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Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

Talking Business | Airbnb Data | Marijuana Expungement

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016

Oregonian/OregonLive's Jeff Manning fills us in on the latest regional business news. We also dig into some hard numbers about Portland's use of Airbnb, and find out who's getting their marijuana convictions expunged.

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.

Minimum Wage | Police Chief Retires | Talking Business | Editorial Changes

OPB | June 27, 2016

The Portland police chief retires, minimum wage goes up, and the editor of the Oregonian's opinion page goes East. Also, we catch up on the latest business news.

Bringing Refugees To Oregon | Soviet Diaspora: Education | Talking Business

OPB | June 08, 2016

We'll talk to two faith leaders from Eugene who are working to bring refugees to Oregon. We'll continue our series on this state's Soviet diaspora with a conversation about education. And we'll catch up on the latest regional business news.

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.

Reform at DHS | Whiteness History Month | Talking Business | Bartow Memoriam

OPB | April 05, 2016

We talk about problems in Oregon's foster care system, Whiteness History Month, and the latest headlines in local business news.

Oregon Governor's Race | The Blob | Portland Business Alliance On Homelessness | Blazers

OPB | March 03, 2016

We learn whether ‘The Blob’ is dead and gone for good. We talk with the Portland Business Alliance about their perspective on homeless camping. And we discuss the Portland Trailblazers and their somewhat surprisingly successful season.

Owyhee | Moda In Trouble | Talking Business | Noah Strycker

OPB | Feb. 02, 2016

We get an update on the possibility of an Owyhee wilderness area, and we hear from the state regulatory agency which just took partial control of Moda Health. We also talk to a birder who just set a new world record, and we get our regular business news update.

The Big Business Stories Of 2015

OPB | Dec. 29, 2015

We review some of the biggest business stories in Oregon this year. 

Where Can You Get Paid Parental Leave?

OPB | Dec. 09, 2015

The city of Portland is the latest employer to add paid parental leave to its list of benefits for city employees.

Talking Business

OPB | Dec. 01, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Talking Business

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by for our regular business news update.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

Challenges Especially Steep For Women With Startups

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015

We talk with a startup entrepreneur and a company that funds them about the challenges of the industry and how women fare in this arena.

Oregon Is Attractive Place To Set Up 'Shell Companies'

OPB | Oct. 06, 2015

An investigation by the Portland Business Journal shows Oregon is home to many "paper corporations" used for illegal activity.