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Gangs And Social Media

OPB | July 16, 2015

Prosecutors and police worry that social media use may actually be accentuating gang related violence in Portland.

Portland Police Responding To Gun Violence

OPB | June 05, 2015

Portland police say they're putting more resources toward responding to the recent increase in gun violence and gang-related activity.

Fatal Shooting In N Portland Continues Violent Winter

OPB | March 03, 2015

TUESDAY: A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in Portland yesterday. It's the latest shooting in a season that has already seen an unusually high number of violent incidents.

U of O Debating How To Reduce Sexual Assault On Campus

OPB | Nov. 06, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll talk with members of the University of Oregon Senate Task Force to Address Sexual Assault and Survivor Support about how the university is moving forward.

News Roundtable: October 31, 2014

OPB | Oct. 31, 2014

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

La Grande Courthouse Will Replace Building Used By Domestic Violence Shelter

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014

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.

Responses To Gang Violence: The GIFT Program

OPB | Oct. 08, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn about an inter-agency effort to prevent gang violence in Multnomah County: the Gang Impacted Family Team (GIFT) program.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).

Responses To Gang Violence: 11:45

OPB | July 22, 2014

TUESDAY: We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.

Responding To Summer Gang Violence

OPB | July 14, 2014

MONDAY: Two members of Portland's Gang Violence Task Force discuss how officers are responding to the recent spate of gang-related shootings and their broader approach to combat youth violence.

Taking Stock Of Gang Activity In Multnomah County

OPB | July 10, 2014

THURSDAY: The Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment compiles data and anecdotal information about gang activity and prevention efforts.

Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq Intensifies

OPB | June 16, 2014

MONDAY: One of the first responders for Mercy Corps recently returned from Iraq and joins us to talk about what things look like there.

OSU Group Wants To Promote Healthy Masculinity

OPB | May 16, 2014

FRIDAY: An OSU men's program hopes to promotes healthy, responsible masculine identities, and educate men about sexual violence.

Albany Student Accused In High School Bomb Plot

OPB | May 28, 2013

A 17-year-old high school student arrested last week in Albany is due in court Tuesday afternoon.

Study Finds Gun Laws Correlate With Gun Deaths

OPB | March 13, 2013

A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.

Arun Gandhi Discusses Nonviolence In A Violent World

OPB | Feb. 25, 2013

The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is in Oregon to talk about the relevance of his grandfather's legacy today.

Why Do We Watch Violent Entertainment?

OPB | Jan. 31, 2013

Violent videogames and movies have faced criticism in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook. Why is there a market for that media in the first place?

Are Violent Video Games Related to Violence in Real Life?

OPB | Jan. 16, 2013

Violent video games are often blamed for violence in the real world. How much of an influence do these games have?

PPB Ramps Up Gang Enforcement

OPB | June 19, 2012

Portland Police Bureau is redistributing resources to target gang violence prevention this summer.

Soldiers, Veterans, and Abuse

OPB | Jan. 23, 2012

According to newly released data, the rate of suicide among veterans has dropped (but risen among active duty soldiers), and the incidents of domestic abuse and child abuse among veterans have increased. We'll find out what's happening.