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News Roundtable: October 30, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2015

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

Oregon Orchestras Soundtrack Halloween Movies

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2015

On Friday night, the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon East Symphony are performing live soundtracks to "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Nosforatu," respectively.

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Discussing Offensive Halloween Costumes

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2015

Halloween is on Saturday — that means candy, costumes, and arguments over which costumes are appropriate or offensive.

Conversations About Guns

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 29, 2015

We take a look at guns and gun laws in Oregon from a variety of perspectives.

Marie Equi: The Lesbian Anarchist Doctor You Never Heard Of

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2015

Marie Equi lived in Portland in the early 1900's as an out lesbian who worked as a doctor, performed abortions, and got involved in labor union movements.

Charlie Hales On Why He's Not Running And His Next 14 Months

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2015

We talk to Charlie Hales about his surprise decision not to run for re-election what his next 14 months in office will look like.

Hales Is Out. Where Does That Leave The Portland Mayoral Race?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2015

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales won't seek a second term. That leaves State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as the early favorite in the 2016 mayoral race.

Challenges Especially Steep For Women With Startups

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2015

We talk with a startup entrepreneur and a company that funds them about the challenges of the industry and how women fare in this arena.

The Toxic Problem In Many Of Washington's Former Orchards

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2015

Levels of lead and arsenic in some Eastern Washington properties are high above state-mandated levels, but the problem isn't being fixed quickly.

Oregon Voter Rolls About To Be Expanded

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 26, 2015

The Secretary of State, and Oregon's three major parties, are bracing for an influx of new voters come January 1, when automatic voter registration begins.

The Girl On The Train

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 26, 2015

British author Paula Hawkins joins us to talk about her thriller "The Girl on the Train."

OLCC Releases New Rules For Retail Marijuana Industry

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2015

Spoiler alert: free samples and drive-through windows are a no-go.

Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2015

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2015

The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.

News Roundtable: Oct. 23, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2015

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

Is Police Progress on Federal Reforms Up To Snuff?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2015

Wednesday's hearing suggests Portland police officers are using their fists, batons, Tasers and guns significantly less than they did five years ago.

Will The 'State Of Emergency' Help Solve The Homeless Crisis?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2015

Last month Portland Mayor Charlie Hales asked the City Council to declare a state of emergency for housing and homelessness. We talk to homeless service agencies about how that plan is working, and what needs to happen to solve the problem.

This Oregon Man Will Write Your Opinion For You

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2015

Oregon resident Chris Trejbal writes freelance editorials for newspapers across the country.

Big Data Environmentalism

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2015

A local conservation non-profit is starting a new project to use big data to save America's rivers.

Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2015

The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.

Community Wounds Continue To Heal in Roseburg

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

Nearly three weeks after the Umpqua Community College shooting, we check in to see how the community is healing.

Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Oregon Public Schools Data And Changes To Portland Boundaries

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2015

We talk to OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the report cards for Oregon schools and the changes the Portland district is planning for its boundary lines.

Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2015

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

Doing Death Your Own Way

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2015

There are many alternatives to the traditional casket funeral. Today, we explore home funerals and natural burials.

News Roundtable: Oct. 16, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2015

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

Black Male Achievement Conference Convenes In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2015

Representatives from six U.S. cities are in Portland for a conference focused on opportunities for African-American men and boys.

What's In The Trans-Pacific Partnership?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2015

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matt Matthews explains the monumental trade deal recently approved by negotiators.

Prisoners' Family Members Share Their Stories

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2015

A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.

The Effect Of War On The Families Of Veterans

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2015

Stacy Bannerman's new book focuses on the devastating impacts of war on the families of veterans.

Conflicting Coverage Of Kitzhaber Ethics Scandal

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2015

Oregon newspapers disagree on some key details of the story — including whether or not anyone sought to destroy the former governor's emails.

What Holds Us Back From Being Prepared For A Disaster?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2015

We know a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake isn't a matter of "if," but "when." So, why do we put off preparing for it?

What Is The Future Of Coastal Communities After A Megaquake?

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2015

A look at what water infrastructure can tell us about the survival of coastal communities after what could be the largest natural disaster in American history.

Naomi Klein And Avi Lewis's New Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2015

"This Changes Everything," is a new documentary produced at the same time as Naomi Klein's book of the same name.

Roseburg: One Week Later

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2015

A week after the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College, the president is meeting with victims' families and the community is still reeling.

News Roundtable: Oct. 9, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2015

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

OLCC Releases New Draft Rules for Marijuana Sales

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2015

The OLCC released a 70 page draft of rules for recreational marijuana sales today in advance of a public hearing on Friday.

'50 Feet From Syria' Highlights Personal Journey And Global Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2015

Portland filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald's film tells the story of Portland surgeon Hisham Bismar, who was moved to travel to Turkey to operate on severely injured Syrian refugees.

PSU Researchers Say They've Discovered A Possible '1-Pill Cure' For Malaria

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2015

Researchers at Portland State University say they may have discovered a cure for one of the world's most severe public health problems.

Following Up With The Community Of Roseburg

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2015

We'll hear the latest from Roseburg, as the community strives to come together after the death of eight students and a teacher at Umpqua Community College.

Portland Gets Nation's First Wooden Highrise Building

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2015

Portland is getting the country's first wooden high-rise building. How does it work and what does it mean?

Chinook Tribes Employ New Tactic In Ongoing Quest For Federal Recognition

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2015

After a decades-long struggle for federal recognition, Tribal Chairman Tony Johnson is requesting an executive order.

US Supreme Court's Fall 2015 Term Begins

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2015

We preview the major cases and issues that will come before the Supreme Court this fall term.

Roseburg Community Rallies In Response To Tragedy

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2015

Roseburg residents are raising money and offering moral support to those affected by the mass shooting there last week.

Oregon Is Attractive Place To Set Up 'Shell Companies'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2015

An investigation by the Portland Business Journal shows Oregon is home to many "paper corporations" used for illegal activity.

An Update On Roseburg

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2015

We get an update on what's happening in Roseburg today, following Thursday's deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Live At Literary Arts With Jane Smiley

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2015

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Think Out Loud to talk about her new trilogy.

Continuing Coverage Of The Shooting In Roseburg

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2015

We bring you updates and analysis of Thursday's deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

Umpqua Community College Shooting

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2015

Ten people were killed and more were injured in a deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College on Thursday morning.

At Home With Wildfires

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 12, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Carolyn and Ira Hodge, whose home burned down in the Canyon Creek fire a little over a month ago.


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