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News Roundtable | Senator Jeff Merkley

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2017

What were you thinking about in the news this week? Also, we talk to Senator Jeff Merkley, who just got back from a trip to the Korean peninsula.

Tensions Rise Between Portland Neighborhood And Homeless Village

OPB | Aug. 23, 2017

A recent attempt by the Overlook Neighborhood Association to restrict membership to those with a legal address further frayed relations between community leaders, the city and homeless residents. 

Talking Business | Hazelnut Grove | Shipwrecks

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2017

We get a regional business news update, perspectives on Hazelnut Grove and the Overlook Neighborhood Association, and a glimpse into the life of a sunken treasure hunter.

Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2017

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2017

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2017

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2017

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.

Biking In Portland's Forest Park Draws Attention To Off-road Cycling Plan

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2017

Two representatives of the city's Off-Road Cycling Master Plan spoke to OPB's "Think Out Loud" about the proposal's benefits, but others have concerns about more biking in Forest Park.

Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

'You Don't Want To Know How Crazy I Am': Meet Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2017

Senate President Peter Courtney reflects on the role he played in former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation, as well as other highlights and lowlights from his long career. "You don't want to know how crazy I am," he says. But you really do.

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2017

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2017

Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.

Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Closing After 20 Years

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016

Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.

Yes, Coyotes Do Roam The Streets Of Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016

Portlanders have reported almost 2,000 coyote sightings this year.

Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2016

We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.

The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2016

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.

Portland Author Chelsea Cain Speaks About Twitter Outrage And Misogyny

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2016

Portland author Chelsea Cain recently quit Twitter after receiving misogynist comments about her recent comic book series Mockingbird. We hear about her experience.

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2016

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2016

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

News Roundtable | Ban The Box | Marijuana Research

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2016

The weekly news roundtable addresses the presidential race, Portland's potential new homeless shelter and public records reform in Oregon. Also, a UO researcher explains "ban the box," and an Oregon cannabis researcher reacts to the DEA's announcement.