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News Roundtable | New Distracted Driving Law

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2017

A new law goes into effect on Sunday making it illegal to do almost anything with your phone while driving. Also, our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest news of the week.

Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.

Housing Recovery | Cities And Self-Driving Cars | Paige McKenzie Sunshine Girl

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.

Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2016

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

How Can Portland Become More Bike-Friendly?

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2015

Activists and city leaders are debating the future of Portland's bike infrastructure.

Politics Get Complicated Over Oregon Transportation Funding

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2015

The end of the legislative session is not far off, but Oregon lawmakers are struggling to find common ground on funding transportation infrastructure.

Represented: Addressing Child Sex Trafficking In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: March 12, 2015

In this second installment of our new series "Represented," we'll examine bills to curb child sex trafficking in the state. We're in the The Dalles, the home of the bills' sponsor, Republican representative John Huffman.

How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.

New Signs Provide Real-Time Traffic Info

OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Oregon Department of Transportation has rolled out some new digital signs with travel time estimates and speed advisories.

Advocate Jeri Williams Testifies Before U.S. Attorney General's Task Force

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2014

THURSDAY: The U.S. Attorney General's Task Force on American Indian and Alaska Native Children Exposed to Violence meets next week in Florida.

New Report On Human Trafficking And Native Peoples

OPB | Broadcast: April 2, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new report from Willamette Law School's International Human Rights Clinic details the little-documented problem of human trafficking involving Native Americans.

Could Tolling Save The Columbia River Crossing?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon lawmakers are looking at tolls as a way to fund the bridge project without resources from Washington.

Child Trafficking Report

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2013

A new report commissioned by the Department of Justice shows how widespread child trafficking is in the Portland metro area.

How To Curb Child Sex Trafficking

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2013

Several bills working their way through the legislature right now seek to crack down on child sex trafficking in Oregon.

Foot Traffic

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 2010

What challenges do pedestrians, drivers and bikers face when sharing roadways?

Human Trafficking

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 4, 2010

What's being done about underage sex trafficking in Oregon?

Talking Education with Richard Lariviere

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2009

What questions to you have for the new University of Oregon President?  

Cannabis Clubs

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2009

What do Oregon's new medical marijuana clubs mean for patients — and for the effort to legalize pot?

Red Light Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2009

Should cities expand their use of red light cameras?