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Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

OPB | June 29, 2016

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.

Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

OPB | June 09, 2016

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

Investigation Into LaVoy Finicum's Death | 'Everybody Reads' Author Cristina Henríquez

OPB | March 08, 2016

We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.

Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

Law Students Offer Free Legal Counsel To Detainees

OPB | April 08, 2015

A group from Lewis & Clark Law School traveled to a new immigrant detention center for women and children in Texas to offer free legal services.

Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

President Obama Announces Executive Action On Immigration Reform

OPB | Nov. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: We get reaction to President Obama's speech, which outlined executive action to provide temporary relief for nearly five million immigrants who are in the country illegally.

News Roundtable: November 21, 2014

OPB | Nov. 21, 2014

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

Supporters Rally For Immigrant In Sanctuary

OPB | Sept. 30, 2014

TUESDAY: Federal immigration agents sought to detain Francisco Aguirre earlier this month, but he remains at a northeast Portland church, where he sought sanctuary.

News Roundtable: July 3, 2014

OPB | July 03, 2014

THURSDAY: In this special edition of the news roundtable, we'll review some of the biggest news stories of the week and discuss the measures could end up on your November ballot.

Supreme Court Rulings On Immigration And Drinking Water

OPB | June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll dig into recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings with our legal expert Lisa McElroy.

Oregon Counties Abandon Immigration Hold Policies

OPB | April 22, 2014

MONDAY: Counties across Oregon no longer hold people in jail for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement after a judge ruled such holds unconstitutional.

News Roundtable: January 3, 2014

OPB | Jan. 03, 2014

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

Tuiton Equity Reaches Universities

OPB | July 15, 2013

A new law now gives some undocumented students living in Oregon in-state tuition at public universities

Becoming A U.S. Citizen

OPB | April 17, 2013

We'll hear the stories of people who are becoming U.S. citizens at a ceremony on Wednesday.

Sheriff Changes Detention Policy

OPB | April 04, 2013

Multnomah County Sheriff Daniel Staton says he won't hold undocumented immigrants for deportation when they are jailed for low-level crimes.