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Westminster Dog Show Breeder | Portland's Chinese-American History | Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 29, 2016

We meet a Westminster prize-winning dog breeder, learn the history of Portland's Chinese-American community, and discuss the latest environmental news.

News Roundtable: February 26 | New Normal For Harney County | Preventing Sexual Assault

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 26, 2016

We analyze some of this week's big stories with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher tells us what she's seen after revisiting Harney County, post-occupation. And we hear about sexual assault prevention at Portland State University.

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41 Days: An OPB Documentary On The Oregon Occupation

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2016

OPB looks back at the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in an hour-long Think Out Loud special.

Mayoral Candidate Jules Bailey: 'Portland Is Becoming Unaffordable'

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2016

In an interview with OPB's Think Out Loud, Jules Bailey laid out his plans to address the issues of affordable housing and homelessness.

Talking Business | Japanese-American Workers Exhibit | Robin Coste Lewis

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2016

We'll discuss the latest business news with Erik Siemers, talk about the "Uprooted" exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and meet poet Robin Coste Lewis.

Jim Wallis Exhorts White Christians To 'Be More Christian Than White'

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2016

Progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis joined local pastors Eric Knox and T. Allen Bethel to discuss racism and white privilege with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

Portland Mayoral Candidate Jules Bailey | Treating Concussions

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2016

We talk to Portland mayoral candidate Jules Bailey. And we hear about new University of Oregon research into the role of emotional support in healing concussions.

Legislative Leaders On Lawmaking | Air Pollution in SE Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2016

We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.

Jim Wallis And 'America's Original Sin'

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2016

We talk to progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis with an audience at First Christian Church in downtown Portland about his new book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America."

News Roundtable: Feb. 19, 2016 | Hemp Bill | Young Jazz Composers

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 19, 2016

We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.

Legislative Updates | Earthquake-Proofing Portland's Water | Irene Taylor Brodsky | Celebrating Summer Whisman

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 18, 2016

We get a legislative update from senior political reporter Jeff Mapes, learn about the Portland Water Bureau's efforts to earthquake proof Portland's water distribution system, hear about a new documentary from Irene Taylor Brodsky. We wrap up the hour with a tribute to Summer Whisman — she was featured as part of Think Out Loud's "At Home" series, and passed away earlier this week.

Aid To Syria & Yemen | Seeking A Zika Vaccine | Laila Lalami

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 16, 2016

We hear about Mercy Corps's humanitarian efforts in Syria and Yemen, Oregon Health & Science University's search for a Zika virus cure, and novelist Laila Lalami's experience living as a Muslim in America.

News Roundtable: February 12, 2016 | Transportation Talk | Film Fest

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2016

We talk about the end of the Harney County occupation and more with our news roundtable. Then we catch up with David Bragdon, former Metro president. And we wrap the hour with a preview of the Portland International Film Festival with critic Marc Mohan.

REBROADCAST: Jim Lehrer

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2016

On Presidents' Day, we listen back to an interview with a man who has been chosen to moderate more presidential debates than anyone else.

End Of The Oregon Standoff In Harney County

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2016

We bring you the latest about the last day of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Affordable Housing Plans | Defending Pete Santilli | Preserving Yemen's History

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 10, 2016

We hear about legislative attempts to increase access to affordable housing in Oregon. The ACLU of Oregon explains its defense of one of the people arrested in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Then we talk to a University of Oregon professor who is trying to preserve Yemen's cultural history as the country descends further into war.

Homeless Encampments | Drug Harm Reduction

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2016

Portland's mayor has a new plan to allow homeless camping in the city. Also, an organization run by drug users helps other drug users to "be the best drug users they can be."

Lunar New Year | Environmental Update | Occupiers' Videos

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2016

We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 5, 2016

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

Finicum Funeral | News Roundtable | Earthquake Warning

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 5, 2016

We hear from LaVoy Finicum's funeral in Utah today. And we'll discuss some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, we'll hear about a system that would send an alert in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2016

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

Crypto-What? 5 Things You Should Know About Oregon's Newly Anointed Arachnid

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 3, 2016

Late last month, a new species of Daddy Longlegs joined the ranks of Oregon arachnids known to the scientific world.

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 2, 2016

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

Klamath Dams | PPS Boundary Changes | 'Cryptomaster Behemoth' | Designing Right 2 Dream Too

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 3, 2016

Stakeholders have agreed to a tentative plan to remove dams along the Klamath River; OPB reporter Rob Manning brings us an update on the recommendations for Portland Public Schools' changing district boundaries; a new arachnid is discovered in Oregon; and we meet a local architect who is making it his mission to become 'the architect of choice for homeless people.'

Owyhee | Moda In Trouble | Talking Business | Noah Strycker

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 2, 2016

We get an update on the possibility of an Owyhee wilderness area, and we hear from the state regulatory agency which just took partial control of Moda Health. We also talk to a birder who just set a new world record, and we get our regular business news update.

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2016

We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.


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