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Wading Into Smith Henderson's Fourth of July Creek

OPB | June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the Portland author about his debut novel and the critical acclaim it's received.

U.S. Supreme Court Wraps With Hobby Lobby And Union Cases

OPB | June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll analyze the much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case about contraceptive mandates and look back at the term with two law professors.

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New Vancouver Fireworks Law Limits Sales And Use

OPB | June 27, 2014

FRIDAY: This year, Vancouver, Washington residents will only be able to set off fireworks on July 4.

What Is The State Of Black Newspapers?

OPB | June 27, 2014

FRIDAY: The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, holds its convention in Portland this week.

News Roundtable: June 27, 2014

OPB | June 27, 2014

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

Death Cafes Find Home In Portland

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: In just three years Death Cafes have become a global movement with Portland as the epicenter in the U.S.

New Recreation Trail Would Go From Valley To Coast

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: The planned Salmonberry Corridor would trace 86 miles from Banks to Tillamook, often following railroad lines.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Obama Appointments, Abortion Protests And More

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll get analysis of some big Supreme Court rulings this week with our go-to court watcher, Lisa McElroy.

Dean Hall Swims The Willamette

OPB | June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A Gresham man battling cancer is swimming the entire length of the Willamette river.

Washington Gears Up For Marijuana Sales

OPB | June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Washington's first licenses for marijuana stores will be issued on July 7. We'll explore how store owners and growers are getting ready.

Addressing Growing Poverty In Multnomah County

OPB | June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new report shows poverty in Multnomah County is growing. We'll break down the data and talk about how the county can address the issue.

Can Playing With Barbies Limit Girls' Career Choices?

OPB | June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore new research that shows playing with Barbies could affect the jobs girls think they can do in the future.

Talking Business

OPB | June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, talks about the business stories on her radar.

University Of Oregon Players Suspended From School

OPB | June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: Three University of Oregon students accused of sexual assault earlier this year have been suspended from school for at least four years.

Report On Oregon's New Medicaid System Is Mixed

OPB | June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: The report shows primary care visits are up, but accessing care is a problem for some patients.

PSU Uncovers Tapes Of RFK, Toni Morrison, Carl Sagan, More

OPB | June 23, 2014

MONDAY: The Portland State University archives also contain lectures by regional luminaries like Vera Katz and Sen. Wayne Morse.

Decoding The Eucalyptus Tree

OPB | June 23, 2014

MONDAY: We'll learn more about the international effort to map the genome of the eucalyptus tree, the world's most planted hardwood.

Does Mandatory Sick Leave Work For Everyone?

OPB | June 23, 2014

MONDAY: A proposed mandatory sick leave ordinance in Eugene is modeled off the one that passed in Portland last year.

Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Comes To Hillsboro

OPB | June 20, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll learn about new affordable housing in Hillsboro that could save tenants hundreds of dollars on energy bills.

Bend Plans For Road Upgrades

OPB | June 20, 2014

FRIDAY: The city of Bend is planning for upgrades to their streets, specifically in the city center, in order to increase bikers and pedestrians.

News Roundtable: June 20, 2014

OPB | June 20, 2014

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

The Social And Economic Effects Of The World Cup

OPB | June 19, 2014

THURSDAY: What are the socioeconomic effects of mega-sports events like the World Cup on the host country and the world?

Hillsboro City Council Approves E-Cigarette Ban In Parks

OPB | June 19, 2014

THURSDAY: The Hillsboro parks department is concerned about toxins in e-cigarette vapor, and the possibility the devices could be confused for traditional cigarettes.

Oregon's 911 System

OPB | June 19, 2014

THURSDAY: Another outage with local 911 systems this week brought up questions about how state agencies and private companies work together to provide 911 service.

Number Of Stay-At-Home Parents In Oregon Increasing

OPB | June 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Stay-at-home moms still vastly outnumber stay-at-home dads, though the number of fathers staying at home with their kids is increasing.

Searching For Support For Gay Kids And Their Families

OPB | June 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk to a Portland mom who looked for support when her 8-year-old daughter came out as gay — and couldn't find it.

Cover Oregon Transitions To The Federal System

OPB | June 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll get a progress report on Oregon's switch over from the state's failed health insurance exchange website to the federal healthcare.gov.

Parental Responsibility When Kids Gain Access To Guns

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: Should parents be held legally responsible when a minor accesses a parent's gun without permission?

Hunting And Fishing In Oregon Dip To A 30-Year Low

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: We explore why Oregonians aren't hunting or fishing as much as they used to.

