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Community Courts | Portland Parks | Drag Queen Storytime

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2017

How do you use parks? Also, a Portland bookstore hosts Drag Queen Story Time, and the community court program in Eugene tries to help people arrested for crimes associated with homelessness.

Coast Trail | Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2017

Oregon's longest serving lawmaker, Peter Courtney joins us for an extended interview. And we discuss an effort to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

Cape Kiwanda | Police Chief Mike Marshman | Tribes Protest Pipeline | School Bus Driver

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2016

We're exploring a variety of topics this hour: the collapse of a scenic Oregon  cliff; how officers are confronting gang violence  and homelessness in Portland; tribal reaction to a fossil fuel infrastructure; and school bus driving.

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2015

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

No Smoking In Portland Parks

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2015

A new smoking ban is taking effect in Portland's parks on July 1. Commissioner Amanda Fritz is working to amend the law to remove the misdemeanor consequence.

Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Parks?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Portland Parks Board presented recommendations about smoking in public parks to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Geese Create Poop Problem For Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2014

MONDAY: Two groups have partnered in a pilot project to deal with goose droppings in public parks.

Oregon Considers Smoking Ban On Coastal Beaches

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about the Oregon Parks Department's proposal to ban smoking on beaches along the coast.

New Recreation Trail Would Go From Valley To Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: The planned Salmonberry Corridor would trace 86 miles from Banks to Tillamook, often following railroad lines.

Slater Smith's Quest To Visit All Of Oregon's State Parks

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2013

FRIDAY: Portland musician, Slater Smith, sets out to play a song in each of Oregon's state parks. We'll find out what happened.

Oregon Opens A New State Park, On The John Day River

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2013

Oregon is about to open its newest — and soon to be second-largest — state park: Cottonwood Canyon, on sixteen miles of the lower John Day River.

Cuts to Portland Parks & Recreation

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 11, 2012

Portland Parks & Recreation has come up with a list of proposed cuts (at the request of the city council) — they include cutting daily trash pick up and closing park bathrooms and facilities like the Fulton Community Center.

Smoking in Parks

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2011

The City of Vancouver is considering legislation that would ban smokers from lighting up in parks. What do you think of this?

Funding Parks and Candidates

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2010

How will you vote on funding parks through lottery money? How about continuing Portland's voter-owned elections?

Primary Conversations: Oregon Races

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2010

How are Congressional and state legislative primary races shaping up in Oregon?