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Social Media Is Changing Advertising

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: Super Bowl commercials are an American tradition but has the digital age rendered them old-fashioned?

Pot Glut Good For Consumers And Retailers, But Not Growers

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: Washington's increasing pot supply is driving down prices and leaving growers struggling to make money.

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Email Reveals More About Affordable Housing Conflict

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2015

FRIDAY: An email mistakenly sent to OPB reveals behind-the-scenes strategizing by developers to avoid committing to affordable housing on Portland's South Waterfront.

Governor Kitzhaber Addresses Questions Surrounding First Lady's Finances

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2015

Governor Kitzhaber held a press conference today and stated First Lady Cylvia Hayes would have no political role in his administration.

Researcher Tracks Radio Transmission From Space

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: We'll talk to Portland native Emily Petroff who made the "real time discovery" of a radio wave transmission from another galaxy.

News Roundtable: January 29, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2015

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

Application Brings Nestlé One Step Closer To Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

Rainn Wilson Plays An Unlikeable Portland Detective In "Backstrom"

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: "Backstrom" is Fox's new TV series set in Portland featuring Rainn Wilson as a brilliant but misanthropic detective.

What Does The Future Hold For Wolves In Oregon?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: With seven breeding pairs confirmed in Oregon, wolf protections will become more flexible.

City Will Vote On Plan For Affordable Housing In N/NE Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Traci Manning from the Portland Housing Bureau lays out plans for how $20 million in affordable housing money will be spent.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

Multnomah County Considering E-Cigarette Regulations

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: E-cigarettes are gaining popularity, and in Oregon, they're completely unregulated.

The Mighty World Of Mites

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2015

MONDAY: Michelle Trautwein, the fly curator at the California Academy of Sciences, joins us to discuss the life of mites on your face.

Waiting For University Of Oregon Documents

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2015

MONDAY: The University of Oregon has demanded the return of 22,000 pages of documents that were obtained by an unnamed professor who has so far refused to give them back.

OPB Examines The Impact Of A Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquake

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2015

MONDAY: OPB's new series "Unprepared" examines the potential impact of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake on Oregon.

Portland State University Professor Finds Formaldehyde In E-Cigarettes

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2015

FRIDAY: David Peyton's new research appears in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

News Roundtable: January 23, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2015

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

Dr. Demento Looks Back At 40 Years On The Radio

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: Dr. Demento, zany radio host and Reed graduate, reflects on his radio career.

How Much Affordable Housing Will Portland's South Waterfront Include?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.

Crowdfunding Oregon Businesses

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: A new crowd-funding law will let anyone become an investor in an Oregon startup or expanding business.

Clark County GOP says Jaime Herrera Beutler Too Centrist

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Clark County Republicans are considering voting to censure Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler for some of her bipartisan votes.

Washington Constitutional Amendment Would Change Ballot Initiative Process

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: A Washington constitutional amendment would force ballot initiatives to include specific funding plans.

Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

The Role Of Plaintiffs In Supreme Court Cases

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: As we look ahead to the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage, we'll ask: how important is it to have sympathetic plaintiffs at the Supreme Court level?

David Shields and Caleb Powell Disagree

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: The writers David Shields and Caleb Powell spent a weekend arguing with each other and then turned their quarrel into a book: "I Think You're Totally Wrong."

Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

"Constructs" Show At Disjecta Treats Walls As Art

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: The new exhibition at Portland gallery Disjecta makes the space itself part of the art experience.

United Noshes Dishes Up International Feasts

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: United Noshes is creating delicacies from around the world for Portland diners.

"Don't Shoot Portland" Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Violence

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: In the last few weeks, Don't Shoot Portland shut down a Portland Public School meeting and a town hall held by Senator Ron Wyden.

Branding PDX: The Carpet, The Cuckoo Clock, Food Carts & More

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2015

FRIDAY: We'll be live from PDX to talk about the restaurants and other vendors at the Portland airport, what's behind the #pdxcarpet phenomenon & more.

