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Former Gang Member: Portland List 'Hampered Us In Our Lives'

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017

Dontae Blake, a former gang member and program director for Unify Portland’s Living Free gang outreach program, said Portland's gang list adversely impacted people throughout the community.

Sexual Misconduct At PPS | Housing Foster Youth | Lead In Water | Breast Cancer Tattoos

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2017

We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors. 

Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2017

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2017

Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.

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.

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.

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.

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.