OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017
Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve traffic light timing, an Oregon board fined him for practicing engineering without a license.
OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017
The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.
OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017
We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair."
OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2017
We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.
OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2017
Senate President Peter Courtney reflects on the role he played in former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation, as well as other highlights and lowlights from his long career. "You don't want to know how crazy I am," he says. But you really do.
OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2017
OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2017
How strong are states' civil rights protections? What advances are Oregon farmers making around saving water? Also, we talk to a team from Intel and the Oregon Symphony who are collaborating on wearable music technology.
OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2017
Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2017
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017
Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2017
Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2017
We listen back to some of the amazing young people we spoke to in 2016.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016
Portlanders have reported almost 2,000 coyote sightings this year.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2016
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2016
Oregon Route 82 arcs from La Grande to Joseph, around the north side of the Wallowa Mountains. We took a road trip along the highway and talked to ranchers, small business owners, life-long residents and visitors.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2016
Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2016
Amelie Diamant Holmstrum and her two sisters left Europe when she was 13 to escape the Nazis. They grew up in Portland.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2016
Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2016
We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2016
Our news roundtable goes over the biggest stories of the week. Rep. Kurt Schrader sponsors a bill to prevent drug price gouging. We hear a preview of OPB's occupation trial podcast.