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Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2017

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2016

We talk to a leader of some of the protests this weekend and about how some African-Americans are envisioning life under President Trump. We also look at how the Portland city council is thinking of changing the city's zoning.

Voting Issues | Presidential Powers | Facebook, News And Democracy

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 7, 2016

We hear about some unusual voting issues in Oregon and Washington, presidential powers writ large, and the staggering influence of Facebook.

Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2016

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.

SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2016

We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.

Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2016

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

News Roundtable | Life At Portland's Newest Homeless Shelter

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.

Oregon GOP Chair | Young Republican | Malheur Pretrial | Clark County Board

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2016

We talk to the chair of the Oregon GOP and a young Republican at the RNC. Then, it's pretrial hearings for the Malheur refuge occupiers and the latest on political drama in Clark County.

African-Americans & Health Care | Raising A Black Son | DNC Preview

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2016

We get a preview of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we learn about a Harvard study exploring African-Americans' relationships with their health care providers. We also talk to a local African American mother about the anxiety of raising a black son.

Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2016

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.

Primary Election Results | Astrobiologist

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2016

We dig into the results of Tuesday's primary election. Then, we hear from NASA astrobiologist Kevin Hand.

Political Cartoonist Jack Ohman On Why It's No Fun To Draw Donald Trump

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2016

Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2016

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

Trump's Twitter Activity | Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody | Living With Microcephaly

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2016

We talk to an analyst who took up Donald Trump's Twitter activity to see what it revealed. Oregon poet Elizabeth Woody joins us. And we hear from the mother of a child with microcephaly.

News Roundtable: March 11, 2016 | Aequitas Capital Managment | Bigfoot

OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2016

We discuss the latest news stories from the region with our news roundtable, and get the scoop about the rise and fall of Lake Oswego-based Aequitas Capital Management. We wrap up the hour by exploring the mythic appeal of "Bigfoot."

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.

Leaving Fluoride Debate Behind To Deal With Children's Dental Health

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Opponents and proponents of adding fluoride to Portland's water produced a report about alternative ways to improve children's dental health in Multnomah County.

Thirteen Thousand Oregonian Votes That May Not Count

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: We'll get an update about the the 13 thousand Oregon ballots that were contested because of signature problems, and whether those ballots could impact the outcome of Measure 92.