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Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are proposing that computer coding be counted towards foreign language requirements for high school students.

Oregon State Wildfire Insurance In Jeopardy

OPB | March 30, 2015

FRIDAY: Oregon legislators worry about how to cover wildfire costs as insurance prices rise.

Washington Legislature Considers Compacts With Tribes Over Marijuana

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.

Environmental Update on Cormorants and Sea Lions

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: We'll check in with our EarthFix reporter, Cassandra Profita, about stories she's following.

What's Your Pick For Oregon's Official State Book?

OPB | March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"

News Roundtable: March 27, 2015

OPB | March 27, 2015

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

Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

Reducing Solitary Confinement In Oregon

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: The Vera Institute of Justice is bringing their Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) initiative program to Oregon.

Oregon Locals Aid Eastern Ukraine

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Local volunteer groups take the lead in helping Ukrainians in crisis.

On The Police Beat In N/NE Portland

OPB | March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY: We spend the hour in the patrol car of Officer Jason Jones, and hear about the day-to-day duties of a police officer.

Tea Maker Steven Smith Dies

OPB | March 24, 2015

Portland tea entrepreneur Steven Smith died at the age of 65.

Schools Won't Be Evaluated By Student Test Scores If Bill Passes

OPB | March 24, 2015

A bill that would temporarily prohibit standardized test results from being used to evaluate schools passed the Oregon House last week and now moves to the Senate.

Talking Business

OPB | March 24, 2015

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Documentary Focuses On Vaccines

OPB | March 23, 2015

MONDAY: Producer Jon Palfreman's documentary "The Vaccine War" dives into the controversial discussion around vaccinating children.

Sage Grouse Conservation Agreements In Oregon

OPB | March 23, 2015

MONDAY: Some landowners are voluntarily signing up to conserve habitat for sage grouse.

Returning World War II Combat Souvenirs

OPB | March 23, 2015

FRIDAY: OBON 2015 is attempting to return flags taken from dead Japanese soldiers in WWII to the descendents of those soldiers.

Jane Hirshfield On The Uncertainty Of Poetry

OPB | March 20, 2015

FRIDAY: Poet Jane Hirshfield discusses her new books: "The Beauty," and "Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World."

News Roundtable: March 20, 2015

OPB | March 20, 2015

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

REBROADCAST: The Wrecking Crew

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: The Wrecking Crew was a group of musicians in the 1960s and '70s that played on some of the biggest hits of the era, but remain relatively unknown.

Legislation Aims To Help Dyslexic Kids

OPB | March 19, 2015

THURSDAY: An advocacy group is pushing for legislation that would require dyslexia screening for young children and more training for teachers on how to engage kids who are dyslexic.