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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.

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Sept. 13, 2016

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

New PPS Superintendent | Foster Care Failures

OPB | Aug. 29, 2016

On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma in Oregon's foster care system.

Talking Business | OSF's American Revolutions Plays | Grant Co. Recall | Rio Olympics

OPB | Aug. 16, 2016

We hear the latest business news, check in on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's ongoing "American Revolutions" historical plays project, hear about a recall election in Grant Co., and get updates on the Olympics from NPR's Tom Goldman.

News Roundtable | Hospital Monopolies | Olympics Preview

OPB | Aug. 04, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We find out how hospital monopolies drive up prices. And NPR's Tom Goldman joins us from Rio de Janeiro for a preview of the Olympics. 

Track Star Alexi Pappas Heads To Rio Olympics

OPB | July 13, 2016

This summer, former University of Oregon and current TrackTown USA star Alexi Pappas will lace up her running shoes for the Greek team at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | 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.

PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

OPB | June 01, 2016

We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.


OPB | May 26, 2016

Nearly 70 years ago Vanport was destroyed in a flood. We listen back to a show we recorded in 2013, on the 65th anniversary of the flood.

OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

OPB | May 17, 2016

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

The Occupation Effect | Endorsement Roundtable | Voter Vox

OPB | May 16, 2016

We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election.  We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.

Rebroadcast: Portland Mayoral Debate 2016

OPB | May 12, 2016

We revisit our conversation with six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland ahead of the May 17 primary election.

After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

Rebroadcast: Conversations With Hazelnut Grove Homeless Camp Residents

OPB | April 06, 2016

We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.

Portland City Council Candidates: More Help For Homelessness Is Needed

OPB | April 04, 2016

The candidates for position four seat on the Portland city council share their views on homelessness and why they're running.

Portland Modeled Its Homeless Busing Program On San Francisco's

OPB | April 04, 2016

Portland is about to start handing out bus tickets to homeless people who would have a better situation in other cities. That's something San Francisco has been doing for 10 years.

Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

OPB | April 04, 2016

We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.