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Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB |Oct. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande will join us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal." Reserve you free ticket here.

Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB |Oct. 20, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Can Portland Learn From San Francisco's Affordable Housing Crisis?

OPB |Oct. 20, 2014 12:25 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll learn about the similarities and differences between affordable housing in Portland and San Fransisco from housing activist James Tracy.

Two Gun Measures On Washington's Ballot

OPB |Oct. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Voters in Washington are being asked to weigh in on two competing ballot measures on background checks for gun sales.

James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Reimagines Abolitionist History

OPB |Oct. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird"  is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.

Poll Shows Marijuana And GE Food Labeling Likely To Pass

OPB |Oct. 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A new poll released by OPB and Fox 12 shows Measures 91 and 92 could be likely to pass, but the driver card measure may fail by a large margin.

Oregon Considers Replacing National Statues In Congress

OPB |Oct. 14, 2014 12:50 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon is considering replacing the statues currently at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB |Oct. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

Author David Mitchell Discusses Language, Autism, And Mortality

OPB |Oct. 13, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: David Mitchell discusses his work, his writing influences, parenting a child who has autism, growing up with a stammer, and the spiritual themes that inform his work.

Talking Business

OPB |Oct. 07, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

M86: The Scholarship Measure

OPB |Oct. 07, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 86, which would allow the state to borrow money to create a scholarship fund for Oregon students pursuing college or career training.

Seismic Retrofitting For Oregon Buildings

OPB |Oct. 06, 2014 12:25 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.

U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 Fall Term Begins

OPB |Oct. 06, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about the start of the new term this week.

News Roundtable: October 3, 2014

OPB |Oct. 03, 2014 12:25 p.m.

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

University Of Oregon Surveys Students On Sexual Assault Experiences

OPB |Oct. 03, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: The University of Oregon recently commissioned a task force to examine the issue of sexual assault on campus. We'll discuss the findings of a new survey.

M91: Marijuana Legalization In Oregon

OPB |Oct. 02, 2014 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 91, which would allow adults in Oregon to grow, possess, and sell marijuana under state regulation.

The Changing Landscape of Beekeeping In Portland

OPB |Oct. 01, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Multnomah County is reevaluating the way it enforces backyard beekeepers.

Sentencing For Man Who Plotted To Bomb Holiday Tree Lighting

OPB |Oct. 01, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Mohamed Mohamud, the young Beaverton man convicted of trying to bomb Portland's annual tree lighting ceremony in 2010, could face a sentence of life in prison.

Peyton Marshall Imagines A Chilling Future In "Goodhouse"

OPB |Sept. 30, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."

Mark Poorman Is University Of Portland's New President

OPB |Sept. 30, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll get to know University of Portland's new president, Mark Poorman.

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