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News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2017

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

Sheriff Mike Reese | Implicit Bias And Public Safety | Parole And Probation

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2017

We hear from Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams and Portland's Erika Preuitt, the first black president of the American Probation and Parole Association.

Portland Mayor Wheeler | Type 1 Diabetes | 'Oregon Field Guide'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2017

Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler discusses Amazon, freeway widening, and more. Also, we learn more about type 1 diabetes. And we celebrate the career of Steve Amen, host of "Oregon Field Guide."

Former Gang Member: Portland List 'Hampered Us In Our Lives'

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017

Dontae Blake, a former gang member and program director for Unify Portland’s Living Free gang outreach program, said Portland's gang list adversely impacted people throughout the community.

Talking Business | Gang Designations | Joey Gibson & Patriot Prayer

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2017

We speak to Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer about the motivation behind the group's rallies. The Portland Police will soon stop labeling people as gang members. Also, we talk business news with Suzanne Stevens.

Wildfire Update | Police Oversight | Rene Denfield

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2017

An update on the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, a group of former law enforcement officers are calling for better police oversight. And local author Rene Denfield shares her latest novel.

Eugene Police Chief | Redmond Homelessness | Photographing The Moon's Shadow

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2017

What does homelessness look like in rural Oregon? Also, Eugene is getting a new police chief as well, and NASA is recruiting local schools to take pictures of the eclipse.

New Portland Police Chief | Rape Threats On Twitter | Rebroadcast: Tides

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2017

We learn more about the newly named Portland police chief, talk to a woman trying to address a culture of sexual violence on social media, and listen back to our interview with "Tides" author Jonathan White.

Portland Mayor | Cooling Shelter | Talking Business | Earhart Archeologist

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 1, 2017

We discuss Portland policing, responses to the heat wave, the latest business news, and the northwest connection to the search for Amelia Earhart.

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2017

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2017

After Portland Police officers use deadly force, they may now have weeks before they are required to make a statement. Also, ranchers are being compensated for wolf attacks that may never have happened. And peer support is becoming more common for mental health treatment as well as drug addiciton.

Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID | First Female Portland Police Chief On PPB

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2017

We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.

News Roundtable | Bartending Competition | Senator Lew Frederick

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2017

Democratic state senator Lew Frederick reflects on Portland's police chief search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week, and a local bartender represents Portland in a national competition.

Portland Police Chief Marshman | Deborah And James Fallows

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2017

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman tells us about last weekend's rallies. And journalists James and Deborah Fallows have been visiting small cities and towns across the U.S. to see how the country is faring.

Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2017

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Digestable Battery | Vancouver Mural | A Craft Brewing Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2016

Oregon's microbrewing economy faces a new hurdle; an Oregon student won a scholarship for inventing a digestible battery; and Vancouver High School students recently painted a mural on police headquarters.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.