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News Roundtable: July 17, 2015

OPB | July 17, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia

OPB | July 06, 2015

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?

OPB | July 01, 2015

Activists and city leaders are debating the future of Portland's bike infrastructure.

Oregon Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From 'Ebola-Free' Liberia

OPB | May 19, 2015

Dr. Debbie Eisenhut just returned from a month in Liberia, which is currently "Ebola-free." She says the country is rife with corruption, and is still vulnerable to the disease.

Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | April 30, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

Artists Rep Shows 'The Invisible Hand'

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The play running at Artists Repertory Theatre is about a futures trader bartering for his life after getting kidnapped in Pakistan.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Bring Change To Trade

OPB | March 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: How would Oregon be affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

News Roundtable: Looking Back On The News In 2014

OPB | Dec. 31, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In this special Think Out Loud, we review some of the biggest international, national and regional news stories of the year.

Reacting To Changes To US-Cuba Relations

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: President Obama has announced that the United States will begin rebuilding its relationship with Cuba, opening an embassy there and working to lift a 50-year trade embargo.

Lawyer For Detainees Reacts To The Senate Torture Report

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Attorney Gwynne Skinner represents two former Guantanamo detainees. and she's hoping the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation techniques offers an opportunity for accountability.

New Play About Escalation Of The Vietnam War Comes To Oregon

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: "The Ghosts of Tonkin" focuses on Oregon Senator Wayne Morse and his opposition to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964.

News Roundtable: September 19, 2014

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014

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

The Backstory On The Bosnian War Criminal Arrested In Beaverton

OPB | July 29, 2014

TUESDAY: The first woman convicted of Bosnian war crimes was arrested in Beaverton in 2011.

Former Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies at 91

OPB | July 21, 2014

MONDAY: Vic Atiyeh, the last Republican governor of Oregon, has passed away at age 91.

The Social And Economic Effects Of The World Cup

OPB | June 19, 2014

THURSDAY: What are the socioeconomic effects of mega-sports events like the World Cup on the host country and the world?

Election Monitor Talks Ukraine Election Results

OPB | May 27, 2014

TUESDAY: Reed College professor Paul Gronke fills us in on his experience as an election monitor for Ukraine's election this past Sunday.

Reed College Professor Helps Monitor Ukraine Election

OPB | May 23, 2014

FRIDAY: Reed College politic science professor Paul Gronke is one of 1,000 observers keeping an eye on Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday.

News Roundtable: March 14, 2014

OPB | March 14, 2014

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

Examining The Historical Context For Ukrainian Unrest

OPB | March 13, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk with author and Portland State University associate professor Natan Meir about the history of the former Soviet republic.

DeFazio Speaks Out Against Proposed Free Trade Agreement

OPB | Jan. 21, 2014

TUESDAY: U.S Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon is leading a contingent of environmentalists, labor groups, and internet freedom advocates in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.