OPB | Aug. 01, 2016
Oregon has the fourth lowest graduation rate in the country, but Woodburn High has exceeded the state average by double digits for two years in a row.
OPB | July 11, 2016
The Oregon blueberry harvest this year may be record-breaking. Also, a Portland Public School Board member has accused the district of bias, and we preview the Republican National Convention starting next week.
OPB | July 06, 2016
Broadcasting from KLCC in Eugene with a school board chair who is encouraging parents to opt their kids out of standardized tests, a University of Oregon professor working on recreating people’s memories of faces from patterns of brain activity, and Russian-born artist Olga Volchkova, who has a unique take on religious iconography.
OPB | June 10, 2016
Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith tells us what she’s doing in the wake of lead being found in multiple Portland schools. We dig into some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. And we get an update on people living in boats on the Willamette River without permits.
OPB | June 07, 2016
We talk to writer Lindy West about her new memoir called "Shrill," and University of Oregon president Michael Schill fills us in on his first year on the job.
OPB | June 02, 2016
We talk with a Portland Public Schools board member about lead and radon and get insights on disappearing land in the American west. We'll also hear about marijuana-infused ice cream and talk to Amy Miller, named Portland's funniest person in 2015.
OPB | May 05, 2016
We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
OPB | April 22, 2016
We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.
OPB | March 04, 2016
We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.
OPB | March 01, 2016
We'll hear about a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe a drug that helps reduce the effects of opioid overdoses. Then we'll get an update on Oregon's $50 a term community college program. Plus, a new study looks at the dramatic impact hatcheries have on the genes of steelhead trout.
OPB | Feb. 26, 2016
We analyze some of this week's big stories with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher tells us what she's seen after revisiting Harney County, post-occupation. And we hear about sexual assault prevention at Portland State University.
OPB | Dec. 22, 2015
We sit down with members of Oregon's Congressional delegation to look back on some of the highs and lows of 2015.
OPB | Dec. 09, 2015
We talk to a constitutional scholar from Willamette Law School about hate speech, following violent incidents on the Lewis & Clark campus and at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2015
Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.
OPB | Nov. 24, 2015
Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.
OPB | Nov. 19, 2015
Three days of hearings this week may provide hints about what bills the legislature will attempt to pass during the short session in February.
OPB | Nov. 13, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Nov. 03, 2015
Parents with kids in Portland Public Schools are reacting to proposals aimed at balancing enrollment and increasing equity across the district.
OPB | Oct. 20, 2015
The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.
OPB | Oct. 19, 2015
We talk to OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the report cards for Oregon schools and the changes the Portland district is planning for its boundary lines.