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Prosecution Rests In Malheur Occupation Trial | Talking To Kids About Legal Pot | Refugee Congress

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2016

Conrad Wilson updates us on the Malheur refuge occupation trial; we hear about how parents are discussing legal pot with their kids; and we talk to a Portland refugee who's in D.C. for a national refugee gathering.

News Roundtable | Lead Paint At Portland School | 'The Jungle'

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2016

Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales | Lead In PPS Water | Zombie Homes

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2016

We check in with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales about what he hopes to accomplish in his last few months in office. We'll get the latest about the lead found in two schools in the Portland Public School district. And Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn talks about his series on so-called “zombie homes,” or abandoned properties, in Portland.

Chronic Pain Patient Shares His Struggle With New Guidelines

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2015

An Oregon man who says he's struggled with pain for more than a dozen years says one of his biggest challenges is dealing with doctors.

Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2015

A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

Should Oregon Limit Antibiotic Use For Farm Animals?

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon legislature would limit the use of antibiotics on farms and ranches to only sick animals.

Should Smoking Be Banned In Public Parks?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Portland Parks Board presented recommendations about smoking in public parks to Commissioner Amanda Fritz.

Oregon Is First State To Use Birth Control Rates As A Measure Of Health

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2014

TUESDAY: Coordinated Care Organizations are using contraception data as one way to measure good health.

News Roundtable: October 31, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2014

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

Oregon's Ebola Response Plan

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2014

TUESDAY: State and local health officials have laid out Oregon's plan to deal with a possible Ebola outbreak.

News Roundtable: October 3, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2014

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

Salem Ebola Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From Liberia

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with a missionary doctor who's been in West Africa for the last 16 months about the outbreak and what she sees as the region's most urgent needs.

The Race For Multnomah County Chair

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with the two most prominent candidates in the contest for the county's top seat.

How Some States Are Boosting Vaccination Rates

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon's new law to make it harder for parents to opt out of their children's vaccinations goes into effect March 1. We'll ask how laws like these are faring in other states.

Expanding Mental Health Care In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2013

We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.

Special Election: Fluoride

OPB | Broadcast: May 7, 2013

As the May special election nears, we'll check in with both sides of the water fluoridation debate. 

Taking Your Placenta Home

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it legal for hospitals to release a woman's placenta after birth.

Study Finds Gun Laws Correlate With Gun Deaths

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2013

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.

Raw Milk

OPB | Broadcast: May 7, 2012

A recent E-coli outbreak has public health officials concerned about raw milk.