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Episodes: April, 2013

April 30, 2013

Charlie Hales Reveals His Budget Proposal

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales will release his budget proposal Tuesday morning at City Hall.

Taking Your Placenta Home

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.

Negotiating Tax Changes

Oregon lawmakers made drastic changes to their tax plan in order to get it passed in the House. What will the Senate do with it?

Kip Kinkel's Defense Appeals Sentence

The defense attorney of convicted school shooter, Kip Kinkel, is requesting a new sentencing hearing.

April 29, 2013

OHSU Researcher Criticizes Drug Prices

OHSU oncologist Brian Druker says cancer drugs are too expensive and are hurting the health care system.

Washington's Regular Session Ends

Washington State's legislature ended its regular session this weekend, but will resume with a special session in two weeks.

School Funding On The May Ballot

There are ten local school funding measures on the May 21 special election ballot. Will you be affected?

Jason Collins Comes Out

Jason Collins has become the first openly gay athlete active in a major American team sport.

April 26, 2013

Speculating On The Future Of Radio

We'll talk with two media experts about where they think radio is headed. 

Catching Up With Love Canal Activist Lois Gibbs

We'll catch up with visiting environmental activist Lois Gibbs. She made the toxic waste of Love Canal national news 35 years ago.  

News Roundtable: April 26, 2013

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

April 25, 2013

Culture Club

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

UO Professor Investigates Justice System In Bosnia

University of Oregon law professor Carrie Leonetti spent a year in Bosnia studying eyewitness testimony and the justice system there.  

James Hansen Takes On Climate Change Skeptics

James Hansen was one of the first scientists to sound the alarm about global warming. What has changed since he began his fight?

April 24, 2013

Shawn Vestal Talks About "Godforsaken Idaho"

Shawn Vestal's debut short story collection Godforsaken Idaho is based on his experience growing up Mormon in southern Idaho.

How To Coordinate Care

How are Oregon's new coordinated care organizations going to work in practice?

Talking Business

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

April 23, 2013

Joe Bell Begins Walk Across The Country To Honor Jadin

Joe Bell has begun a two-year walk across the country to honor his son Jadin, who killed himself this winter after experiencing bullying.

Ending "No Section 8" Policies

A law proposed by Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek might make it easier for low-income renters to find housing, but some landlord have concerns.

Finding Funding For A New I-5 Bridge

Key decisions about funding for the Columbia River Crossing now rest with Washington lawmakers.

April 22, 2013

The Road To Bridgetown

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival took place this weekend. We talked to a few Portland comedians about how they got started in comedy.

Crowdsourcing In A Crisis

What role have social media and crowdsourcing played in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing?

Boy Scouts Consider Policy Change On Gay Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America are considering allowing gay scouts into the organization.

April 19, 2013

Local Comics Perform At Bridgetown Comedy Festival

Bridgetown Comedy Festival highlights some of the best comedians from Oregon and around the country.

April 18, 2013

Culture Club

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

Fast But Inaccurate News Criticized

How did major media outlets get the Boston arrest story so wrong this week?

Fertilizer Regulation In Oregon

After a deadly explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas, we'll look at how hazardous chemicals are regulated in Oregon.

Guns And Background Checks

Gun control legislation failed to pass in Washington D.C., but several bills are moving to a floor vote in Salem.

April 17, 2013

Becoming A U.S. Citizen

We'll hear the stories of people who are becoming U.S. citizens at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Perceptions Of Security In Public Places

How secure do you feel when you're in a public space — and what are the factors that influence that perception?

April 16, 2013

Our Town: Rosewood

We'll meet people who live and work in Rosewood, a new neighborhood that includes both Portland and Gresham. 

April 15, 2013

International Adoption Process Is Slowing

How are families dealing with a more cumbersome process for adopting children from another country?

April 12, 2013

News Roundtable: April 12, 2013

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

Who Should Govern Oregon Universities?

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow Oregon universities to create their own independent governing boards, rather than answering to the State Board of Higher Education.

April 11, 2013

Culture Club

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

Should Public Schools Be Allowed to Charge Tuition?

Oregon lawmakers are considering whether public schools should be able to charge tuition to 'non-resident' transfers.

John Hockenberry Visits Oregon

John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway, is in Oregon this week. We'll catch up with him.

April 10, 2013

Improving Interactions Between Police And Minorities

A bill in the legislature aims to gather data on the relationship between police and minority communities.

County Cigarette Taxes

Should Oregon counties be able to levy their own cigarette taxes?

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.

April 9, 2013

Monica Drake's The Stud Book

We'll talk with Portland Clown Girl author Monica Drake about her new novel, The Stud Book.

Oregonians Lead Louisville Women To Championship Game

Sisters Shoni and Jude Schimmel have been instrumental in Louisville's run to the NCAA championship.

ODOT Sued After Bus Crash

Survivors of a bus crash on I-84 are suing the Oregon Department of Transportation, saying it failed to properly equip and maintain the icy stretch of highway.

April 8, 2013

Gun Stories: Suicide

In many discussions about guns, one thing is often left out: the fact that in Oregon 83 percent of gun deaths are due to suicide.

April 5, 2013

Coal Would Bring More Rail Traffic To Northwest

An investigation by EarthFix reporter Bonnie Stewart shows it would take a lot to get Northwest railways ready for more coal trains.

News Roundtable: April 5, 2013

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

Oregon Legislature Considers New Gun Laws

Four bills that would reform state gun laws get a hearing in Salem.

April 4, 2013

Culture Club

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

Competing PERS Reform Plans

Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature are pushing different proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.

Sheriff Changes Detention Policy

Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton says he won't hold undocumented immigrants for deportation when they are jailed for low-level crimes.

April 3, 2013

Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions. 

Federal Lawsuit Claims Oregon Violates Americans With Disabilities Act

The U.S. Department of Justice has joined a class action lawsuit filed by disability advocacy groups against the Oregon Department of Human Services.

Salem Update

Our Capitol reporter Chris Lehman fills us in on some interesting bills working their way through the legislature at the moment.

April 2, 2013

Peter Rock Blends Fact And Fiction In The Shelter Cycle

Peter Rock's new novel is a fictional imagining of the lives of members of the apocalyptic Church Universal and Triumphant.

Gifted Kids At ACCESS Program Must Move

The ACCESS program for talented and gifted kids in the Portland Public School District is scrambling to find a new location. 

April 1, 2013

Clackamas County Check-In

We'll check in on some of the major changes in Clackamas County since last year's election.

How To Curb Child Sex Trafficking

Several bills working their way through the legislature right now seek to crack down on child sex trafficking in Oregon.

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