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Oregon Shakespeare Festival To 'Modernize' The Bard

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2015

Thirty-six playwrights will take on the task of making Shakespeare's plays a little easier to understand.

Many Dispensaries Plan To Balance Medical And Recreational Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2015

We'll ask how some medical pot dispensaries are thinking about their new customer base, since as of Oct. 1, they'll be able to sell to those who are not marijuana card holder.

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Between A Dock And A Hard Place

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2015

Many liveaboard boaters who make their homes on the lower Willamette River are knowingly breaking a state law. They argue the law needs to change.

A Conversation With Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2015

We sit down with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reflect on her first seven months in office and look ahead to 2016.

Longtime Oregonian Publisher Fred Stickel Dies

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2015

Fred Stickel was the publisher of the Oregonian for 34 years.

First Housing Program For LGTBQ Youth To Open

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2015

New Avenues For Youth is setting up a house for homeless LGTBQ youth, the first such housing program of its kind in Portland.

The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2015

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

News Roundtable: September 25, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2015

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

Checking In With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2015

We talk to Mayor Hales about homelessness, development, climate change, and much more.

Humpback Whales Up The River

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2015

Humpback whales have been spotted feeding in the Columbia River.

Elizabeth Gilbert Gets Creative

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2015

Elizabeth Gilbert's book explores the nature of creativity.

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

Warm Springs Tribes "Recovering Voices" In D.C.

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2015

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs took advantage of a grant from the Smithsonian to go to the museum and access tribal artifacts.

Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2015

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

Journalist Jon Palfreman Examines Parkinson's

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2015

After he was diagnosed with Parkinson's, Jon Palfreman began researching the scientific understanding of the disease.

What's Next For Migrants Arriving In Greece?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2015

We speak with a Portland-based photojournalist about how the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe is playing out in Greece.

Catholics Respond To Pope Francis Ahead Of His US Visit

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2015

We check in with Catholics and clergy members about what they think of the direction the Catholic Church is headed under the direction of Pope Francis.

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2015

ALS patients face some specific challenges when it comes to using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws, which require patients to self-administer the medication that will end their lives.

News Roundtable: Sept. 18, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2015

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

Testing Data Highlight Inequities Among Oregon Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2015

Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.

Erica Jong Takes On Sex And Death In 'Fear Of Dying'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2015

Erica Jong has written more than two dozen books over the last four decades. Her new novel is a kind of follow up to her first and most famous novel, "Fear of Flying," published in 1973.

OPB Music's Stagepass Series

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2015

OPB Music curated and filmed a series of concerts at Mississippi Studios last year. Those concerts are now on TV.

Vancouver City Council Considers Changes To Camping Ban

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2015

City council members moved forward on a proposed exception to the camping ban so that people who are homeless could sleep on public property from 9:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.

Solving Oregon's Childcare Dilemma

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2015

Oregon is one of the least affordable states for childcare. We'll learn why that is, how it affects us, and what can be done about it.

Rebroadcast: Nick Jaina's Memoir And Music

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2015

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. 

At Home With ALS

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 16, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Summer Whisman, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at age 32.

In-Migration Is Good News For Oregon 'Timber Belt'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2015

Unlike the Rust Belt or the Corn Belt, the population of Oregon's Timber Belt is actually stable.

Is Wall Street Scooping Up Portland Rentals?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2015

Publicly traded Wall Street companies have started buying single-family homes in Portland. What does this mean for local renters and the city's housing market?

New Film Profiles Afghan Photographers

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2015

"Frame By Frame" profiles four photojournalists documenting life in Afghanistan, something that was illegal under Taliban rule.

News Roundtable: September 11, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2015

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

Portland's New Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2015

The first new bridge built in Portland since the 1970's opens this weekend. It will not carry any cars.

Excluded Tribal Members Lose Court Decision

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2015

A judge upheld the Grand Ronde Confederation's decision to kick out 86 tribal members.

Survival In A Chilean Mine

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2015

University of Oregon Journalism professor Héctor Tobar spent months interviewing the thirty-three miners who were trapped in a mine in Chile 5 years ago. His book comes out in paperback this month.

Portland Musician Creates Requiem Mass As Part Of PICA's TBA Festival

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2015

Portland artist Holcombe Waller has created a Requiem Mass for people of diverse gender and sexual identities who have died or been killed.

Ted Wheeler To Run For Portland Mayor

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 2015

State Treasurer Ted Wheeler is jumping in to challenge incumbent Charlie Hales in the 2016 mayoral race.

Definition Of 'Victim' Changes For Testimony At Parole Hearings

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 2015

Anyone considered a victim will now be able to testify at offender's parole hearings, even if the offender wasn't prosecuted for the crime involving that victim.

Portland Nonprofit Treats SNAP Recipients

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 2015

Live.Treat.Heal.Repeat aims to provide medical and other non-food supplies to those who get SNAP benefits.

Portland's Teardown Throwdown

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 2015

In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, we're checking in. 

Oregon's Lone Forensic Anthropologist

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015

Forensic anthropologist Nici Vance is responsible for solving the mysteries behind the state's 128 unidentified bodies.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by Think Out Loud to discuss the latest in the region's business news.

At Home With WWII Vet James Yamazaki

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 7, 2015

A new installment of our "At Home" series features retired pediatrician and researcher James Yamazaki, who recently turned 99.

Boundary Changes Coming To Portland Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015

Portland Public Schools is in the process of redrawing the district's boundary lines, which could dramatically alter demographics at some schools.

Small Newspaper Gains New Role During Wildfire Season

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2015

A small newspaper steps up in a big way to help keep local residents in Grant County up to speed on the wildfires.

Josephine County GMO Ban Takes Effect — Kind Of

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2015

Earlier this year, voters rejected a public safety levy that would increase funding for the cash-strapped Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Without those resources, the ban lacks any kind of enforcement teeth.

News Roundtable: Sept. 4, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 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.

Prineville Takes On 3rd Facebook Data Center

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2015

We listen back to a conversation recorded in April in Prineville about the impact of data centers in Central Oregon. Facebook announced this week that it will build a third data center in Prineville.

I Scream, You Scream, 2 Guys Scream At Each Other About Ice Cream

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2015

Dennis Roeper had already been slinging Drumsticks and Otter Pops from his multi-vehicle fleet for years when Efrain Escobar showed up on the scene. What followed was an all-out turf war.

Portland Film Festival Now In Its Third Year

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2015

The festival, focused on independent filmmakers, is an event for mavericks, according to its executive director.

Exhibit Looks At Impact of Riot Grrrl

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2015

A new exhibit at PNCA looks at the lasting impacts of the Riot Grrrl movement on artists.

Is Science Research In Crisis?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2015

A new project showed nearly 60 percent of 100 published studies in prestigious psychology journals didn't hold up the second time they were run. What does this mean for scientific research?

With The Fire In Your Face

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2015

A local commercial photographer describes his first season as a wildland firefighter.

Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.

A New Kind Of College

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

The Wayfinding Academy aims to be a new two-year college in Portland.

Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.


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