OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2017
What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2017
We discuss The Oregonian/OregonLive's reporting about sexual misconduct at Portland Public Schools, efforts to address housing for Oregon's foster youth, and the issue of lead in Portland houses. We also hear from a tattoo artist who works with breast-cancer survivors.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017
Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017
We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.
OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2017
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week, then we catch up with Portland-raised comedian Matt Braunger.
OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2017
Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2016
We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2016
Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2016
On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma in Oregon's foster care system.
OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2016
We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2015
Steven Webb has been superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools since 2008.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2015
Smaller school districts are trying to find ways to attract new teachers in a job market where not enough candidates are applying to fill positions.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2015
Parents with kids in Portland Public Schools are reacting to proposals aimed at balancing enrollment and increasing equity across the district.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2015
Kelso teachers voted to defy a court order that would have sent them back to work today.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2015
Standardized test results released Thursday show persistent disparities among Oregon students based on income and race.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015
Portland Public Schools is in the process of redrawing the district's boundary lines, which could dramatically alter demographics at some schools.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2015
Administrators hope that a year-round calendar will boost students' academic performance by keeping them engaged throughout the year.
OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2015
Beverly Summerhill recently retired after a long career as a school bus driver for the Ridgefield School District in Washington.
OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015
Over ten years ago, Portland Public Schools shut down nearly twenty schools due to low enrollment. Now enrollment is up, and PPS must find a way to avoid overcrowding.