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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.

PNCA President | M97 Debate

OPB | Oct. 04, 2016

We talk to Don Tuski, the new president of Pacific Northwest College of Art and hear arguments for and against the corporate tax measure.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016

We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.

News Roundtable | Report On Women In Oregon | American Dream: Portland Retiree

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we continue our American Dream series, and we hear about a new report about the state of women in Oregon.

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

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.

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

OPB | 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.

Oregon Hiking Triple Crown | Satanism Clubs | American Dream: Young Environmentalist

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016

Two brothers want to create a "triple crown" of Oregon hiking trails. A Portland man wants to start a Satanist club in a Portland elementary school. And we continue our American Dream series by talking to a young environmentalist.

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

News Roundtable | Eve Of A Hundred Midnights

OPB | Sept. 09, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we hear from Bill Lascher about his book "Eve of a Hundred Midnights," chronicling the lives of two foreign correspondents during World War II.

News Roundtable | Life At Portland's Newest Homeless Shelter

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.

News Roundtable | Ban The Box | Marijuana Research

OPB | 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.

News Roundtable | Hospital Monopolies | Olympics Preview

OPB | Aug. 04, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We find out how hospital monopolies drive up prices. And NPR's Tom Goldman joins us from Rio de Janeiro for a preview of the Olympics. 

Conventions Wrap Up | News Roundtable | OSF Open Letter

OPB | July 29, 2016

We'll wrap up the final night of the DNC, and the news of the week. We'll also learn about racist incidents in Ashland that have led the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to write an open letter to the community.

Bernie Delegate | International Reporter | Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016

We talk to an Oregon delegate who supported Bernie Sanders and a Spanish reporter at the DNC. Director Ginger Dayle joins us to discuss her controversial play set in Roseburg.