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News Roundtable | On The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

OPB | March 17, 2017

Our news roundtable guests discuss the biggest news of the week, and we talk to Portland doctor Patricia Kullberg about her new memoir.

Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests

OPB | March 09, 2017

A new bill would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover undocumented children. We also learn about a program which organizes adult volunteers to teach other adults English. And the ACLU is negotiating with Portland over an ordinance that would keep some people out of City Council meetings.

News Roundtable | Graduation Rates | Health Equity Act

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.

OHSU On ACA | Douglas County Libraries | American Quran

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?

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

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?

News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

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.

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

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.

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

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.

Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress

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.

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

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.

News Roundtable | Hospital Monopolies | Olympics Preview

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. 

Oregon Insurer Shuts Down | RNC Day 1

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.

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

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.

Reacting To Orlando Shooting | Healthy Cops | Soviet Diaspora: Mail-Order Bride

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.

News Roundtable | Lead Paint At Portland School | 'The Jungle'

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.

Living With HIV For 30 Years

OPB | May 24, 2016

Kevin Howard was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He thought he'd be dead in two years.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales | Lead In PPS Water | Zombie Homes

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.

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

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.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

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. 

More Access To Birthcontrol Starts Jan. 1

OPB | Dec. 28, 2015

The law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control takes effect in the new year.