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Community Courts | Portland Parks | Drag Queen Storytime

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2017

How do you use parks? Also, a Portland bookstore hosts Drag Queen Story Time, and the community court program in Eugene tries to help people arrested for crimes associated with homelessness.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2014

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

Summer Food Program Helps Bridge A Gap

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 19, 2014

TUESDAY: We're live from Peninsula Park in Portland, one of the 600 sites in Oregon where kids from 1-18 can get a free lunch in the summertime.

Can Playing With Barbies Limit Girls' Career Choices?

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore new research that shows playing with Barbies could affect the jobs girls think they can do in the future.

Searching For Support For Gay Kids And Their Families

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk to a Portland mom who looked for support when her 8-year-old daughter came out as gay — and couldn't find it.

Circumcision Decisions

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2012

A new statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics has reignited the debate over whether or not boys should be circumcised.

Terri Horman Civil Suit

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2012

Kyron Horman's mother is suing his stepmother in civil court over her son's 2010 disappearance.

Conversation with a Convicted Child Molester

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2012

The CDC estimates that one in three girls and one in six boys are sexually abused. That means there are a lot of offenders out there. Can they be rehabilitated?

Free-Range Parenting

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2012

Are you a free-range parent? We'll find out what the term means and explore how this kind of parenting plays out in families around the region.

Kids as Curators

OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2012

A group of fourth and fifth graders in Bend just spent the past year creating a High Desert Museum exhibit based on their cultural and family histories.

Closing the Young Women's Academy?

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2012

A group of passionate parents says closing the state's only all-girls public school would be a big mistake.

School Cuts in Beaverton

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2012

A budget proposal in the Beaverton School District would eliminate 344 jobs as part of an effort to make up a $37 million shortfall.


OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2011

We begin this week with a rebroadcast of one of our favorite interviews of the year: Colin Meloy (of the Decemberists) and his wife, Carson Ellis, talking about their new book Wildwood with an enthusiastic group of grade-schoolers.

Wildwood Book Club

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2011

Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis take questions from 50 of their biggest fans — ages six to 16 — about their new book Wildwood at The Literary Arts Center.

Kids in Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2011

The recent disappearance of one Portland teen and the shooting death of another have shaken some of the city's youth. What's the best way to help kids deal with trauma such as the death of a peer?

Family Bonds Behind Bars

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2010

Should mothers of babies and toddlers be allowed to raise their young children in prison?

Human Trafficking

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 4, 2010

What's being done about underage sex trafficking in Oregon?

Covering Kyron

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2010

What are the considerations that go into covering a highly charged and highly emotional story like the disappearance of 7-year-old Kyron Horman?

Searching for Kyron Horman

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2010

What have we learned from the disappearance of a Portland second-grader?