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How Can Workplaces Better Serve Employees With Autism?

OPB | March 24, 2017

Portland State University social work professor Dora Raymaker said she wouldn't have survived her professional life without workplace accommodations.

Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | March 16, 2017

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests

OPB | March 09, 2017

A new bill would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover undocumented children. We also learn about a program which organizes adult volunteers to teach other adults English. And the ACLU is negotiating with Portland over an ordinance that would keep some people out of City Council meetings.

Portland Conventions | Port Of Portland | Eugene Dogs Ordinance | Women's Film Festival

OPB | March 02, 2017

Can Portland host big conventions? Will downtown Eugene ban dogs? What happens next for Portland's beleaguered port? And what does it take for women to break into film directing?

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Feb. 09, 2017

Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.

Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

OPB | Dec. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Closing After 20 Years

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016

Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.

Yes, Coyotes Do Roam The Streets Of Portland

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016

Portlanders have reported almost 2,000 coyote sightings this year.

Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Dec. 01, 2016

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.

Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Nov. 14, 2016

We talk to a leader of some of the protests this weekend and about how some African-Americans are envisioning life under President Trump. We also look at how the Portland city council is thinking of changing the city's zoning.

Portland Author Chelsea Cain Speaks About Twitter Outrage And Misogyny

OPB | Nov. 03, 2016

Portland author Chelsea Cain recently quit Twitter after receiving misogynist comments about her recent comic book series Mockingbird. We hear about her experience.

News Roundtable | Developer Donates Shelter | Lincoln High Football Players Protest

OPB | Nov. 04, 2016

Our news roundtable discusses the biggest stories of the week, we hear from a developer who is donating property for a homeless shelter and we talk to football players protesting the national anthem.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | 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.

Health Care Budget Hole | Foster Care Update | Oregon Sports Hall Of Fame

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016

We find out more about a massive budget shortfall in the Oregon Health Authority, the status of the state's foster care system according to a recent report, and a new addition to the Sports Hall of Fame.

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

OPB | 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.