OPB | May 03, 2016
Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.
OPB | April 05, 2016
We talk about problems in Oregon's foster care system, Whiteness History Month, and the latest headlines in local business news.
OPB | March 29, 2016
We talk about Oregon's growing PERS liability, dig into the role of Sheriffs in Oregon, unravel a mystery behind two men gone missing in the Alaskan wild, and learn about an Oregonian who was nominated as a presidential candidate in the early part of last century.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Jan. 29, 2016
We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.
OPB | Jan. 15, 2016
We talk with our rotating panel of news watchers about some of the big stories of the week, and then with the author of "Once They Were Hats," a new natural history of the beaver.
OPB | Jan. 14, 2016
We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.
OPB | Jan. 11, 2016
We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2015
Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
OPB | Nov. 24, 2015
During World War II, lawyer Minoru Yasui challenged the military curfews in place for German nationals, Italian nationals, and anyone with Japanese ancestry.
OPB | Nov. 17, 2015
After fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan have been found around Oregon, we take a look at the history of this hate group in the state.
OPB | Nov. 06, 2015
The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.
OPB | Oct. 28, 2015
Marie Equi lived in Portland in the early 1900's as an out lesbian who worked as a doctor, performed abortions, and got involved in labor union movements.
OPB | Sept. 01, 2015
We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.
OPB | Aug. 31, 2015
Portland's 55-year-old iconic mall will see massive renovations under the leadership of its new general manager, Bob Dye.
OPB | Aug. 28, 2015
The Oregon State Fair runs through Labor Day, September 7. We broadcast live on the first day of the fair and talked to all kinds of participants — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.
OPB | Aug. 25, 2015
A road-widening project in Beaverton recently unearthed a big chunk of Portland history.
OPB | July 07, 2015
Mid Valley Farm is celebrating its 150-year anniversary of being a family-owned operation.
OPB | May 18, 2015
A geologist spent years interviewing eyewitnesses to learn more about the science of the eruption and has just published the accounts in a new book, "In The Path of Destruction."
OPB | May 13, 2015
Architectural historians Gregg Olson and Pamela Hayden say this simple wood structure may have been built as early as 1799, predating the oldest of the Lewis & Clark era pioneer buildings.