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Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Live At Literary Arts With Katherine Boo

OPB | April 24, 2015

Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," joins us for a live discussion at Literary Arts.

Gentrification Is Recontexualized In New Poverty Report

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014

TUESDAY: A new report out by economist Joe Cortright suggests that persistent poverty, rather than gentrification, is the biggest urban challenge.

New Report Measures "Sheltered" And "Unsheltered" Oregonians

OPB | Nov. 03, 2014

MONDAY: The latest national federal report on homelessness suggests Oregon's attempts to reduce homelessness have had mixed results.

News Roundtable: September 19, 2014

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014

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

Living On The Line: Oregon's Working Poor

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: Nearly one third of Oregon families don't earn a livable wage. We'll hear from those who are working, but still can't make ends meet.

Summer Food Program Helps Bridge A Gap

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014

TUESDAY: We're live from Peninsula Park in Portland, one of the 600 sites in Oregon where kids from 1-18 can get a free lunch in the summertime.

Addressing Growing Poverty In Multnomah County

OPB | June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new report shows poverty in Multnomah County is growing. We'll break down the data and talk about how the county can address the issue.

Advocate Jeri Williams Testifies Before U.S. Attorney General's Task Force

OPB | April 10, 2014

THURSDAY: The U.S. Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence meets next week in Florida.

Study Suggests Some Oregon College Students Are Food Insecure

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: A new study suggests that many Western Oregon University students are suffering from a lack of access to an adequate supply of healthy food.

Different Approaches To Homelessness In Eugene

OPB | Jan. 30, 2014

THURSDAY: In Eugene, there are various options for people experiencing homelessness — both legal and illegal.

Arun Gandhi Discusses Nonviolence In A Violent World

OPB | Feb. 25, 2013

The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is in Oregon to talk about the relevance of his grandfather's legacy today.

The New Poverty

OPB | Dec. 29, 2011

Earlier this year we asked: what's it like to be an Oregonian living in poverty in the 21st century? Some of the answers were surprising, so we're bringing you the conversation again.

The New Poverty

OPB | Sept. 22, 2011

What's it like to be an Oregonian living in poverty in the 21st century?

Non-Communicable Diseases in Developing Countries

OPB | Sept. 20, 2011

The rise of non-communicable diseases such as cancer and heart disease in developing countries has prompted a meeting of United Nations leaders to discuss what should be done to curb the growth.

Finding Solutions: What Works and Why for Housing

OPB | Jan. 05, 2010

What works to find people affordable housing in Oregon?

Summer Struggles

OPB | July 10, 2008

How do low-income families deal with the unique challenges that summer presents?

Stranded in Oregon

OPB | May 14, 2008

What are the unique issues facing homeless people in rural Oregon?