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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.

What World War III Might Look Like

OPB | July 21, 2015

Defense expert Peter W. Singer imagines what World War III might look like in the new novel Ghost Fleet.

Ashland: The Town That Shakespeare Built?

OPB | June 11, 2015

As the Oregon Shakespeare Festival celebrates its 80th season, we talk about how the theater has impacted the town, and how Ashland has changed over the years.

A Community Radio Station for Pendleton

OPB | June 16, 2015

Gary Betts has been working almost a decade to start a community radio station in the Pendleton area. Now it's finally on the air. He tells us about the new airwaves hitting the Blue Mountain region of Eastern Oregon.

Oregon's Per Mile Tax To Get Test Drive

OPB | June 02, 2015

The Oregon Department of Transportation's will sign up 5,000 drivers to test how a per mile tax would work in a program it calls "OReGO."

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 01, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | April 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period on a proposal to list the fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

Independent Party Opens Its Primary

OPB | April 20, 2015

The Independent Party of Oregon, which has recently gone from minor to major party status, announced it will open its primary to unaffiliated voters.

Will Oregon Increase The Statute Of Limitations For Rape Cases?

OPB | April 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could increase the statute of limitations for rape cases from six to 20 years.

Farmers Seek New Solutions To Slug Problem

OPB | March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: As gardeners gear up for their annual battle with slugs, farmers are facing a slug problem on a completely different scale.

Oregon Lawmaker Introduces Impeachment Process

OPB | March 06, 2015

FRIDAY: Oregon is the only state where the governor can't be impeached. Representative Jodi Hack (R-Salem) wants to change that.

What Is The Value Of Nature?

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015

FRIDAY: A paper co-authored by an OSU professor contributes to a long-standing conservation debate in environmental circles. 

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

Waiting For University Of Oregon Documents

OPB | Jan. 26, 2015

MONDAY: The University of Oregon has demanded the return of 22,000 pages of documents that were obtained by an unnamed professor who has so far refused to give them back.

Branding PDX: The Carpet, The Cuckoo Clock, Food Carts & More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2015

FRIDAY: We'll be live from PDX to talk about the restaurants and other vendors at the Portland airport, what's behind the #pdxcarpet phenomenon & more.

Washington County May Change How It Handles Dangerous Dogs

OPB | Jan. 09, 2015

FRIDAY: Washington County is considering updates to its animal code for the first time in 30 years.

Exploring The Psychology Of Buying

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll talk about the connection between spending habits and happiness.

Editors Defend Their Election Endorsements

OPB | Oct. 29, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with three regional newspapers about their ballot measure and candidate endorsements and the reasoning behind them.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).