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News Roundtable April 1, 2016 | Wolf Kills | OSU Beavers at Final Four | Accounting Memoir

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2016

We talk with our news roundtable about some of the biggest stories in the week's news. Then we we take up the state wildlife agency's decision to kill four wolves, the OSU Beavers women's basketball team making it to the final four, and the wild tale of a "bad boy" accountant.

Portland May Need to Re-Open Closed Schools

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

Over ten years ago, Portland Public Schools shut down nearly twenty schools due to low enrollment. Now enrollment is up, and PPS must find a way to avoid overcrowding.

Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2015

Scientists from Oregon State University are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which will begin making underwater research data open to the public in June.

Low Vacancy Rate In Bend Makes Finding Housing Difficult

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: The vacancy rate in Bend is about a half a percent, which means it is nearly impossible for many people there to find a place to live.

NOAA Taps OSU's Rick Spinrad

OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Vice President of Research, Rick Spinrad, will serve as chief scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

OSU Houses Oregon Hops And Brewing Archive

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive is the first archive in the country to document the history of beer.

OSU Pitcher's NCAA Suspension Causes Outcry

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2014

TUESDAY: Oregon State University pitcher Ben Wetzler will sit out 11 games for violating NCAA draft negotiation rules.

Oregon Tech Education

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: A recent survey of Oregon technology industry executives indicates a growing concern over the quality of tech education at the state's universities.

Preventing Obesity Among Athletes

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2013

We speak to OSU Nutrition Professor Melinda Manore about her research into the suprising rate of obesity among athletes.

OSU Deals With The Effects Of Sequestration

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2013

Oregon State University is expecting to take a $10 million hit to its research portfolio due to sequestration.

Learning In Preschool

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2012

New research out of Oregon State University finds that self-control in preschool is one of the most important indicators of whether a child will go on to college.

Behind the NCAA's Penn State Decision

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2012

Oregon State University President Ed Ray will be on to discuss the NCAA sanctions against Penn State as well as some issues affecting higher education here in Oregon.

Seniors Affected by Foreclosure

OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2012

The AARP found that a large number of Americans over 50 are falling victim to the mortgage crisis. 

Class in Prison

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2012

Have you ever wondered what life is like behind bars?

Demand For Housing Counselors

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2012

A new Oregon law has troubled homeowners clamoring for housing counseling services.

Help for Oregon Homeowners

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2012

How might new rules about about mortgage lenders put out by the Oregon Attorney General's office — and two Oregon legislative proposals on the same subject — affect homeowners?

Class in Prison

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2011

The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program takes college students into maximum-security prison to learn with prisoners. We'll hear from students and past prisoners about the program.

Housing Update

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2011

Home foreclosure filings are on the decline in some parts of the state, but where is the housing market headed now? 

Higher Education Update

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2011

With state lawmakers expected to wrap up the legislative session early, which bills and budgets affecting higher education are still on the table?

Strategic Default

OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2011

We explore the choices homeowers face when the value of their mortgage exceeds the value of their home.