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Immigrant Army Recruit | Amazon Organics | Puerto Rico | Mental Health Shelter

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2017

We hear about a troubled Army immigrant recruitment program, Amazon’s impact on organic produce prices, Mercy Corps efforts in Puerto Rico and a new mental health center for African-American women.

Fire Recovery | Oregon Rohingya Muslims | Free School Lunches

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2017

What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.

Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 31, 2017

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Tour De Chef

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2016

OPB TV host Katrina Sarson and local author Diana Abu-Jaber talk to five different Portland chefs about their new cookbooks.

Google Science Fair Winner | Comedian Bri Pruett | Japan Loves Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2016

We hear from an Oregonian who is this year's youngest Google Science Fair winner and a Portland comedian whose solo show draws on her dating life. And we explore Japan's love for all things Portland.

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 16, 2016

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

The Importance Of Flavor

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2015

Mark Schatzker's new book, "The Dorito Effect," explores the science of flavor.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2015

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

Oregon's Farm To School Funding Expanded

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2015

The legislature nearly quadrupled the amount of money available for schools to buy locally grown and processed food this year.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

A Conversation With 'Pasta By Hand' Author Jenn Louis

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2015

Portland chef and author Jenn Louis joins us to discuss her career and book "Pasta By Hand."

Exploring The Urban-Rural Divide Of Childhood Hunger In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about how childhood hunger plays out in rural versus urban parts of Oregon.

Thirteen Thousand Oregonian Votes That May Not Count

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: We'll get an update about the the 13 thousand Oregon ballots that were contested because of signature problems, and whether those ballots could impact the outcome of Measure 92.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

More Food Carts On The Way In Salem And Possibly Vancouver

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll learn more about efforts to regulate food carts in Salem and Vancouver, and what that will mean for businesses and consumers.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2014

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Safeway And Kroger Won't Sell GE Salmon

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2014

FRIDAY: Two of the country's largest grocery chains have joined a long list of stores that won't sell genetically engineered salmon.