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Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Remembering Ben Linder | A New Approach To Redistricting | Uber

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2017

We hear about Oregonian Ben Linder, who was killed in Nicaragua in 1987. We'll also talk about a new plan to redraw Oregon's legislative districts and Uber's communication strategy. 

SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2017

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2017

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

EPA Restrictions | African American History Museum | Mayor Wheeler

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2017

What would a lack of EPA funding mean for Oregon? Also, we talk to a curator at the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC. And to the Mayor of Portland about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2016

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.

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.

Escaping The Nazis For A Life In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: July 1, 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 | Broadcast: May 3, 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 | Broadcast: April 5, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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.