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News Roundtable: May 8, 2015

OPB | May 08, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | April 30, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Bring Change To Trade

OPB | March 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: How would Oregon be affected by the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Examining The Shortage Of Craft Workers In Oregon

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014

MONDAY: A new report shows a shortage of qualified tradespeople in Oregon. We'll look at efforts to get more women and high school students working in the trade industry.

Natural Grocers Coming To NE Portland Site

OPB | Aug. 29, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk with the head of the Portland Development Commission and others about the deal that was just announced that would bring a Natural Grocers store to a controversial development site.

Former Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies at 91

OPB | July 21, 2014

MONDAY: Vic Atiyeh, the last Republican governor of Oregon, has passed away at age 91.

Trader Joe's Will Not Be Building A Store In NE Portland

OPB | April 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Trader Joe's has decided not to build at Northeast Alberta and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, even though Mayor Hales hoped they would.

What $20 Million In Affordable Housing Could Mean

OPB | 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.

A Northeast Portland Follow-up: Development And Trader Joe's

OPB | March 06, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll hear from business owners and residents who support a new Trader Joe's on the vacant lot on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. and Alberta St. in Portland.

Portland African American Leadership Forum Talks Gentrification and Development

OPB | March 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: PAALF is holding its second community conversation about what to do with the vacant lot on NE MLK Jr. Blvd. and Alberta St. — and other similar sites.

Trader Joe's Withdraws From Northeast Portland

OPB | Feb. 03, 2014

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

DeFazio Speaks Out Against Proposed Free Trade Agreement

OPB | Jan. 21, 2014

TUESDAY: U.S Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon is leading a contingent of environmentalists, labor groups, and internet freedom advocates in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Portland band "The Slants" Takes Trademark Case to Court

OPB | Oct. 24, 2013

THURSDAY: Four years after their initial application to trademark their name was denied, the Portland band "The Slants" are taking their case to the federal court of appeals.

GMO Wheat Update

OPB | June 03, 2013

The discovery of genetically modified wheat in an Oregon field has led to more questions than answers for consumers, farmers, and federal officials alike.

What Effect Will California's Cap-And-Trade Law Have?

OPB | Jan. 08, 2013

California's new cap-and-trade market is active. What impact could it have on the future of carbon?

Global Grain

OPB | June 22, 2011

How is Oregon grain linked to the state's relationship with China?

Claire Bolderson

OPB | June 22, 2011

BBC Newshour host Claire Bolderson joins us to discuss her visit to Oregon.

Global Trade in the Northwest

OPB | Sept. 27, 2010

How does global trade factor into economic recovery in the Northwest?

Capping Carbon in the Northwest

OPB | July 24, 2008

What effect can a regional policy have on a global issue like climate change?

One Billion Served?

OPB | April 03, 2008

Is the Northwest ideally poised to become a hub for businesses catering to the Chinese consumer?