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What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Decline In Oregon

OPB | May 05, 2015

New numbers show the number of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids for philosophical reasons has gone down.

Exploring "Spiritual But Unchurched"

OPB | May 04, 2015

We'll talk with three Oregonians about how they define and practice spirituality in the absence of a religious institution.

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 01, 2015

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

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

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.

Prioritizing Women's Sports

OPB | April 29, 2015

The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to approve a new basketball schedule which would give equal billing to girls and boys teams.

Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | April 29, 2015

Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.

Lawmakers Take On Mental Health Issues

OPB | April 27, 2015

A few bills working their way through the current legislative session would change Oregon's approach to mental health treatment. 

OSU Water Conflict Negotiator Wins Prize

OPB | April 27, 2015

Aaron Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University, won a Heinz award last week for his work as a water resources conflict negotiator.

News Roundtable: April 23, 2015

OPB | April 23, 2015

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

Oregon Gun Owners Question Expanded Background Checks

OPB | April 23, 2015

We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.

Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Portland Civil Rights Discussion: Lift Ev'ry Voice

OPB | April 22, 2015

On Tuesday, April 21, OPB TV aired the documentary "Lift Ev'ry Voice" about the civil rights struggle in Portland from the 60's through the 80's. Afterwards, Dave Miller hosted a discussion about the African-American experience in Portland in 2015.

Live At Literary Arts With Katherine Boo

OPB | April 24, 2015

Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," joins us for a live discussion at Literary Arts.

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | April 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period on a proposal to list the fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Legislature Considers Campaign Finance Regulation

OPB | April 21, 2015

The Oregon constitution would have to be amended by voters to allow limits on individual donations to campaigns.

Hermiston Police Officers Get Body Cams

OPB | April 21, 2015

The Hermiston Police Department now equips officers with body cameras.

Cash Sales Change Portland Real Estate Market

OPB | April 20, 2015

More than 25 percent of property in overall real estate market in the last four years was purchased with cash.

Environmental Update On Orcas And Geothermal Energy

OPB | April 20, 2015

We get a round-up of some of the region’s major environmental stories from OPB’s EarthFix team.