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Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2017

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

News Roundtable | Attorney General Race | Urban-Rural Exchange

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2016

We talk about some big stories of the week on the News Roundtable, hear from the candidates running for attorney general, and talk about the lasting effects of an urban-rural exchange program.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

Exploring The Urban-Rural Divide Of Childhood Hunger In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about how childhood hunger plays out in rural versus urban parts of Oregon.

Exploring The State of Jefferson

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2014

FRIDAY: Live from Jacksonville we explore the history of this secessionist movement and the political and cultural resonance of the "state" today.

What's the Future of the U.S. Postal Service?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2013

A journalist from Oregon is wondering if the U.S. Postal Service will survive — and what it will look like if it does.

A New Guide to Rural Living

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2012

Former city dwellers Kristy Athens and her husband spent six years learning how to survive in the country. Her new book distills her hard-won lessons.

Our Town: Monument

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2012

In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.

County Health Rankings

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2011

Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?

Up or Out?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 15, 2009

How should the Portland region grow: up or out?

Legislating from Home

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2009

Should Oregon legislators meet — and vote — from home instead of from Salem?

Saving Salmon

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 16, 2009

What's the best way to save imperiled salmon in the Columbia River Basin?

The Big Bad Wolf?

OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2009

Should a rancher be allowed to kill a wolf that threatens his property?

A Route to Rural Broadband?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2009

Is fast internet a 21st century necessity?

Cows v. Elk v. Wild Horses

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 20, 2009

Who should eat the grass on public lands?

Congress, Rural Style

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2008

How much can a group of rural Oregonians influence statewide policy?

The Big Look

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2008

What is land of state-wide importance?

No Doctor In the House

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2008

How is Oregon's doctor shortage impacting you?

Fueling Rural Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2008

Will rising fuel costs eventually force people out of rural areas?

The 51st State of Mind

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2008

What does the latest secessionist threat tell us about Oregon's cohesiveness?