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Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Across The Country In A Covered Wagon

OPB | July 29, 2015

Several years ago, author Rinker Buck left his job, bought a covered wagon and some mules, and rode the length of the Oregon Trail with his brother.

Portland's For-Hire Transportation Experiment To Wrap Up Next Month

OPB | July 27, 2015

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

Looking Ahead To Possible SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | July 27, 2015

We take a look at the short lists of possible Supreme Court nominees on both sides of the aisle.

Stacey Addison: To East Timor And Back

OPB | July 23, 2015

Stacey Addison recounts her experience detained in the country of East Timor for six months.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With Author Katherine Boo

OPB | July 22, 2015

We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

News Roundtable: July 17, 2015

OPB | 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.

Summer Fruit Ripens Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

OPB | July 17, 2015

After a warm spring and a scorching summer heatwave, crops across the valley are coming to fruition earlier than expected.

How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | July 16, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

Gangs And Social Media

OPB | July 16, 2015

Prosecutors and police worry that social media use may actually be accentuating gang related violence in Portland.

Grants Pass To Open Sobering Center

OPB | July 14, 2015

The city of Grants Pass was awarded a grant by the Legislature to set up a sobering center.

Central Oregonians Debate OSU-Cascades Campus

OPB | July 15, 2015

Supporters and opponents of Oregon State University's campus in Bend, OSU-Cascades, discussed the incoming branch Tuesday night.

Working to Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'

OPB | July 14, 2015

We check in with Education Week reporter Lauren Camera on Congress' current efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Environmental Update: Forest Legislation, Forest Fires

OPB | July 13, 2015

Our regular check in with OPB's environmental reporters about a few stories they’ve been following.

A Vision For Portland's Jade District

OPB | July 13, 2015

Community members are finding creative ways to reimagine a multicultural neighborhood centered around SE 82nd and Division as Portland's "Jade District."

How Portland's New Comprehensive Plan Affects You

OPB | July 13, 2015

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.

Portland Couple Takes 'Dangerous Dogs' Cases To Court

OPB | July 10, 2015

Some dogs are deemed so dangerous that they are ordered by the courts to be euthanized. One Portland couple thinks that's wrong, and they're taking the dogs' cases to court.