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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.

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.

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.

Understanding PANDAS

OPB | May 29, 2013

The mother of the Albany high school student arrested for allegedly plotting an assault on the school says he has a rare condition linked to strep.

How To Curb Child Sex Trafficking

OPB | April 01, 2013

Several bills working their way through the legislature right now seek to crack down on child sex trafficking in Oregon.

Environmental Update

OPB | March 01, 2013

Residents of West Salem are concerned about a rare form of bone cancer that has sickened some children in the area.

Jake Dekker Talks About One Kid At A Time

OPB | Jan. 10, 2013

In this memoir, Jake Dekker tells the unlikely story of how he ended up adopting his son Danny from the foster care system in Washington. 

Andrew Solomon On Raising Children With Differences

OPB | Nov. 27, 2012

Andrew Solomon's new book looks at parenting when the apple does fall far from the tree.

Terri Horman Civil Suit

OPB | Aug. 17, 2012

Kyron Horman's mother is suing his stepmother in civil court over her son's 2010 disappearance.

Free-Range Parenting

OPB | June 04, 2012

Are you a free-range parent? We'll find out what the term means and explore how this kind of parenting plays out in families around the region.

Skidmore Prize

OPB | Nov. 08, 2011

The Skidmore Prize is given by the Willamette Week to four people 35 or under in recognition of the significant work they do with non-profits in the community. We'll talk with some of the winners.

TV Recommendations for Babies and Toddlers

OPB | Oct. 21, 2011

The American Academy of Pediatrics has come out with TV recommendations for babies and toddlers — in short: turn off the TV for kids under two.