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Wildfire Update | Police Oversight | Rene Denfield

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2017

An update on the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, a group of former law enforcement officers are calling for better police oversight. And local author Rene Denfield shares her latest novel.

DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2017

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2017

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2017

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2017

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

News Roundtable | Suicides In Prison | Train Whistles In La Grande

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.

Housing Recovery | Cities And Self-Driving Cars | Paige McKenzie Sunshine Girl

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2016

We talk to a leader of some of the protests this weekend and about how some African-Americans are envisioning life under President Trump. We also look at how the Portland city council is thinking of changing the city's zoning.

Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2016

Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren. 

The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2016

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.

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.

Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Ballot Measure Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 26, 2016

Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot  measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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.