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REBROADCAST: The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2017

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

Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2017

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.

Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2017

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

Ducks In Final Four | Office Of Outdoor Recreation | News Roundtable

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2017

We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.

How Can Workplaces Better Serve Employees With Autism?

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: March 9, 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 | Broadcast: March 2, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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.