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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.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016

We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.

News Roundtable | Mars Rover Engineer

OPB | Sept. 30, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we talk to a NASA engineer about the Mars missions.

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.

News Roundtable | Report On Women In Oregon | American Dream: Portland Retiree

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we continue our American Dream series, and we hear about a new report about the state of women in Oregon.

Cascade Locks Bottling Update | Homework Or No Homework | PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016

We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.

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.

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016

We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

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.

Oregon Hiking Triple Crown | Satanism Clubs | American Dream: Young Environmentalist

OPB | Sept. 14, 2016

Two brothers want to create a "triple crown" of Oregon hiking trails. A Portland man wants to start a Satanist club in a Portland elementary school. And we continue our American Dream series by talking to a young environmentalist.

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.

School Bond Vote | Homelessness In Eugene | Measuring Glacial Melt

OPB | Sept. 08, 2016

Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.

Malheur Trial Begins | What Does The American Dream Mean? | Racial Profiling Online

OPB | Sept. 07, 2016

The first day of the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers begins today. Also, we discuss what the American Dream means to you. And we hear about a popular social network that has made it harder to post online.

Cape Kiwanda | Police Chief Mike Marshman | Tribes Protest Pipeline | School Bus Driver

OPB | Sept. 06, 2016

We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon  cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence  and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.

Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

OPB | Sept. 05, 2016

We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.

News Roundtable | Generic Drug Pricing | Defending The Bundys

OPB | Sept. 02, 2016

Our news roundtable goes over the biggest stories of the week. Rep. Kurt Schrader sponsors a bill to prevent drug price gouging. We hear a preview of OPB's occupation trial podcast.

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.