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Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

OPB | Dec. 06, 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.

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

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.

News Roundtable Dec. 2 | Elliott State Forest | Solitary Confinement in Oregon

OPB | Dec. 02, 2016

We discuss some big stories this week on our news roundtable, learn more about the sale of the Elliott State Forest and hear about efforts to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Oregon prisons.

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

OPB | Dec. 01, 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.

Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?

Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion | Standing Rock | Underrepresented Stories At Wolff Gallery

OPB | Nov. 29, 2016

We hear about plans to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the latest news from the Standing Rock protests and a gallery that exhibits work from underrepresented artists.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

PCC President | Climate Change And Marijuana Under Trump | Whale Poop

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016

We meet the new president of Portland Community College, discuss what the Trump administration may mean for climate change and for marijuana laws, and find out what scientists are learning from whale poop.

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

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.

Writer Sherman Alexie: Thunder Boy Jr.

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016

Northwest writer Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's book, "Thunder Boy Jr."

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Nov. 14, 2016

We talk to a leader of some of the protests this weekend and about how some African-Americans are envisioning life under President Trump. We also look at how the Portland city council is thinking of changing the city's zoning.

Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

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. 

The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Nov. 09, 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 | Nov. 03, 2016

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

News Roundtable | Developer Donates Shelter | Lincoln High Football Players Protest

OPB | Nov. 04, 2016

Our news roundtable discusses the biggest stories of the week, we hear from a developer who is donating property for a homeless shelter and we talk to football players protesting the national anthem.

Elder Abuse Prosecutor | Cubs Win | Misogyny On Twitter | Gary Johnson

OPB | Nov. 03, 2016

We hear why bestselling Portland author Chelsea Cain recently shut down her Twitter account. We'll also talk to the state's first elder abuse prosecutor and end with an interview with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

Oregon Fish & Wildlife Investigation | American Dream: Roseburg Resident | City of Weird

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016

Do you have a story about a spooky or weird place in Portland? Share it today on our Halloween extravaganza. Also today, we'll hear another personal story in our American Dream series.

Oregon Standoff Verdict: Not Guilty

OPB | Oct. 28, 2016

The verdict is in for the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers. All seven defendants were found not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers of doing their jobs. We'll talk about the verdict, reaction to it and what it might mean for federal workers and patriot movements going forward.

The Future Of The American Dream

OPB | Nov. 02, 2016

High school students from around Portland gathered in North Portland to share their personal stories, their experiences and what the American Dream means to them.

News Roundtable | Attorney General Race | Urban-Rural Exchange

OPB | Oct. 27, 2016

We talk about some big stories of the week on the News Roundtable, hear from the candidates running for attorney general, and talk about the lasting effects of an urban-rural exchange program.