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Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Feb. 09, 2017

Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.

Washington State Representative Favors 'Swift And Sure' Capital Punishment

OPB | Feb. 03, 2017

Washington Representative Brad Klippert says he opposes any kind of repeal effort in his Chamber. His support of the death penalty is rooted in his Christian faith and his experience in law enforcement.

Lars Larson | Washington Gov. Jay Inslee On The Death Penalty

OPB | Feb. 06, 2017

We talk to local radio host Lars Larson who asked a question at the White House press briefing last week. And we talk to the Governor of Washington State about their death penalty moratorium.

Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

OHSU On ACA | Douglas County Libraries | American Quran

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017

How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?

Death Penalty Investigator Says Her Work Is To Uncover The Why

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.

Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Jan. 09, 2017

Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.

Death Penalty: Prison Superintendent | Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women'

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.

News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

Final Superfund Cleanup Plan | Death Penalty: Investigator | Urban Hawks

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

The final Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup has been released. Also, we'll continue our death penalty series, and we'll learn about using hawks to get rid of urban crows.

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

OPB | Jan. 09, 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.

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber: Oregon's Death Penalty Needs Scrutiny

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.

News Roundtable Jan. 6 | Logging Under Trump Pt. 2 | What Cults Can Teach Us

OPB | Jan. 06, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week; we talk to a lumber company CEO about how Trump may affect his industry; and then we look at how cults can shed light on fake news and conspiracy theories.