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The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are strongly opposed.

News Roundable: May 22, 2015

OPB | May 22, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | May 21, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

Earthquake Preparedness: What's In Your Kit?

OPB | May 19, 2015

OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | May 18, 2015

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

Represented: Limited Law Enforcement In SW Oregon

OPB | May 15, 2015

We travel to financially-troubled Josephine County — where sheriff's deputies patrol only 10 hours a day — to hear about life in a region with limited law enforcement.

Oregon Students Win Awards At Intel ISEF

OPB | May 14, 2015

Oregon high school students won awards Intel ISEF, the world's largest pre-college science competition.

News Roundtable: May 14, 2015

OPB | May 14, 2015

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

Lawmakers Reach A Stalemate Over Pot Rules

OPB | May 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers charged with creating statewide rules for recreational marijuana are at odds over how medical pot will be affected.

Changes For Sheltered Workshop In Baker City

OPB | May 12, 2015

After July 1st, Step Forward Activities will no longer receive state funds for new employees with disabilities.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

The Science Of Compassion

OPB | May 11, 2015

Buddhist Scholar Thupten Jinpa discusses his new book "A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives."

Bill Moyers And Judith Davidson Moyers

OPB | May 07, 2015

Bill Moyers and his wife and creative partner Judith Davidson Moyers share their experiences in public broadcasting.

Blended: Writers On The Stepfamily Experience

OPB | May 08, 2015

Portland author Samantha Waltz has collected a series of essays from writers around the country. We talk to her and two of the other Oregon authors.

Washington Teachers Walk Out

OPB | May 06, 2015

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.