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Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Feb. 27, 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.

Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?

News Roundtable | Transportation Audit | Marijuana Delivery

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

OPB | Feb. 07, 2017

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 02, 2017

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Feb. 01, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Immigrants, Refugees And Citizens

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017

We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

EPA Restrictions | African American History Museum | Mayor Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017

What would a lack of EPA funding mean for Oregon? Also, we talk to a curator at the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC. And to the Mayor of Portland about what it means to be a sanctuary city.

Talking Business | Sister Cities Snow Sculpture | SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017

How will the end of the TPP affect Oregon businesses? What is Portland's relationship like with our sister cities? What do we know about President Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees?

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

Moda On Affordable Care Act | Portland's Snowpocalypse Postmortem | Ice Study

OPB | Jan. 23, 2017

What do insurance companies think about possible changes to the Affordable Care Act? What do we all think about how Oregon dealt with the recent winter weather? And how is it that Antarctic ice could be growing, even if the climate is warming?

Oregon Clown Brings Laughter Where It's Needed

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017

Oregon clown Michael O'Neill is a member of Clowns Without Borders, a different kind of relief organization.

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Jan. 20, 2017

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.

Death Penalty: Prison Superintendent | Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women'

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.

The Slants Case Goes To Washington | Oregon's CIO | Wyden On Trump

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017

Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.