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Teacher And Writer Asks: Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?

OPB |Nov. 28, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: Walidah Imarisha has been sparking conversations with that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Anti-Viral Drug Out Of Oregon Could Be Used To Treat Ebola

OPB |Nov. 20, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Oregon State University professor Patrick Iversen helped develop a new anti-viral drug that could be used to treat Ebola.

Salem Ebola Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From Liberia

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with a missionary doctor who's been in West Africa for the last 16 months about the outbreak and what she sees as the region's most urgent needs.

"Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?"

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll ask writer and activist Walidah Imarisha how she's been answering that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Questions Raised By Response To Deadly Ebola Outbreak

OPB |Aug. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Bill Messer, an infectious disease expert, about the medicines available to treat Ebola and why, at this point, a focus on those could be counterproductive.

What Is The State Of Black Newspapers?

OPB |June 27, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: The National Newspaper Publishers Association, also known as the Black Press of America, holds its convention in Portland this week.

Former Nike Director Working For More Diversity In Design

OPB |April 15, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Former Nike director D'Wayne Edwards wants to see more African-American designers in shoe fashion.

Poet Nikki Giovanni On "Chasing Utopia"

OPB |Feb. 21, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni's latest collection, Chasing Utopia, blends poetry and prose to tells stories that are both personal and political.

Congressman John Lewis' Graphic Memoir

OPB |Jan. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Rep. John Lewis reflects on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr., and his own introduction to activism as a young man.

African-American Families Discuss Challenges And Solutions

OPB |Oct. 16, 2013 12:15 p.m.

We'll talk with members of the African-American community in Portland about the challenges they face related to raising their children — particularly their sons.

Exploring Oregon's History Of Slavery

May 29, 2013 12:15 p.m.

The journalist and historian Gregory Nokes explores Oregon's little-known history of slavery in his new book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory.

What Are Your Hopes For The Next Four Years?

Jan. 21, 2013 12:06 p.m.

We're broadcasting on MLK Day from the 28th Annual "Keeping Alive the Dream" celebration, and getting reaction to President Barack Obama's Second Inaugural. 

Red Door Project Prompts Dialogue About Race

Dec. 06, 2012 12:25 p.m.

The August Wilson Red Door Project is using August Wilson's plays to prompt dialogue about race in Portland.

Peeking Into The Great Apes Diaries

Nov. 28, 2012 12:45 p.m.

Gerry Ellis of The Great Ape Diaries joins us from Rwanda where he is searching for an answer to this question: will there be Great Apes in the wild by the end of this decade?

Discipline in Schools

Oct. 08, 2012 12:06 p.m.

Are school disciplinary policies effective?

The Great Ape Diaries

July 05, 2012 9:25 a.m.

Will there be any great apes in the wild by the end of this decade?

Jane Goodall

Oct. 06, 2011 9:20 a.m.

The primatologist and activist Jane Goodall joins us to talk about chimps, humans, war and peace.

Famine in the Horn of Africa

Sept. 27, 2011 9:40 a.m.

International relief agencies are in the region assisting with food and medical needs. What's the latest on the crisis?

A Jazz Bridge

Feb. 23, 2011 9 a.m.

The latest PDX Jazz Festival celebrates Jewish and African Americans playing jazz together.

The State of Black Oregon

July 27, 2009 9 a.m.

What is the state of black Oregon?

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