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Episodes: March, 2013

March 29, 2013

The Ducks Fight To Make It To The Elite Eight

The Ducks hope to move on to the Elite Eight, but first they'll have to overcome the top-seeded Louisville Cardinals.

News Roundtable: March 29, 2013

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

Study Predicts Rising Health Care Claims

How much will individual health costs rise over the next five years? A study by the National Society of Actuaries predicts as much as 31 percent. 

March 28, 2013

Does The Oregon Constitution Need An Equal Rights Amendment?

Lawmakers are divided about whether or not to add a ban on gender discrimination to the state's constitution.

Legislation Could Help Vets Convicted Of Crimes

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at helping military veterans who have been convicted of a crime.

How Should Drones Be Regulated In Oregon?

Oregon lawmakers are trying to figure out how to regulate the use of drones in the state.

March 27, 2013

Hanford Cleanup Slowing Down

Tanks are leaking at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and sequestration will only slow down the cleanup efforts.

OSU Deals With The Effects Of Sequestration

Oregon State University is expecting to take a $10 million hit to its research portfolio due to sequestration.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments On Same-Sex Marriage

This week the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments for and against same-sex marriage laws.

March 26, 2013

Talking Business

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

Crime Rates Increasing In Medford

Crime is on the rise in Medford, Oregon. Some say increases in drug use and drug trafficking are the biggest causes.

Checking In With Charlie Hales

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has been in office almost 90 days. How is he doing so far?

March 25, 2013

Environmental Update

We check in with Earthfix's Amelia Templeton about Supreme Court's ruling on northwest logging roads and a draft bill that would restore tribal lands in western Oregon.

Small Airports To Lose Control Towers

Sequestration means four small airports in Oregon are losing their air traffic control towers.

Should Voter Registration Be Automatic?

Oregon Secretary of State Kate Brown wants to use driver's license data to automatically register voters in the state.

March 22, 2013

News Roundtable: March 22, 2013

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

Who Is The Breadwinner In Your Family?

What responsibilities and privileges go along with being the breadwinner, or staying home?

March 21, 2013

Culture Club

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

Tax Literacy For Immigrants

Getting your taxes done right is complicated enough if you're a lifelong, English-speaking native. What about if you've recently moved here from another country?

Should Seclusion Rooms Be Banned?

Legislators are considering a ban on rooms used in some schools to isolate children with behavioral problems.

March 20, 2013

Our Town: Montavilla

The next stop in the Our Town series is Portland's Montavilla neighborhood.

March 19, 2013

American Winter

American Winter profiles Portland families struggling to make ends meet in the aftermath of the great recession.

Tom McCall

This week is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Oregon's 30th governor, Tom McCall. We'll look at his legacy.

Remembering Booth Gardner

Washington's 19th governor died this weekend at age 76. He served from 1985 to 1993.

March 18, 2013

Everybody Reading Sherman Alexie

Over the past few months people around Multnomah County have been reading the work of Sherman Alexie. To top off the county's Everybody Reads program we bring you our conversation with the author.

March 15, 2013

An Hour With Governor Kitzhaber

Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.

March 14, 2013

Music At SXSW

We'll hear from opbmusic's Jeremy Peterson, live from South by Southwest.

News Roundtable: March 14, 2013

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

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Haugen Case

The Oregon Supreme Court is hearing arguments Thursday in the case of convicted murderer Gary Haugen. He has dropped his appeals and wants to be executed.

March 13, 2013

What Motivates Bullying?

We'll talk to former bullies about what motivates domineering behavior, and how they overcame the urge to bully.

Catholic Cardinals Select New Pope

White smoke from the Sistine Chapel chimney means the Catholic cardinals have chosen a new pope.

Study Finds Gun Laws Correlate With Gun Deaths

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.

March 12, 2013

New Study Shows Fast Pace Of Global Warming

A new study shows that the planet is warmer now than it's been in the past 4,000 years.

Researchers Detail A Possible Oregon Carbon Tax

Economists with Portland State University have just released a report about how a tax on carbon could work in Oregon. 

Washington Legislature Check-In

We'll get an update from Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins on some big issues in the Washington Legislature right now.

March 11, 2013

Gauging The State Of Healthcare At OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University CFO Lawrence Furnstahl talks about the health of the organization in the wake of sequestration.

Proposals Would Regulate And Tax Credit Unions

Bills introduced in Salem would require credit unions to pay excise taxes and invest in underserved communities.

March 8, 2013

How Would Coal Terminals Affect The Northwest?

OPB's EarthFix team has been investigating how proposed coal terminals would affect residents of the Northwest.

News Roundtable: March 8, 2013

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

Terrorism Suspect Reaz Qadir Khan Released On Bail

Portland city employee Raez Qadir Khan, accused of aiding in a deadly 2009 Pakistan bombing, has been released on bail. 

March 7, 2013

Culture Club

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

Changes Proposed to the Selective Service

Should women be required to register for the Selective Service? Should the agency be eliminated altogether?

Update on Recent Portland Police Shootings

We'll get the latest on Monday's officer-involved shooting as well as a grand jury's decision on another shooting in February.

March 6, 2013

A Union For Foster Parents?

An Oregon lawmaker says foster parents should be able to make their voices heard in Salem by forming a union.

Portland City Employee Accused of Aiding Pakistan Bombing

A Portland employee with the Bureau of Environmental Services is accused of providing support to a Pakistan suicide bomber in 2009.

Lawmakers Get Down To Business With Budget

The co-chairs of the Ways & Means committee released their budget plan earlier this week. We'll dig into what it means for the session and the state.

March 5, 2013

Stephen Greenblatt Details The Swerve To Modernity

Stephen Greenblatt explains how a 2,000 year old poem helped shape the world we live in today.

March 4, 2013

David Eagleman Delves Into The Subconscious Brain

David Eagleman is a neuroscientist who is fascinated by everything going on in our brains that we don't know about.

Should We Follow Canada And Abandon The Penny?

With Canada abandoning the penny and President Obama calling it "obsolete," how long will the U.S. penny be around?

March 1, 2013

Mary Szybist Discusses "Incarnadine"

MARCH 2013:  Portland author Mary Szybist's "Incarnadine" has won the National Book Award for poetry. Listen back to the conversation we had with Szybist in March.

News Roundtable: March 1, 2013

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

Environmental Update

Residents of West Salem are concerned about a rare form of bone cancer that has sickened some children in the area.

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