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News Roundtable: Feb. 19, 2016 | Hemp Bill | Young Jazz Composers

OPB | Feb. 19, 2016

We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Feb. 01, 2016

We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Jan. 06, 2016

We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.

A Community Radio Station for Pendleton

OPB | June 16, 2015

Gary Betts has been working almost a decade to start a community radio station in the Pendleton area. Now it's finally on the air. He tells us about the new airwaves hitting the Blue Mountain region of Eastern Oregon.

Norwegian Radio Enthusiast Picks Up OPB Signal

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk to a Norwegian radio enthusiast who collects AM radio signals.

TOL Producers Choose Some Favorite Moments From 2014

OPB | Dec. 24, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The "Think Out Loud" production team plays clips and talks about some favorite segments from the year.

A Conversation With NPR's New President And CEO

OPB | Sept. 09, 2014

TUESDAY: Jarl Mohn took on the job of president and CEO of NPR in July. We'll hear about his ideas for making the organization more sustainable, and more diverse.

Sound Opinions Chooses Desert Island Discs From Oregon Bands

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014

MONDAY: Greg Kot and Jim Derogatis, hosts of the public radio show Sound Opinions, join us to pick a few local selections for their Desert Island Jukebox.

Jian Ghomeshi Dishes On Q

OPB | April 25, 2014

FRIDAY: Jian Ghomeshi, the host of CBC Radio's program Q, is in town for a special taping of their show. He joins us to talk about his story and the success of Q.

Examining The Promise Of XRAY.FM

OPB | Dec. 23, 2013

MONDAY: We'll talk to Jefferson Smith about the new progressive, independent radio station launching in the new year.

Garrison Keillor

OPB | Nov. 05, 2013

TUESDAY: Public radio icon, Garrison Keillor, has published his first volume of original poetry. He'll talk with us about O, What a Luxury, and his other radio and literary work.

75 Years Of War Of The Worlds

OPB | Oct. 30, 2013

WEDNESDAY: The Willamette Radio Workshop in Portland and students at Washington State University, Vancouver are teaming up to re-present the infamous 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds.

State Of The Media In Medford

OPB | Oct. 02, 2013

What does the media landscape look like where you live?

Luke Burbank Leads Live Wire! Into 10th Year

OPB | Sept. 06, 2013

Portland's homegrown radio variety show Live Wire! heads into its 10th year with a new host, Luke Burbank.

Speculating On The Future Of Radio

OPB | April 26, 2013

We'll talk with two media experts about where they think radio is headed. 

John Hockenberry Visits Oregon

OPB | April 11, 2013

John Hockenberry, host of The Takeaway, is in Oregon this week. We'll catch up with him.

Al Letson Visits Peninsula School

OPB | Jan. 24, 2013

State of the Re:Union host Al Letson is working with sixth and seventh graders this week to help them tell stories about their families.

Radiolab

OPB | Aug. 03, 2012

An encore presentation of our conversation with Robert Krulwich and Jad Abumrad from Radiolab.

More StoryCorps

OPB | Aug. 01, 2012

It's an encore presentation of our conversation with Dave Isay, the founder of public radio's much-loved StoryCorps.

Radiolab

OPB | April 27, 2012

We sit down with Jad and Robert from Radiolab to talk about the program and their live show that's coming to Portland.