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News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.

Poet Tracy K. Smith At Literary Arts

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017

We interview poet Tracy K. Smith at Literary Arts in front of an audience.

University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017

The UO has appointed a resource person for undocumented and international students. A community movement to help people age in place is 15 years old. And local filmmaker Matt McCormick tells us about his his new film.

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | 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.

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Feb. 09, 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.

Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

OPB | Feb. 07, 2017

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | 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.

The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 02, 2017

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 01, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Winter Lights | LAIKA And The Two Strings | SiX's Progressive Policies

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017

We learn about the art in the Portland Winter Light Festival. We're joined by LAIKA creatives to hear about the studio's Oscar-nominated "Kubo and the Two Strings." And we explore what the State Innovation Exchange is all about.

Immigrants, Refugees And Citizens

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017

We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

News Roundtable | Graduation Rates | Health Equity Act

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017

The weekly news roundtable mulls this busy week of news. Also, we ask one high school principal why her graduation rates soar, while the rest of the state founders. And we look at a new state bill that would cover women's healthcare.

EPA Restrictions | African American History Museum | Mayor Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017

What would a lack of EPA funding mean for Oregon? Also, we talk to a curator at the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC. And to the Mayor of Portland about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Talking Business | Sister Cities Snow Sculpture | SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017

How will the end of the TPP affect Oregon businesses? What is Portland's relationship like with our sister cities? What do we know about President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees?

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

OHSU On ACA | Douglas County Libraries | American Quran

OPB | Jan. 24, 2017

How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

Death Penalty Investigator Says Her Work Is To Uncover The Why

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.