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DACA | Eagle Creek Fire | District Attorneys

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2017

We hear reactions to President Trump's decision about DACA, the Eagle Creek Fire and an ACLU of Oregon campaign about the role of district attorneys.

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.

Kicker | Black Market Marijuana | Immigration Legal Help | God Squad

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2017

There are not many options for legal assistance for immigrants in the Eugene area. Irrigators in Oregon and Washington are calling on the so-called "God Squad" to keep Snake River dams from coming down. Also, the kicker.

Eclipse Road Trip: Madras | Migrant Summer School | Neighborhood Association Vote | Gentrification And Mental Health

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2017

Can remembering how a neighborhood used to be help preserve aging minds? Should people be required to have a legal address in order to join a neighborhood association? Also, an update on the "State of Wonder" eclipse road trip and a summer school for migrant students in Medford.

Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2017

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Rebroadcast: 'The Book Of Unknown Americans'

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2017

We listen back to an interview with Cristina Henríquez,  author of "The Book of Unknown Americans."

Trump's Travel Ban And The Mohamud Case | Tacoma's ICE Detention Facility | Gerrymandering In Oregon | Paid Family Leave

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2017

What does the Mohamad Mohamud case tell us about the Trump administration's travel ban? Also, we discuss Tacoma's ICE detention facility, redistricting in Oregon, and two competing family leave bills in the Oregon Legislature.

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.

University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2017

The UO has appointed a resource person for undocumented and international students. A community movement to help people age in place is 15 years old. And local filmmaker Matt McCormick tells us about his his new film.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: June 9, 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 | Broadcast: March 8, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: April 8, 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 | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2015

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