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News Roundtable | Bringing Down 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2017

We speak with Maj. Margaret Witt, whose lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force led to the fall of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," about her new book. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Eastern Oregon Film Fest | Home Rule Charter | Art Restoration

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2017

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Douglas County is considering dramatic changes to its county government. And a PSU chemistry professor is innovating art restoration.

Johnson Says Oregon DOJ Didn't Show 'Loyalty' In Civil Rights Case

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2017

Erious Johnson was forced to step down from his job at the Oregon Department of Justice. This is his first one-on-one interview since he settled his civil rights lawsuit against his former employer.

Green Cannabis | 'Viewpoint Diversity' | Reedies Against Racism

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2017

We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class. 

Amazon In Oregon | Portland Thorns | Erious Johnson | Jim Pepper

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2017

We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.

News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2017

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

George Saunders Live At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 12, 2017

Celebrated short story author George Saunders discusses his new novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."

Finding Meaning In Retirement: A Softball Story

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2017

Leon Speroff's softball career began more than a decade ago when he was 71. Now he and his team are headed to Utah to compete for a gold medal. 

Editing And Repairing Human Embryos

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2017

A discussion about the science and ethics of editing human embryos, with members of the research team at OHSU who just announced a breakthrough in the field.

Landscapes Of Violence | Prison Population | Gun Owners | Senior Softball

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2017

A local painter depicts locations of violence in America. The prison population may be going down because of a new law. A hunter in Bend says gun owners need to advocate for gun control. And a Portlander is headed to the World Senior Games for softball.

Pop-Up Campuses | New Oregon Laws | Polybius Podcast

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2017

We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.

News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

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.

Talking Business | Historic Eugene House | Supreme Court Analysis

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2017

A boarding house in Eugene was one of the only places African American travelers could stay in the mid-20th century. Also, we'll learn what's on the docket for the Supreme Court that might affect Oregon. And the latest business news.

Mass Shootings | ZoomCare | Housing Emergency | Grand Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2017

We discuss mass shootings and gun control, Multnomah County's move to phase out the use of grand juries, a possible extension of Portland's housing state of emergency, and financial troubles at ZoomCare.

News Roundtable | New Distracted Driving Law

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2017

A new law goes into effect on Sunday making it illegal to do almost anything with your phone while driving. Also, our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest news of the week.

Community Newspapers | REBROADCAST: Nez Perce War

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2017

Two online community newspapers serving parts of rural Washington county will soon be going to print. And we listen back to an interview from April about the Nez Perce War.

Mount St. Helens Mining | PCC DACA Center | Teens And Sexting

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2017

We hear about a controversial mining plan near Mount St. Helens and a new DACA Resource Center at Portland Community College. Also, how are laws around teenagers and sexting evolving?

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2017

We listen back to a conversation with Teva Harrison about her graphic memoir "In-Between Days" and her experience living with breast cancer. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. 

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."