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Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Nov. 14, 2016

We talk to a leader of some of the protests this weekend and about how some African-Americans are envisioning life under President Trump. We also look at how the Portland city council is thinking of changing the city's zoning.

Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016

Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren. 

The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Nov. 09, 2016

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

OPB | Nov. 02, 2016

Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.

Voting Issues | Presidential Powers | Facebook, News And Democracy

OPB | Nov. 07, 2016

We hear about some unusual voting issues in Oregon and Washington, presidential powers writ large, and the staggering influence of Facebook.

Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Ballot Measure Roundup

OPB | Oct. 26, 2016

Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot  measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

Cliff Thomason | Treasurer Debate

OPB | Oct. 17, 2016

We speak to Cliff Thomason, the Independent Party candidate for Governor, and host a debate between the three major party candidates for Oregon State Treasurer.

Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

OPB | Oct. 05, 2016

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.

Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

OPB | Oct. 06, 2016

OPB and the League of Women Voters of Oregon and Lane County host a live debate between three candidates vying for your vote to to be the next Governor of Oregon.

SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

OPB | Oct. 05, 2016

We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.

Portland Retiree Says He's 'Lucky' To Have Achieved The American Dream

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016

Retiree Dennis Goode says he was lucky to be able to achieve his American Dream. He doesn't think his kids or grandkids will necessarily be so lucky.

Portland Homeless Couple Striving For A Scaled Down American Dream

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

Robert and Monique Dock moved to Portland from Phoenix. After a series of setbacks and an eviction, both are employed, but they are still unable to find a place to live.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016

We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.