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Unexpected Families: Claire Vaye Watkins, Mary Gaitskill, Kathleen Alcott

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015

A conversation with three authors about the families you're born into, and the ones you choose.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

Department of Corrections Cutting Parenting Program For Incarcerated Mothers

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

Listening Back To Ariel Gore On The End Of Eve

OPB | Sept. 25, 2014

THURSDAY: In her memoir, "The End of Eve," Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with honesty and humor.

Addressing Growing Poverty In Multnomah County

OPB | June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new report shows poverty in Multnomah County is growing. We'll break down the data and talk about how the county can address the issue.

What It's Like When Your Spouse Is A War Reporter

OPB | June 09, 2014

MONDAY: Nathan Deuel chronicles his experience as a new dad in the Middle East while his wife, Kelly McEvers, was covering the Arab Spring for NPR.

How People Face The Challenges Of Caregiving

OPB | May 14, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We're talking with an audience about what it's like to to take care of a parent, a child, or a spouse.

New Documentary Highlights The Carter Family's History and Influence

OPB | May 02, 2014

FRIDAY: Oregon filmmaker Beth Harrington's documentary about the history of the Carter and Cash families and their effect on music — country, Americana and more — debuts this Saturday in Portland.

Oregon Struggling To Help Welfare Recipients Find Work

OPB | April 28, 2014

MONDAY: A new audit by the Oregon Secretary of State's office shows the state has a poor track record when it comes to helping welfare recipients become self-sufficient.

Ariel Gore's Memoir Explores The Complex Role Of Caregiver

OPB | March 24, 2014

MONDAY: In her new memoir, The End of Eve, Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with both honesty and humor.

Poet Nikki Giovanni On "Chasing Utopia"

OPB | Feb. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni's latest collection, Chasing Utopia, blends poetry and prose to tells stories that are both personal and political.

Oregon's Abortion Rate Dropping

OPB | Feb. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: A national study shows falling rates of abortion across the country. Oregon's rate has also dropped significantly.

For Families with Transgender Children, Finding Support Can Be A Challenge

OPB | Nov. 08, 2013

FRIDAY: A Portland organization with a global reach hopes to provide transgender children and their families with advocacy and support.

Oregonians Will Feel SNAP Funding Cuts

OPB | Oct. 07, 2013

With one of the highest rates of food stamps participation in the nation, Oregon is poised to be hit hard by cuts to the SNAP program.

Who Is The Breadwinner In Your Family?

OPB | March 22, 2013

What responsibilities and privileges go along with being the breadwinner, or staying home?

Nicole Georges Explores Family Secrets In Calling Dr. Laura

OPB | Feb. 18, 2013

Portland illustrator and zinester Nicole Georges chronicles her search for information about her father in her graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura.

Al Letson Visits Peninsula School

OPB | Jan. 24, 2013

State of the Re:Union host Al Letson is working with sixth and seventh graders this week to help them tell stories about their families.

Having It All

OPB | Sept. 03, 2012

We'll listen back to two conversations we had earlier this summer reacting to Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic Magazine cover story, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."

Another Take on Having It All

OPB | July 03, 2012

In conversations about women "having it all," the focus is often on moms with high-powered careers. What about women who balance parenting duties with inflexible work schedules?

Multigenerational Households

OPB | June 27, 2012

Living under one roof with your parents might have gotten rough at times, but what happens when you add extended family members into the mix?