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US Women Face Germany in World Cup Semifinals

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2015

The U.S. Women's National Team faces off against Germany today in the FIFA Women's World Cup. We talk to soccer reporter Jamie Goldberg about the match and how Portland Thorns players have fared on the global stage.

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2015

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

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Is 'The Blob' Causing The Northwest Heatwave?

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2015

Scientists are trying to understand whether a patch of significantly warm water off the coast is affecting the climate in the Pacific Northwest.

Olympia And Salem Wind Down Sessions

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2015

The legislatures in Washington and Oregon are still struggling to pass the final bills of their respective sessions.

Oregon Outback Ride Comes to a Halt

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2015

Donnie Kolb, c0-founder of the Oregon Outback, has announced the cancellation of the 364-mile bicycle ride.

New Oregon Law Could Lead To More Testing Opt-Outs

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2015

It's unclear what kinds of consequences the state could face now that Governor Kate Brown has signed a bill making it easier for parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules On Same-Sex Marriage

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2015

The ruling makes same-sex marriage legal in every state.

News Roundtable: June 26, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds The ACA Again

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2015

We'll get analysis of the King vs. Burwell ruling released Thursday.

Track And Field Championships Take Place Amid Doping Scandal

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2015

Some of the best athletes in the country are in Eugene for the USA Track and Field Championships, which go through this weekend.

Anti-Displacement Coalition Argues For City Changes

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2015

An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.

No New Wells In Harney County

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2015

The Oregon Water Resources Department is concerned that the groundwater may be too low in parts of Harney County and has stopped issuing permits for new wells.

Bills Could Lead To Damascus Disincorporation

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2015

A slate of bills passed by the Oregon Legislature could make it easier for one of the state's newest cities to go back to being an unincorporated part of Clackamas County.

Evangelical Climate Scientist Takes On Climate Change Nonbelievers

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2015

Katharine Hayhoe is both a climate scientist and an evangelical Christian. She believes that many Americans who deny climate change are placing their politics and ideology above their faith.

Ridgefield School Bus Driver Shares 46 Years Of Memories

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2015

Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.

New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2015

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

Portland Police Oversight: Kathleen Saadat

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2015

Kathleen Saadat has taken the place of Paul DeMuniz on the Compliance Officer/Community Liaison team which will oversee mandated reforms of the Portland Police Department. 

Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

Meth Trafficking Still On Rise

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

Meth is the top illicit drug used and trafficked in Oregon according to the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area's 2016 annual report.

Government Shutdown Looms In Washington

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

If lawmakers in Olympia can't agree on a budget by the end of the month, Washington will face a government shutdown.

Environmental Update On Oil Trains and Google Trekker

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.

News Roundtable: June 19, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Talking About Stuttering

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2015

Local filmmaker Michael Turner discusses his autobiographical documentary about navigating life and family with a stutter.

Governor Signs Domestic Workers Bill Of Rights

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

Governor Kate Brown signed a bill into law this week that provides new protections for nannies, housekeepers, and other domestic workers.

Oregon Lottery Machines Raise Problem Gambling Concerns

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

The Oregon Lottery is replacing its 12,000 video lottery machines, and some advocates worry the new machines are even more attractive to problem gamblers.

No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

Toxic Algal Bloom Hits West Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

The West Coast is experiencing the largest toxic algal bloom in the last decade. This toxin has caused many shellfish fisheries to close down.

Represented: Marijuana In Southern Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: June 17, 2015

How will recreational marijuana legalization affect the residents of southern Oregon, where pot is a major cash crop?

'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

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

Oregon Commune Living

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2015

Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.

Retired Vet Follows Migration Pattern Of Pronghorn Antelope

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2015

Burns resident Julie Weikel has just returned from a 10-15 mile a day trek.

Bulk Data Collection Faces Multiple Legal Challenges

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

The fate of the NSA's collection of metadata from phone calls is unclear and faces multiple legal challenges, one involving a Portland FISA Court judge.

Oregon House Considers 'Pay It Forward' Bill

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

HB 2662 as it stands now would move Oregon a step closer to establishing the oft-discussed "Pay It Forward" college payment program.

