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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.

Reactions To President Obama's Syria Speech

OPB | Sept. 11, 2013

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a speech on Tuesday evening making his case for military action in Syria. We'll get reaction.

News Roundtable: September 6, 2013

OPB | Sept. 06, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Congressional Representatives on Syria

OPB | Sept. 04, 2013

We talk with Peter DeFazio, Earl Blumenauer and Suzanne Bonamici about how they will vote on authorizing a military response to Syria's chemical weapons attack.

Representative Kurt Schrader on Syria

OPB | Sept. 03, 2013

We talk with Kurt Schrader about how he will vote on authorizing a military response to Syria's chemical weapons attack. 

Young Iraqi Leaders Visit Oregon

OPB | July 26, 2013

A group of Iraqi students are visiting Oregon as part of a U.S. State Department leadership program.

Egypt's Difficult Path To Democracy

OPB | July 11, 2013

Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted this month. What does that mean for the future of democracy in the country?

Obama Addresses Military Policy

OPB | May 23, 2013

President Obama gave a speech today addressing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the use of drones.