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Protesting In Portland | 'Land On Fire'

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2017

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler shares his thoughts after this weekend's deadly attack. We discuss protest vs. free speech in Portland. And nature writer Gary Ferguson explains the age of the "mega-wildfires."

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2017

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

"Don't Shoot Portland" Aims To Tackle Root Causes Of Violence

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: In the last few weeks, Don't Shoot Portland shut down a Portland Public School meeting and a town hall held by Senator Ron Wyden.

Portlanders Protest Peacefully Before Splinter Group Turns Violent

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2014

TUESDAY EVENING: In this special live 8 PM broadcast, we checked in on the Portland protest after a Ferguson grand jury decided not to indict police officer Darren Wilson.

Portlanders React To Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: A small group of protesters gathered Monday night in Portland after learning a grand jury did not indict the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Oregon Case

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2014

THURSDAY: Justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case that grew out of a 2004 protest in Southern Oregon.

Second Megaload of Oil Refinery Equipment Hits The Road

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 24, 2013

TUESDAY: The trucking company hauling massive oil refinery equipment across Eastern Oregon is gearing up for protests along the way.

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Oregon Case

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY: A 2004 protest in Jacksonville, Oregon is at the center of a Supreme Court case involving qualified immunity for Secret Service agents.

Increasing Penalties For Logging Protests

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2013

The Oregon House just passed two bills that would restrict protests that aim to block logging operations on state forest lands.

Students Protest Standardized Test

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2013

Portland Public School students are waging a campaign to boycott a state-mandated standardized test.

One Year Later, An Occupy Update

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2012

Tomorrow marks the one year anniversary of the Occupy Portland movement.

Occupy Portland Clashes with Police

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2011

Dozens of Occupy Portland protesters were arrested in downtown Portland on Thursday. What happened?

The Role of Protesting

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2011

To explore the forces behind protests around the world and in the United States.

Vortex I

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2010

What can we learn from Vortex I?

The Battle of Seattle

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2009

Monday, November 30th marks the 10th anniversary of the WTO protests in Seattle. Ten years on, what do you see as the legacy of the so-called Battle of Seattle?

Rx: Profiting from Sickness

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2009

Is it wrong for corporations to profit from people being sick?

Which Protests Work?

OPB | Broadcast: July 13, 2009

Of all the many ways to express dissent, what works best and why?

Iran from the Northwest

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2009

How are Iranians in the Northwest reacting to the current unrest?

Driven to Distraction?

OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2009

Should Oregon lawmakers ban the use of hand-held cell phones while driving?