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Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2017

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2017

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Voting Issues | Presidential Powers | Facebook, News And Democracy

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 7, 2016

We hear about some unusual voting issues in Oregon and Washington, presidential powers writ large, and the staggering influence of Facebook.

'Way Too Soon': Residents Upset About Roseburg Play

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2016

Playwright and director Ginger Dayle wrote a play focused on Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 visit to Roseburg and the mass shooting there last October. Roseburg residents are unhappy about the play.

'Free' Community College Update | Effect Of Hatcheries On Fish | Naloxone In Pharmacies

OPB | Broadcast: March 1, 2016

We'll hear about a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe a drug that helps reduce the effects of opioid overdoses. Then we'll get an update on Oregon's $50 a term community college program. Plus, a new study looks at the dramatic impact hatcheries have on the genes of steelhead trout.

Umpqua Community College Deciding Future of Snyder Hall

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2015

Umpqua Community College students, faculty, and others are considering options for the campus building where the deadly shooting took place Oct. 1

Roseburg's 'New Normal'

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2015

We hear from Umpqua Community College students and community members about how people are coping two months after the deadly shooting in Roseburg.

Lewis & Clark Looks Into Alleged Hate Crime On Campus

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 23, 2015

A black student reported he was attacked by three men early Saturday morning.

Roseburg Community Rallies In Response To Tragedy

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2015

Roseburg residents are raising money and offering moral support to those affected by the mass shooting there last week.

Continuing Coverage Of The Shooting In Roseburg

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2015

We bring you updates and analysis of Thursday's deadly shooting at Umpqua Community College.

A New Kind Of College

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

The Wayfinding Academy aims to be a new two-year college in Portland.

Investigative Reporter Turns Critical Eye To Oregon's For-Profit Colleges

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2015

Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn looks into aggressive recruitment of low-income students and other questionable practices at for-profit colleges.

How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.

'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

Oregon House Considers 'Pay It Forward' Bill

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

HB 2662 as it stands now would move Oregon a step closer to establishing the oft-discussed "Pay It Forward" college payment program.

'Free' Community College Proposal Moving In Salem

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2015

In the final weeks of the 2015 session, a bill to make community college all but free for some students is still alive in the Oregon state legislature.

Loophole Allows K-12 Dollars To Fund First Year Of College

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Some Oregon high schools are taking an unconventional approach to the governor's 40-40-20 plan. 

Ducks Lose

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2015

TUESDAY: We'll get reaction from University of Oregon alum and NPR's Portland-based sports reporter, Tom Goldman, who was in the press box in Arlington for the big game.

Oregon Vs. Ohio State: Two Fans Preview The Game

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2015

MONDAY: In advance of the big game, an Oregon fan and an Ohio State fan go head to head.

Listening Back To College In Prison

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: We revisit our show from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary where we learned about the College Inside program.