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Rebroadcast: A Conversation With "Going Clear" Author Lawrence Wright

OPB | April 03, 2015

FRIDAY: We revisit our conversation with Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for the New Yorker and author of "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief."

News Roundtable: April 2, 2015

OPB | April 02, 2015

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

Farmers Seek New Solutions To Slug Problem

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: As gardeners gear up for their annual battle with slugs, farmers are facing a slug problem on a completely different scale.

How Oregon Kids Are Learning Math

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: Rob Manning checked in with the class of 2025 to see how the second-graders — and their teachers and parents — are learning math under the new standards known as Common Core.

Oregon AG Says Colleges Need More Privacy For Assault Victims

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says federal laws around campus assault make victims less likely to come forward.

Should Oregon Limit Antibiotic Use For Farm Animals?

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon legislature would limit the use of antibiotics on farms and ranches to only sick animals.

Environmental Update on Cormorants and Sea Lions

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: We'll check in with our EarthFix reporter, Cassandra Profita, about stories she's following.

Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.

Oregon State Wildfire Insurance In Jeopardy

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: Oregon legislators worry about how to cover wildfire costs as insurance prices rise.

Washington Legislature Considers Compacts With Tribes Over Marijuana

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: A bill before the Washington state legislature would allow the Governor to enter into agreements with Native American tribes if they choose to get involved in marijuana production, processing, or retail.

What's Your Pick For Oregon's Official State Book?

OPB | March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"

News Roundtable: March 27, 2015

OPB | March 27, 2015

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

Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

Reducing Solitary Confinement In Oregon

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: The Vera Institute of Justice is bringing their Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) initiative program to Oregon.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after he disappeared from his Army post in Afghanistan, is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

Oregon Locals Aid Eastern Ukraine

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Local volunteer groups take the lead in helping Ukrainians in crisis.

On The Police Beat In N/NE Portland

OPB | March 25, 2015

WEDNESDAY: We spend the hour in the patrol car of Officer Jason Jones, and hear about the day-to-day duties of a police officer.

Tea Maker Steven Smith Dies

OPB | March 24, 2015

Portland tea entrepreneur Steven Smith died at the age of 65.

Schools Won't Be Evaluated By Student Test Scores If Bill Passes

OPB | March 24, 2015

A bill that would temporarily prohibit standardized test results from being used to evaluate schools passed the Oregon House last week and now moves to the Senate.

Talking Business

OPB | March 24, 2015

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