Tagged: Living

Brian Doyle's Defense Of The Suburbs

OPB |Dec. 06, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

Aug. 28, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

Aug. 27, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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

Aug. 14, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

Aug. 13, 2013 12:45 p.m.

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?

Aug. 07, 2013 12:45 p.m.

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

Aug. 05, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

July 16, 2013 12:15 p.m.

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

July 08, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

June 19, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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

June 17, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

June 11, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

Considering The Future of Bicycling

June 10, 2013 12:15 p.m.

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

May 31, 2013 12:50 p.m.

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

Exploring The Moral Roots Of What Divides Us

May 28, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

May 20, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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

Fast But Inaccurate News Criticized

April 18, 2013 12:30 p.m.

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

Perceptions Of Security In Public Places

April 17, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

March 13, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

Feb. 25, 2013 12:20 p.m.

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

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