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Amazon In Oregon | Portland Thorns | Erious Johnson | Jim Pepper

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2017

We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.

Solar Industry Changes | Lillard On Protests | Racism At Multnomah County?

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2017

Damian Lillard has some thoughts about taking the knee during the national anthem. Also, we hear about allegations of racism at Multnomah County. And we check in on Oregon's solar industry.

Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2017

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

Sheriff Mike Reese | Implicit Bias And Public Safety | Parole And Probation

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2017

We hear from Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams and Portland's Erika Preuitt, the first black president of the American Probation and Parole Association.

News Roundtable | Oregon Health Authority | Race In The Classroom

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2017

Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

Hanford Cleanup | Social Studies Bill | Finicum Shooting | Opioid Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2017

We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.

News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2017

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.

Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2017

We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2017

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2017

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.

Portland-Area High Schools Respond To Hate Speech

OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2017

Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.

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.

Race In The Northwest | Jordan Refugee Camp | Oregon's Non-unanimous Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2016

We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Writer Sherman Alexie: Thunder Boy Jr.

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2016

Northwest writer Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's book, "Thunder Boy Jr."

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Talking Business | Grant High Students Go To Washington | All About Lichen

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2016

This hour on TOL: An update of regional business news; a conversation with the four Portland teens whose film was featured at the White House Student Film Festival; and lichen and why it matters.

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.