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Beaverton Man Claims Oregon Board Violated His First Amendment Rights

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.

At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

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.

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

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." 

Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

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.

'You Don't Want To Know How Crazy I Am': Meet Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney

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.

A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome: Oregonian Mark Saltveit

OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2017

Oregonian Mark Saltveit is defending  his title as the reigning world champion palindromist this weekend.

State Civil Rights Protections | Wearable Music | Oregon Water Coalition

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.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

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.

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

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.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

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.

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

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.

Extraordinary Youth

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2017

We listen back to some of the amazing young people we spoke to in 2016.

Yes, Coyotes Do Roam The Streets Of Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016

Portlanders have reported almost 2,000 coyote sightings this year.

Portland Author Chelsea Cain Speaks About Twitter Outrage And Misogyny

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2016

Portland author Chelsea Cain recently quit Twitter after receiving misogynist comments about her recent comic book series Mockingbird. We hear about her experience.

On The Road: From La Grande To Imnaha On Route 82

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.

Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

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.

Escaping The Nazis For A Life In Portland

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.

School Bond Vote | Homelessness In Eugene | Measuring Glacial Melt

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.

Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

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.

News Roundtable | Generic Drug Pricing | Defending The Bundys

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.