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The Past, Present And Future Of The South Waterfront District

OPB |Oct. 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll discuss the rapid rise of the South Waterfront neighborhood and what the future might hold for the area.

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

OPB |Oct. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.

Second Chance Summit Takes Up Employing People With Criminal Backgrounds

OPB |Oct. 23, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.

Clark County Considers A New Charter

OPB |Oct. 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Clark County has a new charter on the ballot this November that would change how its regional government operates.

M89: The Equal Rights Amendment Measure

OPB |Oct. 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 89, which would amend the Oregon Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on gender.

Metro Measure Explained

OPB |Oct. 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.

La Grande Courthouse Will Replace Building Used By Domestic Violence Shelter

OPB |Oct. 22, 2014 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: County plans to demolish a building used by a domestic violence shelter to make way for a new courthouse have lead to a lawsuit and community outcry.

County Commission Race In Washington Draws Big Money

OPB |Oct. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Vancouver-based OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about an unusual influx of cash in the Clark County Commissioner race.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

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

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."

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.

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