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At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.

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.

How Can Workplaces Better Serve Employees With Autism?

OPB | Broadcast: March 24, 2017

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

Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 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.

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.

Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2017

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 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.

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

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.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

New PPS Superintendent | Foster Care Failures

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2016

On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma in Oregon's foster care system.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2016

A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.

PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2016

We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.

OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2016

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

The Occupation Effect | Endorsement Roundtable | Voter Vox

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2016

We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election.  We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.