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News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 10, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

Bend Protest | Homeless Encampments In Lents | Naming UO Buildings

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2016

We hear about rallies held around the country yesterday in honor of LaVoy Finicum. We head out to the eastern edge of Multnomah County to see how housed and unhoused neighbors co-exist.

Low Vacancy Rate In Bend Makes Finding Housing Difficult

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: The vacancy rate in Bend is about a half a percent, which means it is nearly impossible for many people there to find a place to live.

Is Central Oregon's Economy Turning A Corner?

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Recent unemployment figures suggest that Central Oregon's economy is improving. It was one of the hardest hit by the recession and housing bust.

Dam Leak Could Affect Mirror Pond Debate

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2013

Water levels in Bend's Mirror Pond are dropping since the Newport Avenue Dam sprung a leak, as the community grapples with how to deal with silt buildup in the iconic pond.

Our Town: Bend

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2012

For the next stop in TOL's Our Town series, we'll head to Oregon's high desert to visit Bend.

Northwest Passages: Ellen Waterston

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2011

Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.

Toxic Water?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 4, 2011

A look at a new study of hexavalent chromium and US city drinking water.

Worse Before Better: The Central Oregon Economy

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2008

What are the lessons of central Oregon's boom and bust, and what are the right engines for its future success?