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Former Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies at 91

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2014

MONDAY: Vic Atiyeh, the last Republican governor of Oregon, has passed away at age 91.

Jeff Merkley Holds Hearing On Middle Class

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2013

Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) has invited struggling Oregonians featured in the documentary film American Winter to testify before a Senate subcommittee on economic policy.

American Winter

OPB | Broadcast: March 19, 2013

American Winter profiles Portland families struggling to make ends meet in the aftermath of the great recession.

Multigenerational Households

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2012

Living under one roof with your parents might have gotten rough at times, but what happens when you add extended family members into the mix? 

1:30 pm Special with Timothy Geithner

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2012

At 1:30 p.m. Dave Miller will talk to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at an event live from the Portland City Club.

Responding to Rising Health Care Costs

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2012

Some Oregonians are increasingly choosing to delay or forgo medical care for financial reasons.

Is the Housing Market Coming Back?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2012

In 2011, more homes were sold in the Portland area than in 2010, but real estate prices continued to drop. What does that say about the health of Portland's real estate market?


OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2011

Some people who lost their jobs in the recession decided to start working for themselves. How are they doing?

Economic Check-In

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2011

Stocks are plummeting in reaction to the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating. What does all of this mean for Oregon's economy? What's your current economic indicator?

The Lipstick Economy

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2011

What's your personal economic indicator?

The Rise in Domestic Violence

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2011

We explore what's driving Oregon's domestic violence cases up.

Black Friday

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2010

We explore what's at stake for retailers and consumers on this year's "Black Friday."

When Unemployment Benefits Run Out

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2010

What happens when there are no more extensions for unemployment benefits and you still haven't found a job?

Paper Mills

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2010

How are struggling and shuttered paper mills affecting Oregonians?

Saving Your Pennies?

OPB | Broadcast: July 15, 2009

Can the economy rebound if we keep saving our money?

Not Enough To Eat

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2009

What happens when you're hungry in Oregon?

Coping in Tough Times

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2009

How are people learning to thrive — or at least cope — in a dismal economy?

The Benefits of Unemployment

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2009

How will proposed changes to Oregon's unemployment insurance affect you?

Total Tax Makeover

OPB | Broadcast: March 25, 2009

Does Oregon need a tax overhaul?

Society's History

OPB | Broadcast: March 24, 2009

How is the recession forcing historical institutions to redefine how they serve the public?