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Fire Recovery | Oregon Rohingya Muslims | Free School Lunches

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2017

What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.

News Roundtable | Senator Jeff Merkley

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2017

What were you thinking about in the news this week? Also, we talk to Senator Jeff Merkley, who just got back from a trip to the Korean peninsula.

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2017

Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.

Winter Weather | Homeless In The Cold | Clowns Without Borders

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2017

We check in on the frightful weather in much of the state. We hear about what nonprofits and Multnomah County are doing for people without homes in this weather. And we talk to a clown who travels all over the world.

Race In The Northwest | Jordan Refugee Camp | Oregon's Non-unanimous Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2016

We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.

Author Mohsin Hamid's Globalist Perspective

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2016

Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.

News Roundtable: April 15, 2016 | Activism Jogging In Burundi | PSU Students For Trump

OPB | Broadcast: April 15, 2016

Our news roundtable take on the biggest regional and national stories of the week. We hear how jogging has become a political act in Burundi. And Portland State Univerity's "Students for Trump" tell us about confrontations on campus.

'50 Feet From Syria' Highlights Personal Journey And Global Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2015

Portland filmmaker Skye Fitzgerald's film tells the story of Portland surgeon Hisham Bismar, who was moved to travel to Turkey to operate on severely injured Syrian refugees.

News Roundtable: Sept. 4, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2015

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

Lawsuit Filed By Pregnant Professor Against Christian University

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2015

A former assistant professor at Northwest Christian University says she was fired after she told her supervisor she was pregnant out of wedlock.

News Roundtable: July 17, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Report Highlights Economic Benefits Of Deeper Columbia

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2015

A new report into the economic consequences of deepening the Columbia River to from 40 to 43 feet indicates a strong return on investment.

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2015

Activists and city leaders are debating the future of Portland's bike infrastructure.

Oregon Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From 'Ebola-Free' Liberia

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2015

Dr. Debbie Eisenhut just returned from a month in Liberia, which is currently "Ebola-free." She says the country is rife with corruption, and is still vulnerable to the disease.

Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Artists Rep Shows 'The Invisible Hand'

OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The play running at Artists Repertory Theatre is about a futures trader bartering for his life after getting kidnapped in Pakistan.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Bring Change To Trade

OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY: How would Oregon be affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Governor Kitzhaber Is Resigning. What Happens Next?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 16, 2015

MONDAY: Governor John Kitzhaber will resign on Wednesday morning, and Secretary of State Kate Brown will replace him. What happens next?

Public Health Officials Worry About Vaccination Rates

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2015

FRIDAY: With one reported case of measles in Oregon, public health officials are on high alert.