Now Playing:

Radio

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

OPB | April 25, 2016

Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

Rebroadcast: Conversations With Hazelnut Grove Homeless Camp Residents

OPB | April 06, 2016

We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | March 28, 2016

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

News Roundtable: March 11, 2016 | Aequitas Capital Managment | Bigfoot

OPB | March 11, 2016

We discuss the latest news stories from the region with our news roundtable, and get the scoop about the rise and fall of Lake Oswego-based Aequitas Capital Management. We wrap up the hour by exploring the mythic appeal of "Bigfoot."

Oregon Governor's Race | The Blob | Portland Business Alliance On Homelessness | Blazers

OPB | March 03, 2016

We learn whether ‘The Blob’ is dead and gone for good. We talk with the Portland Business Alliance about their perspective on homeless camping. And we discuss the Portland Trailblazers and their somewhat surprisingly successful season.

Legislative Leaders On Lawmaking | Air Pollution in SE Portland

OPB | Feb. 23, 2016

We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.

Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016

We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.

What Does The Fed's Interest Rate Increase Mean For Oregon?

OPB | Dec. 17, 2015

An increase in the interest rate is supposed to signal a healthy economy. Is that the case in Oregon?

Meet Some Of The Residents Of Hazelnut Grove

OPB | Dec. 15, 2015

We meet some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, one of the homeless camps that has emerged in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.

Where Can You Get Paid Parental Leave?

OPB | Dec. 09, 2015

The city of Portland is the latest employer to add paid parental leave to its list of benefits for city employees.

3 Chefs On Restaurants, The Kitchen & Thanksgiving

OPB | Nov. 26, 2015

Cathy Whims, Naomi Pomeroy and new chef and entrepreneur Jen Datka join us share their thoughts about the industry.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

News Roundtable: Oct. 23, 2015

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

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

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?

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway To Buy Portland-Based Precision Castparts

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015

In its biggest acquisition to date, Berkshire Hathaway is buying Portland-based Precision Castparts for $37.2 billion.

Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.