Black Baccalaureate Program Revived To Highlight Student Success

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2015

Portland's Black Baccalaureate program is back after a six-year hiatus. A group of local community organizations put together the event to empower black students.

REBROADCAST: Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2015

We listen back to the installment of our "Represented" series focused on the minimum wage, where we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others.

Robert Putnam On Upward Mobility

OPB | Broadcast: June 10, 2015

The Harvard political scientist says the economic ladder that poor people used to use to pull themselves up has all but disintegrated.

News Roundtable: June 11, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Ashland: The Town That Shakespeare Built?

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2015

As the Oregon Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 80th season, we talk about how the theater has impacted the town, and how Ashland has changed over the years.

Lane County Opposes New Gun Background Check Law

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2015

The Lane County Commission passed a resolution saying the county is "unable to expend any county resources for the implementation" of Oregon's new gun background check law.

State Medicaid Money To Fortune 500?

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2015

Coordinated Care Organizations manage the Oregon state version of Medicaid on a local level. Trillium, the CCO in Lane County, is so profitable it's received a buyout offer from the Fortune 500 corporation Centene. Some locals are concerned.

'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2015

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

What's The Best Way To Preserve Wilderness?

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2015

Some conservationists say wilderness must be left alone entirely, but others say if humans don't intercede, some species will be lost forever.

The Goonies: Yay, Nay, or Meh?

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2015

This weekend marks the 30th anniversary of The Goonies, and Astoria expects at least 15,000 fans of the movie to come to town. Why does this particular movie hold such sway over people's emotions?

How Dense And Tall Should Portland's Neighborhoods Be?

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2015

As the population of the city continues to increase, what should neighborhoods look like as they respond to those demands?

Portland Police Responding To Gun Violence

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2015

Portland police say they're putting more resources toward responding to the recent increase in gun violence and gang-related activity.

News Roundtable: June 5, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

A Community Radio Station for Pendleton

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

Gary Betts has been working almost a decade to start a community radio station in the Pendleton area. Now it's finally on the air. He tells us about the new airwaves hitting the Blue Mountain region of Eastern Oregon.

ProPublica Reporter Stands By Doping Claims Against Nike Oregon Project

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2015

ProPublica reporter David Epstein heard from several former team members and coaches at Nike Oregon Project that famed coach Alberto Salazar broke drug rules.

Vinyl Lovers Rejoice

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2015

A new record pressing plant opened in Portland last week.

Klamath County Funds Sheriff After Levy Fails

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2015

Commissioner Kelley Minty Morris says the county will need to take out a loan to fund the sheriff's office.

Portland Area Homelessness Report Shows Little Progress

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2015

The so-called Point-in-Time Count conducted by the city of Portland and Multnomah County suggests overall homelessness numbers haven't changed but some groups saw their rates dramatically increase.

Reseeding Grassland With The Help Of Pasta Machines

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

Researchers in Eastern Oregon have come up with a way to create a kind of pasta seed pillow that may significantly boost the native species critical to the region's desert habitats.

Portland May Need to Re-Open Closed Schools

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

Over ten years ago, Portland Public Schools shut down nearly twenty schools due to low enrollment. Now enrollment is up, and PPS must find a way to avoid overcrowding.

Oregon's Most Distinctive Cause Of Death

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.

Designing Willamette Falls Riverwalk

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

A design team including three different firms will work together to create a public walkway for a place with special significance in Oregon's history.

Will Recreational Pot Delay Legal Hemp?

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2015

Rep. Peter Buckley has introduced a bill to put the brakes on Oregon's fledgling hemp industry.

Oregon's Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation's will sign up 5,000 drivers to test how a per mile tax would work in a program it calls "OReGO."

Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.

Washington Legislature Begins Second Special Session

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2015

Our correspondent in Olympia gives us a rundown on what's on the agenda for Washington's lawmakers.

Earthquakes Off The Oregon Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2015

Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.

Represented: Paid Sick Time

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we hear from residents of Eugene about what a statewide paid sick leave policy would mean for them.


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