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News Roundtable | Ban The Box | Marijuana Research

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2016

The weekly news roundtable addresses the presidential race, Portland's potential new homeless shelter and public records reform in Oregon. Also, a UO researcher explains "ban the box," and an Oregon cannabis researcher reacts to the DEA's announcement.

Ridgefield School Bus Driver Shares 46 Years Of Memories

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2015

Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

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

Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

News Roundtable: November 21, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2014

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

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2014

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

BPA Moving Forward After Hiring Scandal

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2014

FRIDAY: The Bonneville Power Administration is looking towards the future after a hiring scandal that went public a year ago.

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

Portland Campaign Aims To "Ban The Box"

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.

The Race For Multnomah County Chair

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with the two most prominent candidates in the contest for the county's top seat.

Wage Theft In Restaurant and Construction Industries

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: 871 wage theft claims were filed in Oregon between July 2012 and June 2013, with a disproportionate number from the restaurant and construction industries.

Exploring The Revenue Forecast And The State Budget

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2014

THURSDAY: The latest economic forecast shows more money for Portland schools, but not the overall funding boost lawmakers were hoping for.

Oregon Losing Middle Wage Jobs

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2013

FRIDAY: A new study finds that Oregon's middle wage jobs are being replaced by jobs at the high and low ends of the wage scale.

Control Shifts At BPA After Hiring Scandal

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2013

FRIDAY: The Department of Energy is taking control of personnel decisions at the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal.

Exploring Firefighter Fatigue

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2013

Firefighters work long shifts in intense conditions. What keeps them coming back for more, and how do they prevent fatigue?

DIY Economy: Crowdfunding Businesses

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2013

Crowdfunding is widely used as a means to support independent projects and products. Lately, some established businesses have been utilizing crowdfunding for things like expanding operations and even staying afloat.

The Lasting Influence Of Student Debt

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 14, 2013

How has student debt influenced your decisions about what to study or what kind of job to pursue after graduation?

Labor Commissioner Race

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2012

State Senator Bruce Starr is challenging incumbent Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian in this nonpartisan statewide race.

Update on Port Dispute

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2012

The National Labor Relations Board issued a ruling in the dispute between two unions at the Port of Portland.

On The Job: Speechwriter

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2012

Jim Pasero spent over a decade working in national politics, and the majority of these years were spent writing speeches and one-liners for various politicians.