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Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

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.

Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2016

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2016

We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 31, 2016

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2016

We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.

Trump's Twitter Activity | Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody | Living With Microcephaly

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2016

We talk to an analyst who took up Donald Trump's Twitter activity to see what it revealed. Oregon poet Elizabeth Woody joins us. And we hear from the mother of a child with microcephaly.

Where Can You Get Paid Parental Leave?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2015

The city of Portland is the latest employer to add paid parental leave to its list of benefits for city employees.

Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.

Couple Turns To Crowdfunding To Start A Family

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: May 8, 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 | Broadcast: April 8, 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 | Broadcast: April 2, 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 | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: June 11, 2014

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