Now Playing:

Radio

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2017

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

How Can Workplaces Better Serve Employees With Autism?

OPB | Broadcast: March 24, 2017

Portland State University social work professor Dora Raymaker said she wouldn't have survived her professional life without workplace accommodations.

Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2016

We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2016

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2015

The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2015

The  Oregon State Fair runs through Labor Day, September 7.  We broadcast live on the first day of the fair and talked to all kinds of participants — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

What Portland's Affordable Housing 'Preference Policy' May Look Like

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2015

The city has announced its first housing project built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe's pulled out of a development deal in 2014.

Environmental Update: Forest Legislation, Forest Fires

OPB | Broadcast: July 13, 2015

Our regular check in with OPB's environmental reporters about a few stories they’ve been following.

Cash Sales Change Portland Real Estate Market

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2015

More than 25 percent of property in overall real estate market in the last four years was purchased with cash.

Gov. Brown Delivers State Of The State Address

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2015

We broadcast Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's State of the State speech and get analysis from OPB reporter Chris Lehman and this week's news roundtable.

New Oregon Secretary Of State Outlines Priorities

OPB | Broadcast: March 18, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Implementing the state's new 'motor voter' bill is at the top of her list.

Rebroadcast: The Past Present And Future Of The South Waterfront

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We're listening back to a show we did in late October focusing on how Portland's South Waterfront is developing.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2014

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Going To College Inside Prison

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2014

THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.

How Property Taxes Are Influencing The Housing Market

OPB | Broadcast: March 19, 2014

WEDNESDAY: According to a new report from the Northwest Economic Research Center, Oregon's property tax system is skewing the housing market.

What $20 Million In Affordable Housing Could Mean

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2014

FRIDAY: Following the call by Mayor Charlie Hales for additional money for inner N/NE Portland, we'll dig into the history of affordable housing in the area and ask where new money might go.

PSU Faculty May Strike Within A Month

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2014

THURSDAY: Portland State University's full-time faculty voted overwhelming to approve a strike, which could begin in early April.

Trader Joe's Withdraws From Northeast Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 3, 2014

MONDAY: Trader Joe's announced this morning that it is halting development plans for its store in Northeast Portland.