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New Oregon Laws Taking Effect In 2015

OPB | Jan. 05, 2015

MONDAY: In addition to recreational marijuana, 2015 brings changes to laws governing home sales, underage drinking, minimum wage, concealed handguns and more.

Joe Bell Begins Walk Across The Country To Honor Jadin

OPB | April 23, 2013

Joe Bell has begun a two-year walk across the country to honor his son Jadin, who killed himself this winter after experiencing bullying.

A New Biography Of Bruce Springsteen

OPB | Nov. 21, 2012

We'll talk with local author Peter Ames Carlin, the first Bruce Springsteen biographer in 25 years who has been granted interviews with the music icon. 

Sentencing Juvenile Offenders

OPB | March 22, 2012

How should age affect sentencing when juveniles commit murder?

Teen Heart Screenings

OPB | Jan. 24, 2012

What are the benefits — and drawbacks — of heart screenings for teenagers?

Teen Access to Birth Control

OPB | Oct. 24, 2011

Canby School Board just voted against providing access to birth control prescriptions at Canby High. Now we want to know: what role should schools have in providing birth control options or promoting reproductive health?

Rebroadcast: Troubled Teens

OPB | Sept. 01, 2011

A whole industry has developed to help troubled teens. In this rebroacast, you'll hear about some of those in the business — from transport companies to consultants.

Teenage Tobacco Use

OPB | Aug. 08, 2011

It's getting harder for young people to light up in Oregon but there's a piece missing in the smoking cessation puzzle: enforcement.

Summer Jobs

OPB | July 13, 2011

Only one in four teenagers is expected to be employed this summer. Why are teen employment rates hitting record lows?

Helping Your Troubled Teen

OPB | July 12, 2011

If you have a severely troubled teenager, where do you turn for help? How do you know who to trust?

Mount Bachelor Academy

OPB | July 11, 2011

Nine former students of Mount Bachelor Academy are suing the school, alleging that they suffered emotional distress, battery and negligence while there. Did you, or anyone you know, attend Mount Bachelor? What's your experience?

RUT? Teens & Texting

OPB | Dec. 10, 2010

Teen texting and the issues it raises for educators, parents, and lawmakers.

Northwest Passages: Lauren Kessler

OPB | Nov. 24, 2010

Lauren Kessler writes non-fiction because she's way too interested in real people to make them up.

Rebroadcast: The Selling of Oregon

OPB | Nov. 27, 2009

How are we selling Portland and Oregon to the world — and what are they buying?

The Curse of the Good Girl

OPB | Sept. 22, 2009

How do you raise a confident and courageous girl in 2009?

Forest Values

OPB | June 02, 2009

What's the best way to assess the value of a forest?

Main Street Oregon

OPB | May 13, 2009

How important is a vital downtown to a rural economy?

As We Are: Teen Parents

OPB | Aug. 21, 2008

What is daily life like for teens as they become parents?

Teen Dating Abuse

OPB | July 30, 2008

What do you know about teen dating violence?

Summer Slump

OPB | June 05, 2008

How are young job-hunters affecting overall employment in Oregon?