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'Way Too Soon': Residents Upset About Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016

Playwright and director Ginger Dayle wrote a play focused on Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 visit to Roseburg and the mass shooting there last October. Roseburg residents are unhappy about the play.

Mosier Derailment Update | Self Driving Car Ethics | All Day Kindergarten | Wash. Gun Measure

OPB | June 23, 2016

This morning, the Federal Railroad Administration released a report saying that Union Pacific failed to maintain the track at Mosier. We'll also learn about the ethics of self driving cars, a possible ballot initiative in Washington state that would allow guns to be taken from people who might prove to be violent. Also, we'll hear about how the first year of all-day kindergarten affected some kids and teachers in the state.

An Affordable Electric Car | More Gun Control In Oregon? | Darcelle XV

OPB | June 20, 2016

We'll talk to the man who wants to bring a new, cheaper electric vehicle. Two Oregon lawmakers join us to discuss possible legislative action in response to the massacre in Orlando and other mass shootings. And we end the hour with a conversation with the oldest living performing drag queen in the country. 

The Business Of Guns In America

OPB | May 03, 2016

Author Pamela Haag explores the history of the gun industry in this country in her new book "The Gunning of America."

Gun Culture | American Isolationism

OPB | May 03, 2016

Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.

Conversations About Guns

OPB | Oct. 29, 2015

We take a look at guns and gun laws in Oregon from a variety of perspectives.

News Roundtable: Oct. 23, 2015

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

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

Do Firearms Belong In Emergency Preparedness Kits?

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015

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News Roundtable: June 11, 2015

OPB | June 11, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Lane County Opposes New Gun Background Check Law

OPB | June 09, 2015

The Lane County Commission passed a resolution saying the county is "unable to expend any county resources for the implementation" of Oregon's new gun background check law.

Oregon Gun Owners Question Expanded Background Checks

OPB | April 23, 2015

We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Background Checks And More

OPB | April 02, 2015

OPB Salem correspondent Chris Lehman joins us to fill us in on this week's activities in the capitol.

Oregon Lawmakers Kick Off 2015 Session

OPB | Feb. 02, 2015

MONDAY: Transportation, marijuana regulation, and gun control will be among the issues dominating the legislative session that starts Monday.

New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

Two Gun Measures On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: Voters in Washington are being asked to weigh in on two competing ballot measures on background checks for gun sales.

Lawmakers Hold Hearings On Cover Oregon, E-Cigarettes And More

OPB | Sept. 16, 2014

TUESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are in Salem this week holding hearings on issues that are likely to get a lot of attention in the 2015 legislative session.

News Roundtable: July 11, 2014

OPB | July 11, 2014

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

Washington Initiative Campaigns Turn In Signatures

OPB | July 03, 2014

THURSDAY: Today is the deadline for initiative campaigns in Washington to turn in signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Parental Responsibility When Kids Gain Access To Guns

OPB | June 17, 2014

TUESDAY: Should parents be held legally responsible when a minor accesses a parent's gun without permission?