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Blazers Season Recap | Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2017

We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2017

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2017

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.

Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2017

We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.

News Roundtable | Suicides In Prison | Train Whistles In La Grande

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.

Geek Love Exhibit | Distracted Driving | Syrian Photographer

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2017

We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.

Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of Energy

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2017

A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.

News Roundtable | State Employee Healthcare Costs | OPB's Eric Cain

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2017

Lawmakers are looking at government employee health care as a way of cutting costs. Eric Cain joins us to discuss his 30-year career with OPB. And we discuss other big news of the week.

Death With Dignity Report | Elliott Smith Reissue | Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new report on Death With Dignity, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and a concert to celebrate the remastered edition of Elliott Smith's classic album "Either/Or."

Music Inspired By The Forest | Cycling In The Forest | Playing Music In The Forest

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2017

Musician DJ Spooky was inspired by time he spent in the Western Cascades. Portland has a new plan for off-road cycling throughout the city. And jazz musician Darrell Grant performed music in Elliot State Forest. 

Ducks In Final Four | Office Of Outdoor Recreation | News Roundtable

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2017

We talk about Ducks basketball, a proposed Office of Outdoor Recreation, and big news stories from the week.

Private Prison Study | Clark County Farmland | AG On Sanctuary | Japanese Garden Opening

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2017

A study on private prisons, a look at farmland in Clark County, an attempt to understand how the federal government will respond to sanctuary states and a preview of the new Japanese garden.

Coast Trail | Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2017

Oregon's longest serving lawmaker, Peter Courtney joins us for an extended interview. And we discuss an effort to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

Talking Business | Grand Jury Transcripts | Concealed Carry Reciprocity | Medicine Costs

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2017

The latest local business news, a movement to extend reciprocity between states for concealed carry permits, grand jury transcripts in the Quanice Hayes case, and an in-depth look at how pharmaceutical companies set the prices for drugs.

SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2017

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2017

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.

Oil Train Bills | Legal Sudafed Again? | Death With Dignity

OPB | Broadcast: March 20, 2017

Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

News Roundtable | On The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2017

Our news roundtable guests discuss the biggest news of the week, and we talk to Portland doctor Patricia Kullberg about her new memoir.

State Civil Rights Protections | Wearable Music | Oregon Water Coalition

OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2017

How strong are states' civil rights protections? What advances are Oregon farmers making around saving water? Also, we talk to a team from Intel and the Oregon Symphony who are collaborating on wearable music technology.