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Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

Trump's Travel Ban And The Mohamud Case | Tacoma's ICE Detention Facility | Gerrymandering In Oregon | Paid Family Leave

OPB | March 13, 2017

What does the Mohamad Mohamud case tell us about the Trump administration's travel ban? Also, we discuss Tacoma's ICE detention facility, redistricting in Oregon, and two competing family leave bills in the Oregon Legislature.

News Roundtable | Principals Respond To Campus Hate Speech | Second Malheur Verdict

OPB | March 10, 2017

We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.

Expanding Oregon Health Plan | Teaching English | Portland City Council Protests

OPB | March 09, 2017

A new bill would expand the Oregon Health Plan to cover undocumented children. We also learn about a program which organizes adult volunteers to teach other adults English. And the ACLU is negotiating with Portland over an ordinance that would keep some people out of City Council meetings.

Sexual Harrassment At Work | Mercy Corps Out Of Turkey | Portland Developer | Mental Illness In Jail

OPB | March 08, 2017

Uber recently came under fire after a former engineer reported sexual harassment and a culture of discrimination against women. UO law professor Liz Tippett says this sort of behavior isn’t unusual in the business world, but the solution may not lie in better HR practices.

Talking Business | Local Superintendent Wins Award | War On The Media?

OPB | March 07, 2017

The Editor of the Portland Business Journal gives us some of the latest business news. The North Clackamas Superintendent wins a national award. And a UO professor says maybe President Trump's antagonism towards the press isn't such a bad thing.

Portland Conventions | Port Of Portland | Eugene Dogs Ordinance | Women's Film Festival

OPB | March 02, 2017

Can Portland host big conventions? Will downtown Eugene ban dogs? What happens next for Portland's beleaguered port? And what does it take for women to break into film directing?

Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

OPB | March 01, 2017

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Author Colum McCann at Literary Arts

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017

A conversation with the author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic. Colum McCann's newest book is Thirteen Ways of Looking.

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.

University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017

The UO has appointed a resource person for undocumented and international students. A community movement to help people age in place is 15 years old. And local filmmaker Matt McCormick tells us about his his new film.

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

The Role Of Oregon's Attorney General | Portland International Film Festival Turns 40

OPB | Feb. 09, 2017

Oregon's attorney general joins the show to talk about her role and how Donald Trump's presidency is changing how she does her job. Also, the Portland International Film Festival turns 40 this year.

Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

OPB | Feb. 07, 2017

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

Lars Larson | Washington Gov. Jay Inslee On The Death Penalty

OPB | Feb. 06, 2017

We talk to local radio host Lars Larson who asked a question at the White House press briefing last week. And we talk to the Governor of Washington State about their death penalty moratorium.

News Roundtable | Death Penalty: Washington Lawmaker

OPB | Feb. 03, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and we talk to a Washington State lawmaker who opposes Governor Inslee's moratorium on the death penalty.