OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2017
We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.
OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2017
We hear about long 911 hold times in Portland, and about how the people in the Rosewood neighborhood are faring, five years after the Rosewood Initiative began.
OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017
Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.
OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017
How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.
OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2016
We learn about a new safety alert system in Portland. OPB’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins fills us in on the eventful last few weeks of the Washington legislative session. We hear about tribal fishing villages along the Columbia that the federal government has neglected. And we listen back to a conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group of female combat troops who saw combat long before the military opened such roles to women formally.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2015
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OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2015
How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2014
MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2014
MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2014
MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.
OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2014
THURSDAY: Another outage with local 911 systems this week brought up questions about how state agencies and private companies work together to provide 911 service.
OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2014
THURSDAY: Service has been restored after a 911 outage that affected both Washington and Oregon. How did this happen?
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2014
TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2014
WEDNESDAY: The 911 service provider in Washington County is publishing the most ridiculous calls of the week in an effort to educate people about when not to call 911.
OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2013
A new audit of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communication says 911 operators need more ongoing training.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2013
The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2012
Tillamook County plans to stop the use of tsunami sirens in favor of other emergency alert tools.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2012
If an earthquake or a huge storm struck the Pacific Northwest, how would you cope?