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Al Franken: 'Giant Of The Senate'

OPB | Broadcast: June 23, 2017

Comedian turned U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to a packed audience in Portland about his new memoir, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate."

News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2017

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.

Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID | First Female Portland Police Chief On PPB

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2017

We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.

Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2017

We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.

News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2017

Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.

Sen. Merkley | 'Ricochet River'

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2017

We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.

Publishing A Felony Conviction | American War

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2017

Local author Omar El Akkad's new book is fiction, but it feels distressingly realistic. Also, we talk to Oregonian reporter Danny Moran about his story on OSU pitcher Luke Heimlich.

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.

Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2017

How do you describe a ghost town?

News Roundtable | Bartending Competition | Senator Lew Frederick

OPB | Broadcast: June 9, 2017

Democratic state senator Lew Frederick reflects on Portland's police chief search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week, and a local bartender represents Portland in a national competition.

Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2017

Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.

Portland Police Chief Marshman | Deborah And James Fallows

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2017

Portland Police Chief Mike Marshman tells us about last weekend's rallies. And journalists James and Deborah Fallows have been visiting small cities and towns across the U.S. to see how the country is faring.

Class of 2025: Fourth Grade

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2017

We hear from parents, kids, and teachers involved in OPB’s Class of 2025 project.

News Roundtable | Mental Health And Terrorism | Julius Achon

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2017

We talk to former Portlander, Olympic runner Julius Achon, who is now a parliament member in his native Uganda. Also, how do we talk about mental health and acts of public violence? And our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week.

Protesting In Portland | 'Land On Fire'

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2017

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler shares his thoughts after this weekend's deadly attack. We discuss protest vs. free speech in Portland. And nature writer Gary Ferguson explains the age of the "mega-wildfires."

Reacting To This Weekend's Violent Attack | Remembering Brian Doyle

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2017

We talk about the what this weekend's attacks mean for Portland. And we remember Oregon author Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday.

News Roundtable | Talking About Stuttering

OPB | Broadcast: May 26, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week. And we listen back to an interview with a local filmmaker who made a documentary about learning to live with a stutter.

WA Legislature | Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler | General Hospital | Open Iftar

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2017

Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.

Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2017

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.