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Oregon Business Leaders Set 2015 Agenda

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: The 12th annual Oregon Business Plan Leadership Summit convenes Tuesday to discuss priorities and policy proposals for 2015.

Exploring The Urban-Rural Divide Of Childhood Hunger In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

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

Legislative Compromise On Urban And Rural Reserves

OPB | Feb. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers have negotiated a compromise for a key piece of the growth plan in the Portland-metro area.

Exploring The State of Jefferson

OPB | 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.

School Funding On The May Ballot

OPB | April 29, 2013

There are ten local school funding measures on the May 21 special election ballot. Will you be affected?

County Cigarette Taxes

OPB | April 10, 2013

Should Oregon counties be able to levy their own cigarette taxes?

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | April 10, 2013

We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.

How To Deal With Bullying

OPB | Feb. 05, 2013

Would you consider taking your kid out of school as a response to the trauma of bullying?

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

OPB | 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.

Looking Back On 2012

OPB | Dec. 31, 2012

We'll catch up with Think Out Loud guests who joined us earlier this year to talk about some of the big moments of 2012.

Our Town: Baker City

OPB | Dec. 17, 2012

The next stop in the Our Town series is the historic eastern Oregon community of Baker City.

Failure to Appear in Court

OPB | Aug. 21, 2012

Warrants are piling up in cash-strapped Josephine County, where defendants are skipping their scheduled appearances in court.

Marcy Westerling

OPB | July 30, 2012

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling is taking stock of her life and legacy after a diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer.

A New Guide to Rural Living

OPB | 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.

Coming Out in Rural Regions

OPB | May 17, 2012

We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.

Empty Coffers in Curry County

OPB | April 24, 2012

The combination of the down economy and the eminent loss of federal timber dollars has made Curry County one of the worst-off in Oregon. 

Our Town: Monument

OPB | 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.

Rural Doctors Say Goodbye

OPB | Jan. 13, 2012

A married couple of doctors are getting ready to move from Madras to Seattle. How has 15-years in the community influenced their lives, and how has their service impacted the town?

Fighting to Keep Union Alive

OPB | Dec. 05, 2011

Union Mayor Bill Lindsley is trying to keep his small town economically viable, even as he sees people in his town — like those in other rural places — increasingly move to bigger cities.

The 45th Parallel

OPB | Nov. 17, 2011

Lisa Wells and Bobby Abrahamson set out to document the plight of Oregon small towns in the spirit of the Federal Writers Project during the New Deal.