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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.

REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2017

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.

REBROADCAST: The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2017

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

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.

REBROADCAST: Rent Control

OPB | Broadcast: May 12, 2017

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

"Swap Talk:" A Special Collaboration With KQED At 10 a.m.

OPB | Broadcast: May 12, 2017

“Swap Talk” will air live on OPB and KQED at 10 a.m., providing a chance for Oregon public broadcasting listeners to talk to people in the Bay Area about how the new federal administration is impacting their world.

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.

Education On The Ballot | Airplane Living

OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2017

We visit Bruce Campbell, who has made a home inside an airplane outside of Hillsboro. And we'll learn about the education issues on the Portland ballot for next week's election.

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.

Beaverton Man Claims Oregon Board Violated His First Amendment Rights

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve traffic light timing, an Oregon board fined him for practicing engineering without a license.

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

Rebroadcast: 'The Book Of Unknown Americans'

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2017

We listen back to an interview with Cristina Henríquez,  author of "The Book of Unknown Americans."

Remembering Ben Linder | A New Approach To Redistricting | Uber

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2017

We hear about Oregonian Ben Linder, who was killed in Nicaragua in 1987. We'll also talk about a new plan to redraw Oregon's legislative districts and Uber's communication strategy. 

At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.