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News Roundtable | Bringing Down 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2017

We speak with Maj. Margaret Witt, whose lawsuit against the U.S. Air Force led to the fall of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," about her new book. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2017

We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.

News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

News Roundtable | New Distracted Driving Law

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2017

A new law goes into effect on Sunday making it illegal to do almost anything with your phone while driving. Also, our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest news of the week.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2017

We listen back to a conversation with Teva Harrison about her graphic memoir "In-Between Days" and her experience living with breast cancer. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. 

News Roundtable | Opera Theatre Oregon | PSUAH's Response To Joey Gibson

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2017

Our panel of news watchers take up some of the biggest stories of the week. We learn about a new environmental opera performed outside, and we talk to a spokesman for the Portland Stands United Against Hate coalition.

News Roundtable | Levees | Tattoo Removal

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2017

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.

News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2017

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.

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.

News Roundtable | Volcano Summit | Eclipse: Suttle Lodge

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2017

We talk about some of the big stories in this week's news, get an earful about volcanology, and check in with OPB arts show "State of Wonder" on the eclipse road trip they're wrapping up soon.

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

News Roundtable | Women And Ambition

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2017

We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.

News Roundtable | Latinx Pride | Remembering Frances Gabe

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

Our panel of news watchers talks about some of the big stories this week, hear about the experience of the LGBTQ people in the Latinx community, and remember a "true American original" Frances Gabe.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2017

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music

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. 

News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2017

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.

News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2017

Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.

News Roundtable | Bartending Competition | Senator Lew Frederick

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2017

Democratic state senator Lew Frederick reflects on Portland's police chief search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week, and a local bartender represents Portland in a national competition.

News Roundtable | Mental Health And Terrorism | Julius Achon

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2017

We talk to former Portlander, Olympic runner Julius Achon, who is now a parliament member in his native Uganda. Also, how do we talk about mental health and acts of public violence? And our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week.