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Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

OPB | May 17, 2016

A researcher says African-Americans are leaving Portland at high rates, and that 11.5 percent of the black community has left in the last four years. But a local expert disagrees.

African American Exodus | Portland Web Comedy | Talking Business

OPB | May 17, 2016

According to a new article, Portland lost 11% of its African American population over a recent four-year period. We discuss why that might be. We also talk with the Portland creators of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” a web series that’s been gaining notoriety. And we catch up on the latest regional business news.

Trump Support In Southern Oregon | GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off

OPB | May 10, 2016

We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.

Feminism Commodified | Tiny Desk's Bob Boilen

OPB | May 09, 2016

We talk about the commodification of feminism, and the power of music.

Senator Bernie Sanders | News Roundtable: May 6 | Remembering Architect Bing Sheldon

OPB | May 06, 2016

Brent Walth, Barbara Dudley and Jim Pasero are on the news roundtable talking about some of the biggest stories of the week. And we remember Bing Sheldon, an architect who helped to shape Portland as we know it. 

Funding US Schools | Kicking Oil To The Curb | Bundy Trial

OPB | May 05, 2016

We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

The Business Of Guns In America

OPB | May 03, 2016

Author Pamela Haag explores the history of the gun industry in this country in her new book "The Gunning of America."

Gun Culture | American Isolationism

OPB | May 03, 2016

Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.

News Roundtable: April 29 | Military Sexual Trauma | Poetry Out Loud

OPB | April 29, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Conrad Wilson brings us a story about an Oregon man who was discharged from the military after being the victim of a sexual assault. High school student Mitchell Lenneville is headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national poetry recitation contest.

After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

Jack Roberts Is Fired | Tiny Houses For Homeless | Sex Trafficking Prevention | Restaurant Tipping

OPB | April 27, 2016

We talk to Oregon Lottery director Jack Roberts about his sudden termination. Then the author of a guide for cities wanting to build tiny house communities joins us, and we talk to a formerly trafficked sex worker about what she’s now doing to help other girls and women get out of the industry.

Author Mohsin Hamid's Globalist Perspective

OPB | April 28, 2016

Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

OPB | April 25, 2016

Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.

Surrogacy | Questioning Travel Bans | Pizza!

OPB | April 21, 2016

We talk to OPB reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about Oregon's surrogacy industry. Lewis & Clark professor Nathan Christensen questions the wisdom of travel bans as a form of protest. And Portland restaurateur Ken Forkish talks about his new pizza cookbook.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | April 20, 2016

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | April 22, 2016

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

News Roundtable: April 15, 2016 | Activism Jogging In Burundi | PSU Students For Trump

OPB | April 15, 2016

Our news roundtable take on the biggest regional and national stories of the week. We hear how jogging has become a political act in Burundi. And Portland State Univerity's "Students for Trump" tell us about confrontations on campus.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | April 12, 2016

We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.

Rebroadcast: Conversations With Hazelnut Grove Homeless Camp Residents

OPB | April 06, 2016

We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.