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Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

OPB | July 31, 2015

A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.

Recruiting Workers For The Marijuana Industry

OPB | July 30, 2015

A Northwest company specializes in recruiting qualified people for all kinds of positions in the emerging marijuana industry — from bookkeepers to flavor scientists.

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

Metro Holds Trash Talks

OPB | July 29, 2015

This week and last, the Metro Council met to discuss the future of Portland's food waste.

Seattle's Inaugural Art Fair Raises Hopes and Questions

OPB | July 28, 2015

This weekend, the crème de la crème of the international art scene flock to Seattle to celebrate the inaugural Seattle Art Fair.

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Across The Country In A Covered Wagon

OPB | July 29, 2015

Several years ago, author Rinker Buck left his job, bought a covered wagon and some mules, and rode the length of the Oregon Trail with his brother.

Looking Ahead To Possible SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | July 27, 2015

We take a look at the short lists of possible Supreme Court nominees on both sides of the aisle.

Stacey Addison: To East Timor And Back

OPB | July 23, 2015

Stacey Addison recounts her experience detained in the country of East Timor for six months.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With Author Katherine Boo

OPB | July 22, 2015

We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

News Roundtable: July 17, 2015

OPB | July 17, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | July 16, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

Gangs And Social Media

OPB | July 16, 2015

Prosecutors and police worry that social media use may actually be accentuating gang related violence in Portland.

Rebroadcast: How People Face The Challenges Of Caregiving

OPB | July 14, 2015

We talk with an audience about what it's like to to take care of a parent, a child, or a spouse.