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This Side Of Home: Renee Watson

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015

A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.

Portland In Maps

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015

What can maps really tell us about the city?

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Healing After The Tsunami

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015

Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

REBROADCAST: At Home With Hupa

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 27, 2015

Verdena Parker lives in Winston, Oregon, and is the last living native speaker of the Hupa language.

REBROADCAST: Warm Springs Tribe 'Recovering Voices'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 27, 2015

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

3 Chefs On Restaurants, The Kitchen & Thanksgiving

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2015

Cathy Whims, Naomi Pomeroy and new chef and entrepreneur Jen Datka join us share their thoughts about the industry.

The Importance Of Flavor

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2015

Mark Schatzker's new book, "The Dorito Effect," explores the science of flavor.

William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Mediation At The Paris Climate Summit

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

A communications professor from Oregon State University is headed to the COP21 in Paris as part of the non-profit Mediators Without Borders.

Oregon Can Expect Another Warm, Dry Winter

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

This winter, the weather is going to get weird.

Commercial Crab Season Delayed

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

The opening of commercial crabbing season in Oregon, Washington, and California is delayed this year because of a toxin found in crabs at some locations.

How Do Smaller School Districts Attract Teachers?

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2015

Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.

Oregonian Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2015

During World War II, lawyer Minoru Yasui challenged the military curfews in place for German nationals, Italian nationals, and anyone with Japanese ancestry.

Lewis & Clark Looks Into Alleged Hate Crime On Campus

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 23, 2015

A black student reported he was attacked by three men early Saturday morning.

Moda Health Faces Challenges

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2015

Moda Health has had a roller coaster couple of weeks.

Unexpected Families: Claire Vaye Watkins, Mary Gaitskill, Kathleen Alcott

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 23, 2015

A conversation with three authors about the families you're born into, and the ones you choose.

News Roundtable: November 20, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 20, 2015

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

Rock Climber Alex Honnold

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 20, 2015

Honnold is famous for his free solo climbs — thousands of feet up sheer rock walls without rope.

Umatilla Elections Bring New Faces To Tribes' Board

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2015

On Tuesday, four new members were elected to the nine-person board of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Reforming Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2015

Gov. Brown has called for an investigation into failures at the Department of Human Services.

Legislative Days Overview

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2015

Three days of hearings this week may provide hints about what bills the legislature will attempt to pass during the short session in February.

Oregon State Auditor Looks Back On 30-Year Career

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2015

Gary Blackmer is passionate about his work. He's measured the efficiency and effectiveness of government agencies at the city, county, and state level.

REBROADCAST: Nathan Deuel

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2015

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

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Hanford Nuclear Reservation Becomes A Park

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2015

The park is made up of three sites across the country, including locations in Los Alamos, New Mexico and Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Don't Shoot Portland Member Shares Concerns About DOJ Surveillance

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2015

Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2015

After fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan have been found around Oregon, we take a look at the history of this hate group in the state.

Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2015

We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Urban League of Portland President Reacts To DOJ Monitoring

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2015

Nkenge Harmon Johnson reacts to the Oregon Department of Justice's monitoring of #blacklivesmatter hashtag users.

Metro Will Not Expand Urban Growth Boundary

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 13, 2015

For the first time since the 1970s, Metro has voted not to expand the region's Urban Growth Boundary, saying there is enough room for the projected 400,000 new residents set to arrive in the next 20 years.

Addressing Homelessness in Eugene

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 13, 2015

Eugene is trying to find more places to shelter people for the night during the winter, and asking the state government for help addressing homelessness.

News Roundtable: November 13, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 13, 2015

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

Conversations About Housing And Development

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 11, 2015

A series of conversations recorded on Think Out Loud about housing and development in Portland.

Wendell Pierce Talks About Acting, Art, And New Orleans

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2015

Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."

Should A Minor Be Allowed To Refuse Life-Saving Care?

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2015

Isolde Raftery shares a story of a young Jehovah's Witness in Washington state who was allowed to refuse a life-saving blood transfusion.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by for our regular business news update.

Artist Ray Troll: '61 Years Old And Still Drawing Dinosaurs'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2015

Troll's surreal fish and dinosaur drawings are a well-known sight to many Northwesterners.

News Roundtable: November 6, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015

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

The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015

Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

Veterans Day Discussion: Coming Home In America

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2015

How has the experience of coming back from war changed for veterans of wars, from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

First Latina Candidates Elected To Yakima City Council

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2015

Yakima is 41 percent Latino or Hispanic, but there has never been a Latino elected to the city council.

REBROADCAST: John Strong

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2015

As the Timbers compete in the MLS semifinals, we listen back to our interview with former Timers announcer John Strong.

John Irving And His 'Avenue Of Mysteries'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2015

Acclaimed author John Irving sits down with Dave Miller in front of an audience at Wordstock to talk about Irving's 14th novel.

REBROADCAST: Peter Rassmussen

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2015

Death With Dignity proponent Dr. Peter Rassmussen died at home yesterday after taking a fatal dose of drugs to end his life.

Oregon Police Agencies Struggle To Find Qualified Candidates

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2015

Many police applicants are failing the physical standards and background checks needed to become an officer.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

A Fresh Start For The Blazers

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers have started a new season with very few familiar faces.

More Help On The Way For Service Members With TBI, Other Injuries

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions. 

Portland Public Schools Proposes Boundary Changes That Could Affect Thousands Of Students

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2015

Parents with kids in Portland Public Schools are reacting to proposals aimed at balancing enrollment and increasing equity across the district.

Local Races In Oregon & Washington

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2015

We take a look at what's on local ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

Social Work At The Library

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2015

A social worker has had success setting up an office in the Deschutes Public Library.

Grand Ronde Tribe Allows Same Sex Marriages

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2015

Last week the Grand Ronde Tribal Council passed an ordinance allowing members to marry in the Tribal Court. The ordinance specifically includes a non-discrimination clause that would allow same-sex couples to marry.

At Home: Farm Interns

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2015

The latest installment of our "At Home" series brings you an interview with a farmer and three interns living and working on her Central Oregon farm.


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