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News Roundtable: Oct. 9, 2015

OPB | Oct. 09, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

'50 Feet From Syria' Highlights Personal Journey And Global Crisis

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

Portland filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald's film tells the story of Portland surgeon Hisham Bismar, who was moved to travel to Turkey to operate on severely injured Syrian refugees.

PSU Researchers Say They've Discovered A Possible '1-Pill Cure' For Malaria

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

Researchers at Portland State University say they may have discovered a cure for one of the world's most severe public health problems.

Portland Gets Nation's First Wooden Highrise Building

OPB | Oct. 07, 2015

Portland is getting the country's first wooden high-rise building. How does it work and what does it mean?

US Supreme Court's Fall 2015 Term Begins

OPB | Oct. 06, 2015

We preview the major cases and issues that will come before the Supreme Court this fall term.

Oregon Is Attractive Place To Set Up 'Shell Companies'

OPB | Oct. 06, 2015

An investigation by the Portland Business Journal shows Oregon is home to many "paper corporations" used for illegal activity.

Live At Literary Arts With Jane Smiley

OPB | Oct. 05, 2015

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Think Out Loud to talk about her new trilogy.

Many Dispensaries Plan To Balance Medical And Recreational Marijuana

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

We'll ask how some medical pot dispensaries are thinking about their new customer base, since as of Oct. 1, they'll be able to sell to those who are not marijuana card holder.

Between A Dock And A Hard Place

OPB | Sept. 29, 2015

Many liveaboard boaters who make their homes on the lower Willamette River are knowingly breaking a state law. They argue the law needs to change.

At Home With Wildfires

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Carolyn and Ira Hodge, whose home burned down in the Canyon Creek fire a little over a month ago.

Longtime Oregonian Publisher Fred Stickel Dies

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Fred Stickel was the publisher of the Oregonian for 34 years.

The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

Checking In With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015

We talk to Mayor Hales about homelessness, development, climate change, and much more.

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

What's Next For Migrants Arriving In Greece?

OPB | Sept. 21, 2015

We speak with a Portland-based photojournalist about how the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe is playing out in Greece.

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

ALS patients face some specific challenges when it comes to using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws, which require patients to self-administer the medication that will end their lives.

Testing Data Highlight Inequities Among Oregon Schools

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.

OPB Music's Stagepass Series

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015

OPB Music curated and filmed a series of concerts at Mississippi Studios last year. Those concerts are now on TV.