What To Do With Wapato Jail

OPB | June 17, 2014

Multnomah County officials have turned down seven ideas of what to do with Wapato Jail. We'll talk about them and find out what happens next.

Environmental Update On Cormorants And Starfish

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on the disease affecting sea stars in the Pacific ocean and a plan to kill thousands of birds preying on endangered salmon.

Jackson County's New Health Clinic For Employees Only

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: We'll learn about Jackson County's new health clinic for public employees, and what kind of savings officials are hoping for.

Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq Intensifies

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: One of the first responders for Mercy Corps recently returned from Iraq and joins us to talk about what things look like there.

When Wild Animals Come To The City

OPB | June 13, 2014

FRIDAY: After a bear was removed from a tree in NE Portland this week, we wanted to know what kinds of policies are in place to deal with wildlife in urban areas.

Analyzing Media Coverage Of School Shootings

OPB | June 13, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk to Al Tompkins with the Poynter Institute about the issues reporters and editors face when covering school shootings.

News Roundtable: June 13, 2014

OPB | June 13, 2014

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

Going To College Inside Prison

OPB | June 12, 2014

THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.

Program Helps Patients Communicate Their End-of-Life Wishes

OPB | June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program helps patients design a plan for their end-of-life care.

Supreme Court Rulings On Immigration And Drinking Water

OPB | June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll dig into recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings with our legal expert Lisa McElroy.

What We Know So Far About The Reynolds High Shooting

OPB | June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School on Tuesday morning. Fourteen-year-old Emilio Hoffman was killed.

Healthcare News Update

OPB | June 10, 2014

TUESDAY: We check in with The Lund Report's executive editor about Cover Oregon, hospital mergers, health insurance rates, and more.

Reactions To Reynolds High School Shooting

OPB | June 10, 2014

TUESDAY: We will get updates on this morning's shooting at Reynolds High School in Troutdale, Oregon.

What It's Like When Your Spouse Is A War Reporter

OPB | June 09, 2014

MONDAY: Nathan Deuel chronicles his experience as a new dad in the Middle East while his wife, Kelly McEvers, was covering the Arab Spring for NPR.

How Do Fish Use Magnetism To Navigate?

OPB | June 09, 2014

MONDAY: Scientists at Oregon State University are figuring out how migrating fish like salmon and steelhead use magnetism to navigate around the globe.

Containing The Two Bulls Fire Near Bend

OPB | June 09, 2014

MONDAY: We'll find out how firefighting efforts are going in Central Oregon and what the blaze could suggest for this summer's fire season.

What A New Oregon Arts Leader Will Mean

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk with State of Wonder's April Baer about Brian Rogers, who was chosen this week to head the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Sea Star Disease Hits Hard On Oregon Coast

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: The disease has ravaged the Oregon coast over the past two weeks, afflicting 30 - 50 percent of one species of sea stars — a crucial predator in coastal ecosystems.

News Roundtable: June 6, 2014

OPB | June 06, 2014

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

Update On The Shooting At Seattle Pacific University

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: A gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. We'll hear how the campus is responding.

How Can We Design A Better Hospital?

OPB | June 05, 2014

THURSDAY: Researcher Roger Ulrich is in Portland to meet with his research partners at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, as they launch studies about the effects of nature on health.

Oregon Has the Lowest Percentage of Prisoners Serving Maximum Sentences

OPB | June 05, 2014

THURSDAY: A study by The Pew Charitable Trusts found that less than half a percent of state prisoners serve their maximum sentence.

Idaho Town Cancels Celebration Amid Bergdahl Controversy

OPB | June 05, 2014

THURSDAY: Residents of Bowe Bergdahl's hometown are defending their support of the recently released soldier as more details emerge about the circumstances of his capture.

Sebastian Junger Talks About Korengal

OPB | June 04, 2014

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4: Award-winning journalist, Sebastian Junger, talks about Korengal, his new documentary about the Afghanistan War.

Class Of 2025 At Earl Boyles Elementary School

OPB | June 03, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll talk with some of the first graders in the class of 2025, their parents, teachers, principal, and others in the audience.

Local Veterans Experience Health Care Delays

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: In the wake of the national VA scandal, we'll find out what Oregon veterans think of their health care.

Talking Business

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

What Are The Legal Hurdles For The EPA's New Carbon Regulations?

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: The Obama administration announced plans to cut coal power plant emissions by 30 percent by 2030. What legal challenges will the rules face?

Bowe Bergdahl Released

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: Sgt. Bergdahl has been a prisoner of war for nearly five years. Now, his parents are preparing to welcome him home to Hailey, Idaho.


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