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Brian Doyle's Defense Of The Suburbs

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2013

FRIDAY: The suburbs are the focus of a lot of criticism in popular media, but author Brian Doyle argues much of it is undeserved.

Revisiting Our Town: Vanport

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2013

In this rebroadcast, we revisit a recent installment of the Our Town series. The city of Vanport was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago.

Semi-Nomadic Community Tries To Stay On Land

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2013

A group of semi-nomadic families are trying to buy the plot of land they have been living on in order to avoid having to find a new home.

Exploring Safety Concerns About The Morrison Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2013

We'll find out about a lawsuit that alleges the recent 10-month renovation work on the Morrison Bridge may need to be redone. 

The Many Uses Of The Clackamas River

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2013

The Clackamas River may not be as recognizable as the Deschutes, the Willamette, or the Columbia, but it's just as essential to Oregonians.

New Life For The Columbia River Crossing?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 7, 2013

Despite the Washington legislature's failure to approve funding for a new I-5 bridge, some CRC supporters refuse to give up.

Examining Assisted Living in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 5, 2013

A collaborative documentary from Frontline and ProPublica has exposed the dark side of assisted living, where profit can often outweigh the well-being of residents.

Recommendations For Emergency 911 Operators

OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2013

A new audit of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communication says 911 operators need more ongoing training. 

Seniors Find New Ways To Age In Place

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2013

Ninety percent of Americans want to stay in their own homes as they age. We examine what is happening to make that possible.

Sarah Thebarge Talks About The Invisible Girls

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2013

Portland author Sarah Thebarge's memoir chronicles her experience with breast cancer, the relationship she developed with a Somali family, and her struggles with faith.

Ithaka Examines The Life of Returning Veterans

OPB | Broadcast: June 17, 2013

A new play premiering at the Artists Repertory Theatre explores what it's like for soldiers to come home.

Marking The Six-Month Anniversary Of The Clackamas Town Center Shooting

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2013

Today marks the six-month anniversary of the shootings at the Clackamas Town Center mall.

Considering The Future of Bicycling

OPB | Broadcast: June 10, 2013

Two new reports, one from the City Club of Portland and one from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, lay out visions for the future of Portland's bicycle infrastructure.

McMinnville Officers Sued For Alleged Brutality

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2013

We'll get the latest on a police brutality lawsuit in McMinnville.

Exploring The Moral Roots Of What Divides Us

OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2013

We'll talk with Jonathan Haidt, a social scientist who explores the moral roots of what divides us, from politics to religion.

Living In A Historic District

OPB | Broadcast: May 20, 2013

What are the benefits and drawbacks of living in a designated historic district?

Fast But Inaccurate News Criticized

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2013

How did major media outlets get the Boston arrest story so wrong this week?

Perceptions Of Security In Public Places

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2013

How secure do you feel when you're in a public space — and what are the factors that influence that perception?

Study Finds Gun Laws Correlate With Gun Deaths

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2013

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.

Arun Gandhi Discusses Nonviolence In A Violent World

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2013

The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is in Oregon to talk about the relevance of his grandfather's legacy today.