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: April 11, 2017
Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, share their story. Also, a college program for migrant farm workers in Eastern Oregon, and a new report suggesting ways to bridge the state's budget gap.
OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2017
A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.
OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2017
Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.
OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2017
Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.
OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2017
We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.
OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2017
The Editor of the Portland Business Journal gives us some of the latest business news. The North Clackamas Superintendent wins a national award. And a UO professor says maybe President Trump's antagonism towards the press isn't such a bad thing.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 4, 2017
We bring you a conversation with George Atiyeh. He’s the nephew of former Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh, and the single biggest reason that the Opal Creek Wilderness was created 20 years ago.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2016
We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2016
Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2016
This hour on TOL: An update of regional business news; a conversation with the four Portland teens whose film was featured at the White House Student Film Festival; and lichen and why it matters.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2016
Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2016
On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma in Oregon's foster care system.
OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2016
We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.
OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2016
To the teachers and kids at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove taking a four-day outdoor school each spring means a year of fundraising, preparation and excited expectation. We went to Camp Tadmor in Lebanon and asked why they keep coming back every year.
OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2016
Oregon has the fourth lowest graduation rate in the country, but Woodburn High has exceeded the state average by double digits for two years in a row.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2015
Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2015
Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.