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Episodes: November, 2013

November 29, 2013

Life In The Halls And Dorms Of Crane Union High School

FRIDAY: It's a common refrain in rural Harney County: "kids grow up quickly here." At 14, they start at Crane Union High School — one of the only public boarding schools in the country.

November 28, 2013

Rebroadcast: Salman Rushdie

THURSDAY: On this Thanksgiving holiday, we bring you Dave's interview with novelist Salman Rushdie.

November 27, 2013

Creative Laureate Julie Keefe's First Year

WEDNESDAY: Julie Keefe has been busy promoting dance, photography, arts education and more. She's one year into her two-year term as the city's first creative laureate.

The Oregon Lottery's Relationship With Problem Gamblers

WEDNESDAY: An investigative series by The Oregonian suggests the Oregon Lottery may be catering to gambling addicts.

News Roundtable: November 27, 2013

WEDNESDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

November 26, 2013

Previously Canceled Health Care Plans Extended in Oregon

TUESDAY: Nine of Oregon's health insurers have decided to allow the extension of individual health plans that do not meet the minimum requirements under the federal Affordable Care Act.

Senator Wyden Releases His Plan For Oregon's Timber Counties

TUESDAY: Today, Senator Ron Wyden released his long-awaited plan for Oregon's O&C counties.

November 25, 2013

Talking Business

MONDAY: In our regular business update, we'll discuss Portland companies expanding outside the state, real estate development in the Lloyd district, and more.

PDX Relief Launches To Help Typhoon Victims In The Philippines

MONDAY: A coalition of Filipino-American groups, other nonprofits and individuals have formed a task force to bring relief to typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Micro Living

MONDAY: New Portland development projects will offer residents living space the size of a small hotel room, with access to a communal kitchen.

November 22, 2013

Slater Smith's Quest To Visit All Of Oregon's State Parks

FRIDAY: Portland musician, Slater Smith, sets out to play a song in each of Oregon's state parks. We'll find out what happened.

News Roundtable: November 22, 2013

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

November 21, 2013

Ann Patchett Talks About Writing And Life

Ann Patchett, the author of many award-winning novels, joins us to discuss her latest nonfiction book, This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage. Reserve your free tickets here.

November 20, 2013

Environmental Update On Oil, Logging, Climate Change & More

WEDNESDAY: Members of our Earthfix team update us about oil, logging, a recent climate change poll and more.

The Oregon Historical Society Remembers President Kennedy

WEDNESDAY: The Oregon Historical Society pays tribute to President John F. Kennedy, 50 years after his death.

Legislative Days

WEDNESDAY: Lawmakers are gathering in Salem this week to lay the groundwork for the February session. They also have some tough questions for Cover Oregon's executive director, Rocky King.

November 19, 2013

Portland Social History? There's An App For That

TUESDAY: Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) has launched a new mobile app that takes people on a guided, multicultural history tour of downtown Portland.

The Trail Blazers "Get Greedy"

TUESDAY: The Portland Trail Blazers have bucked expectations by jumping out to a early season 9-2 record, including a current seven game winning streak.

Teacher Contract Negotiations In Medford And Portland

TUESDAY: In Medford, teachers and administrators have reached an impasse, while negotiations drag on in Portland.

November 18, 2013

Oregon Tech Education

MONDAY: A recent survey of Oregon technology industry executives indicates a growing concern over the quality of tech education at the state's universities.

Washington City Wants To Run Its Own Pot Store

MONDAY: The city council in North Bonneville voted to take the next step towards opening a pot store under Washington's new marijuana laws.

What's Next For Curry County?

MONDAY: Voters in Curry County rejected another public safety levy earlier this month. Is it time to ask the state for help?

November 15, 2013

Student Body President At Christian University Reveals He Is An Atheist

FRIDAY: Eric Fromm took to Northwest Christian University's school paper to come out as an atheist.

News Roundtable: November 15, 2013

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

November 14, 2013

David Folkenflik Profiles The "Last Of The Old Media Empires"

THURSDAY: David Folkenflik examines the growth and troubled recent days of Rupert Murdoch's global media holdings.

Cover Oregon's Problems Continue

THURSDAY: Cover Oregon still has not enrolled anyone via their website. The online health insurance exchange is now relying on paper applications.

November 13, 2013

Michele Norris Talks About The Race Card Project In Eugene

WEDNESDAY: Michele Norris is in Eugene to talk to University of Oregon students and others about race and identity.

November 12, 2013

Growing Industrial Hemp in Oregon

TUESDAY: A new state advisory committee means industrial help could be planted in Oregon as early as next spring.

Name That Bridge

TUESDAY: TriMet is soliciting help from the public to name the new bridge over the Willamette River.

November 11, 2013

How Some Chefs Have Stopped Cooking So Much Salmon And Learned To Love Trash Fish

MONDAY: Some chefs and environmentalists are joining together to get people to eat lesser known seafood known as "trash fish."

Could Gold Hill Become A National Whitewater Destination?

MONDAY: A former Olympic rower wants to turn a section of the Rogue River into a destination whitewater park.

Oregon World War II Memorial

The Oregon WWII Memorial Foundation is currently raising funds to erect a monument near the Capitol in Salem's Wilson Park.

Boeing Gets Tax Breaks From Washington Lawmakers

MONDAY: Washington lawmakers adjourned their three-day special session after granting theBoeing tax breaks that Governor Inslee pushed for.

November 8, 2013

For Families with Transgender Children, Finding Support Can Be A Challenge

FRIDAY: A Portland organization with a global reach hopes to provide transgender children and their families with advocacy and support.

News Roundtable: November 8, 2013

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

November 7, 2013

Allie Brosh And Her Hyperbole And A Half

THURSDAY: Bend-based blogger Allie Brosh has turned her popular blog into a book of the same name: Hyperbole and a Half.

Does Oregon's Property Tax System Need Reform?

THURSDAY: The City Club of Portland has released a report suggesting changes to Oregon's property tax system.

November 6, 2013

Report Shows University Of Oregon In Last Place For Benchmarks

WEDNESDAY: An internal report reveals the University of Oregon is lagging behind other public universities in several areas including graduation rates, retention, faculty grants and publications, and student-to-professor ratios.

What It Means To Be A Reserve Officer

WEDNESDAY: Reserve police officers are volunteers who get virtually the same training as paid police officers. As we learned this week, they also face many of the same dangers.

Regional Election Results

WEDNESDAY: We check in with reporters from around the Northwest to discuss results from the November 5th elections.

November 5, 2013

Garrison Keillor

TUESDAY: Public radio icon, Garrison Keillor, has published his first volume of original poetry. He'll talk with us about O, What a Luxury, and his other radio and literary work.

November 4, 2013

How Police Officers Talk A Would-Be Jumper Down

MONDAY: What's it like to try to talk would-be jumpers out of taking their own lives, as Portland Police officers did recently on the Vista and Fremont bridges?

Vaccinating Children In State Custody

MONDAY: A case before the Oregon Supreme Court challenges whether the state has the right to vaccinate children who are under the state's care because of parental neglect or abuse.

Portland Parents File Complaint About Lack Of Teaching Time

MONDAY: Parents of Portland Public School students say the district's high school schedule violates state law by not providing enough hours of instruction.

November 1, 2013

Katherine Ann Power's Path To Peace

FRIDAY: Katherine Ann Power was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for 14 years. She made a new life for herself in Lebanon, OR before deciding to turn herself in.

News Roundtable: November 1, 2013

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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