OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2017
We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.
OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2017
We discuss the looming government shutdown in Washington state, a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in Oregon, and some new ideas to improve health care for seniors.
OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2017
Comedian turned U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to a packed audience in Portland about his new memoir, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate."
OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2017
Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.
OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2017
We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.
OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2017
We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.
OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2017
Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.
OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2017
We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.
OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2017
We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.
OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2017
How do you describe a ghost town?
OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2017
Democratic state senator Lew Frederick reflects on Portland's police chief search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week, and a local bartender represents Portland in a national competition.
OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2017
Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.
OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2017
We hear about long 911 hold times in Portland, and about how the people in the Rosewood neighborhood are faring, five years after the Rosewood Initiative began.
OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2017
Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman tells us about last weekend's rallies. And journalists James and Deborah Fallows have been visiting small cities and towns across the U.S. to see how the country is faring.
OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2017
We hear from parents, kids, and teachers involved in OPB’s Class of 2025 project.
OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2017
While we're out in the field recording a show at Earl Boyles Elementary in East Portland, we listen back to a show recorded in 2014 at the same school with some of the same kids.
OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2017
We talk about the what this weekend's attacks mean for Portland. And we remember Oregon author Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday.
OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2017
Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.
OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017
Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.
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.