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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016
Portlanders have reported almost 2,000 coyote sightings this year.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2016
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 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 | Broadcast: 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.
OPB | Broadcast: 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.