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Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

A Fresh Start For The Blazers

OPB | Nov. 03, 2015

The Portland Trailblazers have started a new season with very few familiar faces.

News Roundtable: October 30, 2015

OPB | Oct. 30, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Charlie Hales On Why He's Not Running And His Next 14 Months

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015

We talk to Charlie Hales about his surprise decision not to run for re-election what his next 14 months in office will look like.

Hales Is Out. Where Does That Leave The Portland Mayoral Race?

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales won't seek a second term. That leaves State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as the early favorite in the 2016 mayoral race.

Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.

Is Police Progress on Federal Reforms Up To Snuff?

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

Wednesday's hearing suggests Portland police officers are using their fists, batons, Tasers and guns significantly less than they did five years ago.

Will The 'State Of Emergency' Help Solve The Homeless Crisis?

OPB | Oct. 22, 2015

Last month Portland Mayor Charlie Hales asked the City Council to declare a state of emergency for housing and homelessness. We talk to homeless service agencies about how that plan is working, and what needs to happen to solve the problem.

Talking Business

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Oregon Public Schools Data And Changes To Portland Boundaries

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

We talk to OPB education reporter Rob Manning about the report cards for Oregon schools and the changes the Portland district is planning for its boundary lines.

Immigrants, Refugees Face Barriers To Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

For immigrants and refugees in Oregon, it can be even more difficult to prepare for the upcoming Cascadia earthquake.

Prisoners' Family Members Share Their Stories

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015

A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.

PSU Researchers Say They've Discovered A Possible '1-Pill Cure' For Malaria

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

Researchers at Portland State University say they may have discovered a cure for one of the world's most severe public health problems.

Oregon Is Attractive Place To Set Up 'Shell Companies'

OPB | Oct. 06, 2015

An investigation by the Portland Business Journal shows Oregon is home to many "paper corporations" used for illegal activity.

Live At Literary Arts With Jane Smiley

OPB | Oct. 05, 2015

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Think Out Loud to talk about her new trilogy.

Between A Dock And A Hard Place

OPB | Sept. 29, 2015

Many liveaboard boaters who make their homes on the lower Willamette River are knowingly breaking a state law. They argue the law needs to change.

A Conversation With Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

We sit down with Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reflect on her first seven months in office and look ahead to 2016.

Checking In With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015

We talk to Mayor Hales about homelessness, development, climate change, and much more.