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PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

OPB | June 01, 2016

We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.

Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

OPB | 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 | Feb. 04, 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.

Washington State's Special Commitment Center Faces New Challenge

OPB | Dec. 09, 2015

The center houses people deemed to be violent sexual predators who have served their sentences, but whom a judge has found likely to reoffend.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

OPB | 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 | Oct. 20, 2015

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

PSU Researchers Say They've Discovered A Possible '1-Pill Cure' For Malaria

OPB | Oct. 08, 2015

Researchers at Portland State University say they may have discovered a cure for one of the world's most severe public health problems.

Solving Oregon's Childcare Dilemma

OPB | Sept. 15, 2015

Oregon is one of the least affordable states for childcare. We'll learn why that is, how it affects us, and what can be done about it.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | 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 | 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.

Looking For Ancient Humans On Oregon's 'Lost Coast'

OPB | Aug. 19, 2015

Could the key to understanding North America's earliest inhabitants lie off of the Oregon coast?

Central Oregonians Debate OSU-Cascades Campus

OPB | July 15, 2015

Supporters and opponents of Oregon State University's campus in Bend, OSU-Cascades, discussed the incoming branch Tuesday night.

Environmental Update: Forest Legislation, Forest Fires

OPB | 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 | 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 | 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.

Study Shows Medical Schools Lack Exercise Courses

OPB | April 06, 2015

Medical school programs around the country lack an exercise curriculum according to an Oregon State University study. 

Legislative Hearing Asks Whether Minority Hiring Law Needs More Teeth

OPB | March 18, 2015

MONDAY: The 'Rooney Rule' requires public universities in Oregon to interview at least one minority candidate when hiring for coaching positions. Some advocates think think the state needs to monitor compliance.

New Oregon Secretary Of State Outlines Priorities

OPB | March 18, 2015

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

Local Puzzle Master Wins Competition

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: Thomas Gazzola, a professor at Washington State University Vancouver, competed in MIT's annual puzzle challenge.

Rebroadcast: The Past Present And Future Of The South Waterfront

OPB | 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.