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Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

OPB | June 09, 2016

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

Living With HIV For 30 Years

OPB | May 24, 2016

Kevin Howard was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He thought he'd be dead in two years.

REBROADCAST: Adam Gopnik

OPB | May 19, 2016

We listen back to a conversation with New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

African American Exodus | Portland Web Comedy | Talking Business

OPB | May 17, 2016

According to a new article, Portland lost 11% of its African American population over a recent four-year period. We discuss why that might be. We also talk with the Portland creators of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” a web series that’s been gaining notoriety. And we catch up on the latest regional business news.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

OPB | April 25, 2016

Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | April 22, 2016

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

Precision Castparts' Worried Neighbors | Poor Whites Supporting Trump | Rita Dove

OPB | April 14, 2016

We hear from OPB reporter Amelia Templeton about the long-standing complaints by the Portland neighbors of Precision Castparts, which has apparently been emitting toxic pollution for decades. Camas-based author Jonna Ivin analyzes the role of race and class in Donald Trump's popularity. And we talk to former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove about her work.

Senator Merkley Not Opposed To Owyhee Monument Designation

OPB | March 16, 2016

Oregon's junior senator says he has urged the administration to address the concerns of locals.

Investigation Into LaVoy Finicum's Death | 'Everybody Reads' Author Cristina HenrĂ­quez

OPB | March 08, 2016

We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.

Finicum Funeral | News Roundtable | Earthquake Warning

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

We hear from LaVoy Finicum's funeral in Utah today. And we'll discuss some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, we'll hear about a system that would send an alert in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016

We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

OPB | Jan. 21, 2016

Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

Evolution Can Happen Quicker Than Previously Thought

OPB | Dec. 21, 2015

A fish called the threespine stickleback shows massive evolutionary changes don't always take place over millions of years. Sometimes 50 years is enough.

Healing After The Tsunami

OPB | Nov. 30, 2015

Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Don't Shoot Portland Member Shares Concerns About DOJ Surveillance

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.

Wendell Pierce Talks About Acting, Art, And New Orleans

OPB | Nov. 16, 2015

Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."

The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.

John Irving And His 'Avenue Of Mysteries'

OPB | Nov. 09, 2015

Acclaimed author John Irving sits down with Dave Miller in front of an audience at Wordstock to talk about Irving's 14th novel.

Oregon Voter Rolls About To Be Expanded

OPB | Oct. 26, 2015

The Secretary of State, and Oregon's three major parties, are bracing for an influx of new voters come January 1, when automatic voter registration begins.