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'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.

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.