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Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2017

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.

Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.

REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2017

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

"Swap Talk:" A Special Collaboration With KQED At 10 a.m.

OPB | Broadcast: May 12, 2017

“Swap Talk” will air live on OPB and KQED at 10 a.m., providing a chance for Oregon public broadcasting listeners to talk to people in the Bay Area about how the new federal administration is impacting their world.

Sen. Ron Wyden | News Roundtable | Colombia Photos

OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2017

Sen. Ron Wyden discusses the firing of the FBI director. Our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week. And a local photographer shares his experiences in Colombia documenting the demobilization of guerilla fighters there.

Education On The Ballot | Airplane Living

OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2017

We visit Bruce Campbell, who has made a home inside an airplane outside of Hillsboro. And we'll learn about the education issues on the Portland ballot for next week's election.

Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2017

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

News Roundtable | Comedian Matt Braunger

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, then we catch up with Portland-raised comedian Matt Braunger.

Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2017

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Remembering Ben Linder | A New Approach To Redistricting | Uber

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2017

We hear about Oregonian Ben Linder, who was killed in Nicaragua in 1987. We'll also talk about a new plan to redraw Oregon's legislative districts and Uber's communication strategy. 

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

Blazers Season Recap | Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2017

We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2017

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

Innovating Emergency Medical Response: The View From Reno And Portland

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.

Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2017

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.