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News Roundtable: November 8, 2013

It’s Friday and 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.

This week our discussion topics include:

  • Regional and national election results
  • The Employment Non-Discrimination Act passed by the U.S. Senate and championed by Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)
  • The agreement announced earlier this week between the U.S. Department of Justice and the Portland Police over how to avoid civil rights violations.


  • Barbara Dudley: Adjunct assistant professor at Portland State University, and senior policy advisor for the Oregon Working Families Party
  • Rob Kremer: Host of Kremer and Abrams on KXL and Executive Director of TeamCFA Foundation — a national network of public charter schools
  • Paul Gronke: Political science professor at Reed College


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