Dr. Laura

Portland illustrator and zinester Nicole Georges chronicles her search for information about her father in her graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura.

February 15, 2013

News Roundtable: Feb. 15, 2013

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

Lawmakers Take On Gambling Addiction

A bill introduced this session would require bar and restaurant employees to be on the lookout for gambling addiction.

Revenue Forecast Reaction

We'll discuss the quarterly revenue forecast released today with one of the Ways and Means Committee Co-chairs.

February 14, 2013

The Lasting Influence Of Student Debt

How has student debt influenced your decisions about what to study or what kind of job to pursue after graduation?

February 13, 2013

Culture Club

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

State Of The Union 2013

President Obama gives his first State of the Union address since being reelected.

February 12, 2013

Environmental Update

We'll get an update from our Ecotrope blogger Cassandra Profita about the first formal assessment of the size and scope of Oregon's electric vehicle industry.

Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Eye 2014 Oregon Ballot

Advocates of same-sex marriage in Oregon announced their intention to put the matter before voters again in 2014.

February 11, 2013

Pope Benedict XVI Is Resigning

Today Pope Benedict XVI announced that he is retiring effective February 28. We'll get some local reaction.

Students Protest Standardized Test

Portland Public School students are waging a campaign to boycott a state-mandated standardized test.

Sen. Wyden Wants Transparency On Drone Program

Ron Wyden questions the Obama administration's use of drones and targeted killings.

February 8, 2013

News Roundtable: Feb. 8, 2013

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

Brad Avakian Talks About State Law After Bakery Incident

After a Gresham bakery refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, we'll ask the State Labor Commissioner: what laws apply to customers and business owners?

Gun Advocates Rally In Salem

People are gathering in Salem to show their support for gun rights.

February 7, 2013

Culture Club

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

Diving Into The History Of The Rogue River

The Rogue River stars in the latest episode of Oregon Field Guide. We'll find out what makes it historically and ecologically unique. 

Obama Nominates REI CEO For Interior Secretary

Obama's nomination for Interior Secretary has had stints at Washington Mutual and Mobil Corporation in addition to REI.

February 6, 2013

Previewing The Portland International Film Festival

What are the most exciting films at the Portland International Film Festival this year?

Baruti Artharee Is Portland's New Public Safety Police Director

Baruti Artharee will be Mayor Charlie Hales's liaison to the Portland Police Bureau and other public safety organizations.

Oregon Earthquake Commission Predicts Potential Catastrophe

The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.

February 5, 2013

How To Deal With Bullying

Would you consider taking your kid out of school as a response to the trauma of bullying?

Work Begins In The 2013 Legislative Session

We'll get an update about what to expect as the session gets underway. 

February 4, 2013

What Is The Cost of Hope?

Journalist Amanda Bennett explores the costs of the healthcare system by sharing the story of her husband's death from cancer.

Suzanne Gallagher Is The New Oregon GOP Chair

We'll talk with the new chair of the Oregon Republican Party following the Feb. 2 vote.

February 1, 2013

Visual Artist Carrie Mae Weems Comes Home To Portland

Carrie Mae Weems was just awarded a MacArthur "Genius" grant. Listen back to our interview with her when she was on the show last January, ahead of the Portland Art Museum's retrospective of her work spanning three decades.

News Roundtable: Feb. 1, 2013

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

Mohamed Mohamud Found Guilty

The 21-year-old Mohamud was found guilty in a plot to set off a bomb at Portland's 2010 Christmas tree lighting.

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