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

OPB | Broadcast: 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. 

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.

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

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

The Future Of The American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 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.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Broadcast: 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. 

$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2016

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

PDX Police Contract Protests | American Dream: Working Mom | Haiti Update | Drug Crimes Prosecution

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016

Protests about the city council vote on the new Portland Police contract resulted in 10 arrests. Also, we get an update on humanitarian efforts in Haiti, hear the latest in our American Dream series, and learn about a possible change in how to prosecute drug crimes.

Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2016

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 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.

Portland Homeless Couple Striving For A Scaled Down American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2016

Robert and Monique Dock moved to Portland from Phoenix. After a series of setbacks and an eviction, both are employed, but they are still unable to find a place to live.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2016

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

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

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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.

Malheur Trial Begins | What Does The American Dream Mean? | Racial Profiling Online

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 7, 2016

The first day of the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers begins today. Also, we discuss what the American Dream means to you. And we hear about a popular social network that has made it harder to post online.