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Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

Cliff Thomason | Treasurer Debate

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016

We speak to Cliff Thomason, the Independent Party candidate for Governor, and host a debate between the three major party candidates for Oregon State Treasurer.

Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

OPB | Oct. 05, 2016

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

OPB | Oct. 06, 2016

OPB and the League of Women Voters of Oregon and Lane County host a live debate between three candidates vying for your vote to to be the next Governor of Oregon.

SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

OPB | Oct. 05, 2016

We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.

Portland Retiree Says He's 'Lucky' To Have Achieved The American Dream

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016

Retiree Dennis Goode says he was lucky to be able to achieve his American Dream. He doesn't think his kids or grandkids will necessarily be so lucky.

Portland Homeless Couple Striving For A Scaled Down American Dream

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

Robert and Monique Dock moved to Portland from Phoenix. After a series of setbacks and an eviction, both are employed, but they are still unable to find a place to live.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.

How Meaningful Is 'The American Dream' Today?

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016

Our series on "The American Dream" explores the origin of the idea, and how it's playing out for Oregonians — from various walks of life — leading up to the presidential election.

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Sept. 01, 2016

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

News Roundtable | Life At Portland's Newest Homeless Shelter

OPB | Aug. 26, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.

Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon Reintroduction

OPB | July 27, 2016

We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.

An Oregon Republican Millennial On His Experience At The RNC

OPB | July 20, 2016

Portlander Xander Almeida attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and shared his perspective with Think Out Loud producer Julie Sabatier.

Oregon's Lone Republican Congressman Says Party's Core Principles Remain The Same

OPB | July 19, 2016

Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden predicts the GOP will win the House, despite Trump's polarizing campaign.

Oregon GOP Chair | Young Republican | Malheur Pretrial | Clark County Board

OPB | July 20, 2016

We talk to the chair of the Oregon GOP and a young Republican at the RNC. Then, it's pretrial hearings for the Malheur refuge occupiers and the latest on political drama in Clark County.