OPB | Feb. 28, 2017
A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Feb. 14, 2017
The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.
OPB | Jan. 06, 2017
Our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week; we talk to a lumber company CEO about how Trump may affect his industry; and then we look at how cults can shed light on fake news and conspiracy theories.
OPB | Dec. 12, 2016
Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.
OPB | Dec. 12, 2016
Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.
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 | Nov. 18, 2016
Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.
OPB | Oct. 31, 2016
Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren.
OPB | Oct. 13, 2016
Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.
OPB | Oct. 18, 2016
Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans.
OPB | Oct. 05, 2016
We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2016
Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.
OPB | Sept. 20, 2016
We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.
OPB | Aug. 31, 2016
We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.
OPB | July 11, 2016
The Oregon blueberry harvest this year may be record-breaking. Also, a Portland Public School Board member has accused the district of bias, and we preview the Republican National Convention starting next week.
OPB | July 07, 2016
A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.
OPB | July 05, 2016
We're broadcasting live from KLCC in Eugene and welcoming TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna and longtime Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy. We also sit down with Kathleen Saadat, who just retired as the chair of the Portland police oversight board.
OPB | June 17, 2016
Developer Homer Williams joins us to talk about a new way to address wide-spread homelessness. We discuss some of the biggest stories of week with our panel of news watchers. And we wrap up the hour with a look at the Portland Art Museum's exhibit of Native American designers.
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.