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Escaping The Nazis For A Life In Portland

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

Amelie Diamant Holmstrum and her two sisters left Europe when she was 13 to escape the Nazis. They grew up in Portland.

News Roundtable | Eve Of A Hundred Midnights

OPB | Sept. 09, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we hear from Bill Lascher about his book "Eve of a Hundred Midnights," chronicling the lives of two foreign correspondents during World War II.

DNC Day 1 | Astoria Column

OPB | July 25, 2016

We talk to Oregon politicians on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and hear about the restoration of the Astoria Column historical landmark.

News Roundtable | Exploring Roots Of Friendship In Yoncalla

OPB | July 01, 2016

We analyze some of the biggest stories of the week with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we meet two friends from Yoncalla who found their friendship ran deeper than they imagined.

Gun Culture | American Isolationism

OPB | May 03, 2016

Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.

Reform at DHS | Whiteness History Month | Talking Business | Bartow Memoriam

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.

Growing PERS Liability | Sheriffs | In The Land Of Missing Persons | Oregon Candidate

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.

Affordable Housing Plans | Defending Pete Santilli | Preserving Yemen's History

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.

News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

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.

News Roundtable: Jan. 15, 2016 | 'Once They Were Hats'

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.

Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

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.

Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

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.

William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Oregonian Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom

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.

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

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.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

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.

Marie Equi: The Lesbian Anarchist Doctor You Never Heard Of

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.

Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

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.

Lloyd Center Gets Makeover, New Boss

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.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

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.