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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.

Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

Sen. Ron Wyden | News Roundtable | Colombia Photos

OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2017

Sen. Ron Wyden discusses the firing of the FBI director. Our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week. And a local photographer shares his experiences in Colombia documenting the demobilization of guerilla fighters there.

Hanford Emergency | Talking Business | Egyptian-American Playwright | New Oregon Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2017

A new play about an immigrant couple premiers from an Egyptian-American playwright, a response to yesterday's interview about the Oregon Democrats' tax plan, and an update on regional business news.

Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2017

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

News Roundtable | Comedian Matt Braunger

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.

Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2017

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

News Roundtable | 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2017

We talk about some of the big stories of the week with our news roundtable, and listen back to a conversation with two of the people behind the incredible animation of "Kubo and the Two Strings."

Siblings Find Each Other Late In Life

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2017

Four siblings find each other for the first time in their 60s. Their lives have taken very different paths.

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

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.