Loophole Allows K-12 Dollars To Fund First Year Of College

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Some Oregon high schools are taking an unconventional approach to the governor's 40-40-20 plan. 

Naturopaths Fight For Equal Status In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Naturopathic doctors are pushing for legislation that would allow them to be considered primary care physicians in Oregon.

Portland Public Schools Will Redraw Boundaries

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Portland Public Schools is beginning the process of redrawing the boundaries for neighborhood schools, and restricting transfers between schools.

Michael Chabon's Writing Crosses Genre And Media Barriers

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Ahead of Chabon's appearance at Portland Arts and Lectures, we'll hear about his work writing books, comics, and film.

Environmental Update On Carbon, Herbicide Spraying, and Climate Change

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2015

TUESDAY: We'll check in with reporters from our EarthFix team about some of the stories they're following.

Who Owns A Human Genome?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2015

TUESDAY: Has the technology that enables us to sequence the human genome outpaced our ability to regulate data and protect individual privacy?

Ducks Lose

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2015

TUESDAY: We'll get reaction from University of Oregon alum and NPR's Portland-based sports reporter, Tom Goldman, who was in the press box in Arlington for the big game.

Oregon Vs. Ohio State: Two Fans Preview The Game

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: In advance of the big game, an Oregon fan and an Ohio State fan go head to head.

Governor Kitzhaber's Fourth Inauguration

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: John Kitzhaber officially starts his fourth term as Oregon's governor January 12. 

Genomics: The Slow Revolution

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: Many of the predictions of personalized medicine have fallen flat since the human genome was sequenced in 2003. Are we really on the dawn of a new era in health care?

Nation's First Transgender Mayor Leaves Office

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2015

FRIDAY: Former Silverton Mayor Stu Rasmussen joins us to look back at his time in office and talk about what lies ahead.

Washington County May Change How It Handles Dangerous Dogs

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2015

FRIDAY: Washington County is considering updates to its animal code for the first time in 30 years.

News Roundtable: January 9, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2015

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

U of O Education Expert Takes On China

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2015

THURSDAY: The University of Oregon education professor Yong Zhao's latest book, "Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Dragon?" is a critique of the Chinese education system.

Two Bills Look To Change Medical Marijuana In Washington

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2015

THURSDAY: One bill would keep medical marijuana shops from selling dried bud, while another would get rid of medical pot shops altogether.

Portlanders Will Vote On Options For Street Fee

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2015

THURSDAY: Portland Mayor Charlie Hales wants to give voters choices on how to raise funds for street repair and maintenance.

Intel's Futurist Says His Job Dwells In Storytelling, Not Prediction

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Brian David Johnson joins us to talk about how he approaches the future.

Lawsuit Claims Oregon Lottery Intentionally Misleads Players

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2015

TUESDAY: A class-action lawsuit claims the Oregon Lottery leads video poker players to believe they'll have better odds if they let the machines choose cards for them. 

ACLU Of Oregon Director Looks Back At 33 Years

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2015

TUESDAY: ACLU of Oregon executive director Dave Fidanque will retire this year after more than three decades with the organization.

Providing Healthcare For Transgender Oregonians

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2015

TUESDAY: This January, Oregon joined a small group of states where transgender people can get health care coverage for gender dysphoria.

Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

How Will Facebook Shape Your Media Diet In 2015?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2015

MONDAY: More and more, social media is driving news consumption. How much control do you have over what stories you see? 

New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

Ducks Win!

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2015

FRIDAY: You don't have to be a football fan to have heard that the Oregon Ducks won the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. Next up: the national championship.

Exploring Possible Changes To Grand Juries In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2015

FRIDAY: We talk with reporter Lee van der Voo with Investigate West about her story on how grand juries work now and how some critics think they should change.

Portland Police Chief Job Changes Hands

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2015

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the outgoing and incoming chiefs of the Portland Police Bureau: Mike Reese and Larry O'Dea.

Author James McBride On Manhood, Family, And Abolitionist John Brown

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 1, 2015

THURSDAY: We're listening back to our conversation with author and National Book Award winner James McBride.


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