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News Roundtable | Comedian Matt Braunger

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, then we catch up with Portland-raised comedian Matt Braunger.

Kate Brown Takes Office | Death Penalty: Murder Victim's Mother | Portland's 'Funniest Person'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2017

Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.

Lead In Schools | The Disappearing West | Marijuana Ice Cream | Comic Amy Miller

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2016

We talk with a Portland Public Schools board member about lead and radon and get insights on disappearing land in the American west. We'll also hear about marijuana-infused ice cream and talk to Amy Miller, named Portland's funniest person in 2015.

Hari Kondabolu Brings His Politically Charged Comedy To Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: Indian-American, New York City-bred comedian, Hari Kondabolu, reflects on race relations, Matthew McConaughey and more on his debut album, "Waiting For 2042".

The Realities of Depression

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In the wake of Robin Williams' death, we'll explore what it's like to live with depression.

"All Jane" Festival Highlights Women In Comedy

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2013

Women comedians are in the spotlight at this weekend's All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival.

Economist Uses Comedy As A Teaching Tool

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2013

Economist Yoram Bauman combines his experiences as a professor and stand-up comedian to reach audiences all over the world.

The Road To Bridgetown

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2013

The Bridgetown Comedy Festival took place this weekend. We talked to a few Portland comedians about how they got started in comedy.

Local Comics Perform At Bridgetown Comedy Festival

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2013

Bridgetown Comedy Festival highlights some of the best comedians from Oregon and around the country.

Lauren Weedman

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2012

The creator of Rash and Bust, Lauren Weedman, is in Portland trying to figure out what exactly makes it so weird. 

A Carlin Home Companion

OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2012

The daughter of the late comedy icon George Carlin is swinging through Portland. We'll talk to her about her one woman show about her relationship with her dad.  

Carrie Brownstein and Portlandia

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2011

What will Portlandia mean to Portland?

Finding Solutions: Arts Education

OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2010

Finding Solutions: What's the value of arts education?

Laugh Out Loud

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2009

What's so funny about Oregon?

The Future of Retirement

OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2009

Can 65-year-olds retire now? Will 20-year-olds ever be able to?