OPB | Jan. 27, 2017
The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.
OPB | Jan. 24, 2017
How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?
OPB | Jan. 23, 2017
What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?
OPB | Jan. 13, 2017
We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.
OPB | Dec. 05, 2016
We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.
OPB | Oct. 14, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.
OPB | Sept. 27, 2016
Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2016
We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.
OPB | Aug. 04, 2016
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We find out how hospital monopolies drive up prices. And NPR's Tom Goldman joins us from Rio de Janeiro for a preview of the Olympics.
OPB | July 18, 2016
Twenty thousand Oregonians will have to find new insurance plans when Oregon's Health CO-OP shuts down at the end of the month. Plus, our first day of coverage from the Republican National Convention.
OPB | 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.
OPB | June 13, 2016
Portlanders discuss their reaction to the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend. We talk to a Russian woman who was a mail-order bride and to a researcher whose study found ways police could improve their health.
OPB | June 03, 2016
Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.
OPB | May 24, 2016
Kevin Howard was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He thought he'd be dead in two years.
OPB | May 31, 2016
We check in with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales about what he hopes to accomplish in his last few months in office. We'll get the latest about the lead found in two schools in the Portland Public School district. And Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn talks about his series on so-called “zombie homes,” or abandoned properties, in Portland.
OPB | 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.
OPB | March 28, 2016
In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory.
OPB | Dec. 28, 2015
The law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control takes effect in the new year.
OPB | Dec. 17, 2015
Costs will go up if Oregon sticks with the federally run healthcare.gov. So, the state is exploring other options.
OPB | Dec. 09, 2015
The center houses people deemed to be violent sexual predators who have served their sentences, but whom a judge has found likely to reoffend.