OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2017
Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.
OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2017
After Portland Police officers use deadly force, they may now have weeks before they are required to make a statement. Also, ranchers are being compensated for wolf attacks that may never have happened. And peer support is becoming more common for mental health treatment as well as drug addiciton.
OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2017
We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.
OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2017
We discuss the looming government shutdown in Washington state, a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in Oregon, and some new ideas to improve health care for seniors.
OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2017
Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.
OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2017
We talk to former Portlander, Olympic runner Julius Achon, who is now a parliament member in his native Uganda. Also, how do we talk about mental health and acts of public violence? And our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2017
Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.
OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2017
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.
OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017
A new study finds use of Oregon's Death with Dignity law has spiked in recent years.
OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2017
Lawmakers are looking at government employee health care as a way of cutting costs. Eric Cain joins us to discuss his 30-year career with OPB. And we discuss other big news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2017
The latest local business news, a movement to extend reciprocity between states for concealed carry permits, grand jury transcripts in the Quanice Hayes case, and an in-depth look at how pharmaceutical companies set the prices for drugs.
OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2017
Our news roundtable guests discuss the biggest news of the week, and we talk to Portland doctor Patricia Kullberg about her new memoir.
OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2017
A new bill would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover undocumented children. We also learn about a program which organizes adult volunteers to teach other adults English. And the ACLU is negotiating with Portland over an ordinance that would keep some people out of City Council meetings.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2017
The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2017
How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2017
What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2017
We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2016
We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2016
Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.