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PPS Superintendent Carole Smith | News Roundtable: June 10 | Aquatic Squatters Update | Mailbag

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.

'Shrill' Author Lindy West | UO President Michael Schill

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.

Lead In Schools | The Disappearing West | Marijuana Ice Cream | Comic Amy Miller

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.

Funding US Schools | Kicking Oil To The Curb | Bundy Trial

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.

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

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.

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

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.

'Free' Community College Update | Effect Of Hatcheries On Fish | Naloxone In Pharmacies

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.

News Roundtable: February 26 | New Normal For Harney County | Preventing Sexual Assault

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.

Congressional Roundup

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.

What Are The Limits Of Free Speech?

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.

Vancouver Schools Chief Named Superintendent Of The Year

OPB | Dec. 01, 2015

Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.

How Do Smaller School Districts Attract Teachers?

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.

Legislative Days Overview

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.

News Roundtable: November 13, 2015

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

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

Portland Public Schools Proposes Boundary Changes That Could Affect Thousands Of Students

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.

Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

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.

Oregon Public Schools Data And Changes To Portland Boundaries

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.

Kelso Teachers Defy Judge Ordering Them Back to Work

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.

Testing Data Highlight Inequities Among Oregon Schools

OPB | Sept. 18, 2015

Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.

Boundary Changes Coming To Portland Schools

OPB | Sept. 08, 2015

Portland Public Schools is in the process of redrawing the district's boundary lines, which could dramatically alter demographics at some schools.