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Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2017

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2017

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.

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.

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

REBROADCAST: The Names Of Our Stars | In-Home Care

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2017

Author Peter Fromm spent months alone in the wilderness babysitting growing salmon eggs. We also discuss what life is like for in-home care giving, just ahead of a local screening of a new documentary.

Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge | Vineyard Mobile Healthcare | 'Exceptional' Longevity

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2017

EarthFix's Jes Burns fills us in on wildlife competing for water and resources in the Klamath basin. Then we learn about an effort to get health care to migrant workers. And an OSU researcher talks "exceptional" longevity.

Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

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.

Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

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.

Hanford Cleanup | Social Studies Bill | Finicum Shooting | Opioid Crisis

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.

Possible Wash. Government Shutdown | Untested Rape Kits | Geriatric Medicine

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. 

News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

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.

News Roundtable | Mental Health And Terrorism | Julius Achon

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.

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

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.

News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

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.

Oregon's Death With Dignity Law More Widely Used But Some Physicians Still Skeptical

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new study finds use of Oregon's Death with Dignity law has spiked in recent years.

News Roundtable | State Employee Healthcare Costs | OPB's Eric Cain

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.

Talking Business | Grand Jury Transcripts | Concealed Carry Reciprocity | Medicine Costs

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.

News Roundtable | On The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

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.

Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests

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.

News Roundtable | Graduation Rates | Health Equity Act

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.