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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.

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.

'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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Prisoners' Family Members Share Their Stories

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015

A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.