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Solving Oregon's Childcare Dilemma

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015

Oregon is one of the least affordable states for childcare. We'll learn why that is, how it affects us, and what can be done about it.

Working to Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'

OPB | July 14, 2015

We check in with Education Week reporter Lauren Camera on Congress' current efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | June 30, 2015

Anthony Szabo and Kirk Shepard are asking people to pitch in to help them pay for a surrogate so they can have a baby.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | May 18, 2015

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

Blended: Writers On The Stepfamily Experience

OPB | May 08, 2015

Portland author Samantha Waltz has collected a series of essays from writers around the country. We talk to her and two of the other Oregon authors.

Law Students Offer Free Legal Counsel To Detainees

OPB | April 08, 2015

A group from Lewis & Clark Law School traveled to a new immigrant detention center for women and children in Texas to offer free legal services.

2 Portland 5th Graders Blog About Climate Change

OPB | April 02, 2015

Jeremy Clark and Charlie Abrams created the "Two Green Leaves" blog together earlier this year to write about climate change.

Represented: Addressing Child Sex Trafficking In Oregon

OPB | March 12, 2015

In this second installment of our new series "Represented," we'll examine bills to curb child sex trafficking in the state. We're in the The Dalles, the home of the bills' sponsor, Republican representative John Huffman.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014

THURSDAY: Come to Rontoms bar in SE Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana. Come at 7:30 p.m.

Leaving Fluoride Debate Behind To Deal With Children's Dental Health

OPB | Dec. 03, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Opponents and proponents of adding fluoride to Portland's water produced a report about alternative ways to improve children's dental health in Multnomah County.

Harvard Business School Finds Career Outcomes Split Between Male And Female Grads

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new survey of 25 thousand Harvard Business School graduates, reveals gaping disparities between men and women's career expectations and outcomes.

"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB | Nov. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.

How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished?

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.

Exploring The Impact Of A Ruling On Autism Treatment

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014

THURSDAY: This week a court ruled that denying a popular but expensive autism treatment violates state and federal law.

Supreme Court Rulings On Immigration And Drinking Water

OPB | June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll dig into recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings with our legal expert Lisa McElroy.

Oregon Presents New Plan To Evaluate Teachers

OPB | May 01, 2014

THURSDAY: After being granted extra time to meet federal standards, a group of Oregon education professionals has drafted a new plan for how teachers are held accountable.

Girl Going To Mexico To Live With Felon Father Raises Questions

OPB | Feb. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 09, 2014

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost.