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New App Aims To Help Black Drivers Know Their Rights

OPB | Dec. 01, 2014

MONDAY: The "Driving While Black" app seeks to assist African-American drivers when they're pulled over. 

Teacher And Writer Asks: Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Walidah Imarisha has been sparking conversations with that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Portlanders Protest Peacefully Before Splinter Group Turns Violent

OPB | 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.

Hari Kondabolu Brings His Politically Charged Comedy To Portland

OPB | Sept. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: Indian-American, New York City-bred comedian, Hari Kondabolu, reflects on race relations, Matthew McConaughey and more on his debut album, "Waiting For 2042".

Follow-Up On Infant Mortality Numbers In Multnomah County

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll dig into the policy implications of the data we heard about last week, specifically the racial disparity in infant mortality rates. 

New Infant Mortality Numbers Show Growing Racial Disparity

OPB | Sept. 18, 2014

THURSDAY: New infant mortality data from Multnomah County show an increasing disparity between white women and women of color.

"Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?"

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014

MONDAY: We'll ask writer and activist Walidah Imarisha how she's been answering that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

U.S. Supreme Court Wraps With Hobby Lobby And Union Cases

OPB | June 30, 2014

MONDAY: We'll analyze the much-anticipated Hobby Lobby case about contraceptive mandates and look back at the term with two law professors.

Michele Norris Talks About The Race Card Project In Eugene

OPB | Nov. 13, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Michele Norris is in Eugene to talk to University of Oregon students and others about race and identity.

African-American Families Discuss Challenges And Solutions

OPB | Oct. 16, 2013

We'll talk with members of the African-American community in Portland about the challenges they face related to raising their children — particularly their sons.

Revisiting Our Town: Vanport

OPB | Aug. 28, 2013

In this rebroadcast, we revisit a recent installment of the Our Town series. The city of Vanport was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago.

Local Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict

OPB | July 15, 2013

We'll check in on local reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida. He had been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

Our Town: Vanport

OPB | May 30, 2013

For the next installment of the Our Town series, we'll focus on a city that was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago: Vanport.

Mark Potok Discusses Hate Crimes

OPB | Feb. 27, 2013

Mark Potok, a national expert on hate crimes, joins us to discuss the realities of hate in America today.

Red Door Project Prompts Dialogue About Race

OPB | Dec. 06, 2012

The August Wilson Red Door Project is using August Wilson's plays to prompt dialogue about race in Portland.

Rebecca Skloot

OPB | May 15, 2012

Former Portlander and bestselling author Rebecca Skloot joins us to talk about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Sharing N. Williams Ave.

OPB | March 23, 2012

A committee has voted to change the way bikes and cars share the road on North Williams Avenue in Portland. 

The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

OPB | Feb. 17, 2012

Have you read the Multnomah County Library's 2012 "Everybody Reads" book The Girl Who Fell from the Sky?

Oregon Sled Dog Race

OPB | Jan. 26, 2012

The Eagle Cap Extreme Sled Dog race takes place this week in the Wallowas. It's the only Iditarod qualifying race in Oregon.

The Legislature's Racial Equity Report Card

OPB | Jan. 16, 2012

A coalition of Oregon community groups has created a report card that grades the Oregon legislature on its efforts to address racial inequity. How did the lawmakers fare?