OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2017
We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.
OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2017
Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.
OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2017
We talk about big stories of the week on our news roundtable and hear about the Rainbow Gathering this weekend in Eastern Oregon as well as some summer music highlights.
OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017
How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.
OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2017
We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.
OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017
A new report on Death With Dignity, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and a concert to celebrate the remastered edition of Elliott Smith's classic album "Either/Or."
OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017
A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.
OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2017
Musician DJ Spooky was inspired by time he spent in the Western Cascades. Portland has a new plan for off-road cycling throughout the city. And jazz musician Darrell Grant performed music in Elliot State Forest.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2017
We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2017
We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016
We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2016
The US Forest Service responds to our interview with Oregonian reporters about their Canyon Creek fire investigation. And KEXP DJ Greg Vandy about Woody Guthrie's time in our neck of the woods.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2016
We hear about a new blue pigment created at Oregon State University, one man attempting to complete the "Triple Crown of hiking" in one year, and music inspired by Crater Lake.
OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2016
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.
OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2016
We talk about the commodification of feminism, and the power of music.
OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2016
We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 19, 2016
We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015
Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2015
On Friday night, the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon East Symphony are performing live soundtracks to "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Nosforatu," respectively.