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Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?

Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

OPB | Feb. 07, 2017

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

Washington State Representative Favors 'Swift And Sure' Capital Punishment

OPB | Feb. 03, 2017

Washington Representative Brad Klippert says he opposes any kind of repeal effort in his Chamber. His support of the death penalty is rooted in his Christian faith and his experience in law enforcement.

Lars Larson | Washington Gov. Jay Inslee On The Death Penalty

OPB | Feb. 06, 2017

We talk to local radio host Lars Larson who asked a question at the White House press briefing last week. And we talk to the Governor of Washington State about their death penalty moratorium.

The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 02, 2017

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 01, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Winter Lights | LAIKA And The Two Strings | SiX's Progressive Policies

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017

We learn about the art in the Portland Winter Light Festival. We're joined by LAIKA creatives to hear about the studio's Oscar-nominated "Kubo and the Two Strings." And we explore what the State Innovation Exchange is all about.

News Roundtable | Graduation Rates | Health Equity Act

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017

The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.

EPA Restrictions | African American History Museum | Mayor Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017

What would a lack of EPA funding mean for Oregon? Also, we talk to a curator at the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC. And to the Mayor of Portland about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Talking Business | Sister Cities Snow Sculpture | SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017

How will the end of the TPP affect Oregon businesses? What is Portland's relationship like with our sister cities? What do we know about President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees?

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

OHSU On ACA | Douglas County Libraries | American Quran

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017

How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

Death Penalty Investigator Says Her Work Is To Uncover The Why

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.

Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Jan. 09, 2017

Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.