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

OPB | 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.

How Can Workplaces Better Serve Employees With Autism?

OPB | March 24, 2017

Portland State University social work professor Dora Raymaker said she wouldn't have survived her professional life without workplace accommodations.

A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome: Oregonian Mark Saltveit

OPB | March 22, 2017

Oregonian Mark Saltveit is defending  his title as the reigning world champion palindromist this weekend.

Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | March 23, 2017

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.

Oil Train Bills | Legal Sudafed Again? | Death With Dignity

OPB | March 20, 2017

Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

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.

Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | March 16, 2017

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

State Civil Rights Protections | Wearable Music | Oregon Water Coalition

OPB | March 15, 2017

How strong are states' civil rights protections? What advances are Oregon farmers making around saving water? Also, we talk to a team from Intel and the Oregon Symphony who are collaborating on wearable music technology.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | March 14, 2017

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

Trump's Travel Ban And The Mohamud Case | Tacoma's ICE Detention Facility | Gerrymandering In Oregon | Paid Family Leave

OPB | March 13, 2017

What does the Mohamad Mohamud case tell us about the Trump administration's travel ban? Also, we discuss Tacoma's ICE detention facility, redistricting in Oregon, and two competing family leave bills in the Oregon Legislature.

Portland-Area High Schools Respond To Hate Speech

OPB | March 10, 2017

Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.

News Roundtable | Principals Respond To Campus Hate Speech | Second Malheur Verdict

OPB | March 10, 2017

We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.

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.

Sexual Harrassment At Work | Mercy Corps Out Of Turkey | Portland Developer | Mental Illness In Jail

OPB | March 08, 2017

Uber recently came under fire after a former engineer reported sexual harassment and a culture of discrimination against women. UO law professor Liz Tippett says this sort of behavior isn’t unusual in the business world, but the solution may not lie in better HR practices.

Talking Business | Local Superintendent Wins Award | War On The Media?

OPB | March 07, 2017

The Editor of the Portland Business Journal gives us some of the latest business news. The North Clackamas Superintendent wins a national award. And a UO professor says maybe President Trump's antagonism towards the press isn't such a bad thing.

News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | March 03, 2017

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

Portland Conventions | Port Of Portland | Eugene Dogs Ordinance | Women's Film Festival

OPB | March 02, 2017

Can Portland host big conventions? Will downtown Eugene ban dogs? What happens next for Portland's beleaguered port? And what does it take for women to break into film directing?

Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

OPB | March 01, 2017

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

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.

Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.