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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016
Protests about the city council vote on the new Portland Police contract resulted in 10 arrests. Also, we get an update on humanitarian efforts in Haiti, hear the latest in our American Dream series, and learn about a possible change in how to prosecute drug crimes.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2016
We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2016
We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2016
Portland may change its police accountability process. We talk to an Oregonian protesting in North Dakota. And investigative reporter Les Zaitz looks back on his prestigious career.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2016
A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.
OPB | Broadcast: July 5, 2016
We're broadcasting live from KLCC in Eugene and welcoming TrackTown USA president Vin Lananna and longtime Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy. We also sit down with Kathleen Saadat, who just retired as the chair of the Portland police oversight board.
OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2016
The Portland police chief retires, minimum wage goes up, and the editor of the Oregonian's opinion page goes East. Also, we catch up on the latest business news.
OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2016
Portlanders discuss their reaction to the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend. We talk to a Russian woman who was a mail-order bride and to a researcher whose study found ways police could improve their health.
OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2016
We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2016
Progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis joined local pastors Eric Knox and T. Allen Bethel to discuss racism and white privilege with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2016
We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2016
We talk with female police officers about what it's like to work in largely male forces. We hear two more perspectives on the occupation in Harney County: Oregon Wild, and the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2016
We hear from one of the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. And we get an update on the new laws taking effect in the new year.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2015
Six months after the Portland Police Bureau added more officers to its gang team, the rate of gang violence in the city is at an unprecedented high.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2015
The Innocence Project Northwest says new evidence points to a different suspect than the one who was convicted of the crime in 2002.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2015
Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."