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Green Cannabis | 'Viewpoint Diversity' | Reedies Against Racism

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2017

We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class. 

News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2017

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

Pop-Up Campuses | New Oregon Laws | Polybius Podcast

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2017

We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.

News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

Mount St. Helens Mining | PCC DACA Center | Teens And Sexting

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2017

We hear about a controversial mining plan near Mount St. Helens and a new DACA Resource Center at Portland Community College. Also, how are laws around teenagers and sexting evolving?

Forest Ecosystems | 'Class Of 2025' | Amazon Headquarters | Seattle Mayor

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2017

We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Fire Recovery | Oregon Rohingya Muslims | Free School Lunches

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2017

What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.

News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2017

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.

Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 31, 2017

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2017

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

Salem-Keizer School Administrators Respond To Cyberbullying

OPB | July 24, 2017

A cyberbullying incident at Whiteaker Middle School in the Salem-Keizer school district shows the challenges educators face when trying to deal with off-campus bullying.  

Swimming In The Willamette | Cyberbullying | Cycling With Disabilities

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2017

We learn about changing attitudes toward swimming in the Willamette River and how a school in the Salem-Keizer district is handling cyberbullying. We also talk to a quadriplegic cyclist about bike-sharing for people with disabilities. 

SW Washington Homelessness | For-Profit Colleges | Seattle Income Tax

OPB | Broadcast: July 19, 2017

On today's show, a look at homelessness in Southwest Washington. Also, a local woman who is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a loan forgiveness program. And an income tax in Seattle.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2017

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018.

Hanford Cleanup | Social Studies Bill | Finicum Shooting | Opioid Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2017

We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.

Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2017

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

Class of 2025: Fourth Grade

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2017

We hear from parents, kids, and teachers involved in OPB’s Class of 2025 project.

REBROADCAST: Class Of 2025 In First Grade

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2017

While we're out in the field recording a show at Earl Boyles Elementary in East Portland, we listen back to a show recorded in 2014 at the same school with some of the same kids.

REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2017

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.