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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.

Office of Emergency Management | Infrastructure Resiliency | Psychology of Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016

Why don't we prepare for earthquakes, even though we know they are coming? And just what might happen along the Oregon coast when the massive earthquake and tsunami hit?

Google Science Fair Winner | Comedian Bri Pruett | Japan Loves Portland

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016

We hear from an Oregonian who is this year's youngest Google Science Fair winner and a Portland comedian whose solo show draws on her dating life. And we explore Japan's love for all things Portland.

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.

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.

Talking Business | OSF's American Revolutions Plays | Grant Co. Recall | Rio Olympics

OPB | Aug. 16, 2016

We hear the latest business news, check in on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's ongoing "American Revolutions" historical plays project, hear about a recall election in Grant Co., and get updates on the Olympics from NPR's Tom Goldman.

Oregon Instagrammer Camille Storch Gives A Glimpse Of Rural Life

OPB | Aug. 03, 2016

Philomath resident Camille Storch was named Oregon's Instagram photographer to follow by Time magazine. She explained why her account represents the state.

Homeless Shelter Model | Oregon's Instagrammer | Opera A La Carte

OPB | Aug. 03, 2016

We find out more about a San Antonio homeless shelter that some say should be replicated in Portland, hear from Oregon's No. 1 instagrammer and find out about a new way to experience opera.

New Blue Pigment | Hiking The Triple Crown | Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 02, 2016

We hear about a new blue pigment created at Oregon State University, one man attempting to complete the "Triple Crown of hiking" in one year, and music inspired by Crater Lake.

'Way Too Soon': Residents Upset About Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016

Playwright and director Ginger Dayle wrote a play focused on Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 visit to Roseburg and the mass shooting there last October. Roseburg residents are unhappy about the play.

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.

RNC Wrap Up | News Roundtable | Portland Biennial

OPB | July 22, 2016

Our team in Cleveland wrap up the RNC and our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Then we hear about the 2016 Portland Biennial art show.

RNC Workers | Protesters At The RNC | Vancouver Anti-Gang Program

OPB | July 21, 2016

We'll hear from some of vendors and workers at the RNC, and then get a rundown of who's been protesting at the RNC. We then turn our attention to gang violence prevention in Vancouver.

Rep. Greg Walden | NPR Editor At The RNC | A Graphic Novel About War

OPB | July 19, 2016

Oregon's only Republican member of Congress joins us during the second day of the RNC. We get some convention analysis from NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro. And we talk to a Corvallis native whose new graphic novel reflects his experiences as a Marine in Iraq.

News Roundtable | Police Shootings | Virtual Reality Art

OPB | July 08, 2016

We get reactions to the news out of Dallas from Daryl Turner, president of the Portland Police Association, and Teressa Raiford, organizer with Don't Shoot Portland. Also, our panel of news watchers discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. And, a local artist leaves the walls in Hap Gallery blank, instead making his art inside visitors' virtual reality headsets.

Opting Out Of Standardized Tests | Memory & The Brain | Russian Artist

OPB | July 06, 2016

Broadcasting from KLCC in Eugene with a school board chair who is encouraging parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests, a University of Oregon professor working on recreating people’s memories of faces from patterns of brain activity, and Russian-born artist Olga Volchkova, who has a unique take on religious iconography.

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.


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.