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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Ballot Measure Roundup

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016

Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot  measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

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. 

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | 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.

News Roundtable | Ralph Nader | Retro Video Games

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016

Our news roundtable will take up some of the biggest stories of the week. We'll also hear from former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and two of the people behind the annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

Cliff Thomason | Treasurer Debate

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016

We speak to Cliff Thomason, the Independent Party candidate for Governor, and host a debate between the three major party candidates for Oregon State Treasurer.

Talking Business | Grant High Students Go To Washington | All About Lichen

OPB | Oct. 11, 2016

This hour on TOL: An update of regional business news; a conversation with the four Portland teens whose film was featured at the White House Student Film Festival; and lichen and why it matters.

SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

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.