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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.

PDX Police Contract Protests | American Dream: Working Mom | Haiti Update | Drug Crimes Prosecution

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.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

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.

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

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.

Portland Police Accountability Changes | Standing Rock Protest | Les Zaitz Retires

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.

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.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

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.

Olympic Trials In TrackTown USA | Mayor Kitty Piercy | Portland Police Oversight

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.

Minimum Wage | Police Chief Retires | Talking Business | Editorial Changes

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.

Reacting To Orlando Shooting | Healthy Cops | Soviet Diaspora: Mail-Order Bride

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.

Forty-Eight Hour Rule | Death Penalty In Oregon | Bonsai

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.

Jim Wallis Exhorts White Christians To 'Be More Christian Than White'

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.

Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

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.