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Tom Spanbauer Honored With Literary Arts Award

OPB | April 14, 2015

The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.

Investigation Finds Mobile-Home Company Deceives Borrowers

OPB | April 09, 2015

A Seattle Times series highlights the controversial lending practices of the nation's biggest homebuilder, Clayton Homes.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after he disappeared from his Army post in Afghanistan, is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

President Obama Wants Authorization For Military Force Against ISIS

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State and associated forces.

Author James McBride On Manhood, Family, And Abolitionist John Brown

OPB | Jan. 01, 2015

THURSDAY: We're listening back to our conversation with author and National Book Award winner James McBride.

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014

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

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

OPB | Oct. 16, 2014

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.

New Play About Escalation Of The Vietnam War Comes To Oregon

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: "The Ghosts of Tonkin" focuses on Oregon Senator Wayne Morse and his opposition to the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution in 1964.

News Roundtable: September 19, 2014

OPB | Sept. 19, 2014

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

News Roundtable: September 12, 2014

OPB | Sept. 12, 2014

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

The Backstory On The Bosnian War Criminal Arrested In Beaverton

OPB | July 29, 2014

TUESDAY: The first woman convicted of Bosnian war crimes was arrested in Beaverton in 2011.

Evaluating The Use And Future Of U.S. Drones

OPB | July 07, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the co-author of the recently released report on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones.

What It's Like When Your Spouse Is A War Reporter

OPB | June 09, 2014

MONDAY: Nathan Deuel chronicles his experience as a new dad in the Middle East while his wife, Kelly McEvers, was covering the Arab Spring for NPR.

News Roundtable: June 6, 2014

OPB | June 06, 2014

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

Idaho Town Cancels Celebration Amid Bergdahl Controversy

OPB | June 05, 2014

THURSDAY: Residents of Bowe Bergdahl's hometown are defending their support of the recently released soldier as more details emerge about the circumstances of his capture.

Sebastian Junger Talks About Korengal

OPB | June 04, 2014

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4: Award-winning journalist, Sebastian Junger, talks about Korengal, his new documentary about the Afghanistan War.

Bowe Bergdahl Released

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: Sgt. Bergdahl has been a prisoner of war for nearly five years. Now, his parents are preparing to welcome him home to Hailey, Idaho.

Rebroadcast: Local Veterans Talk With Author Phil Klay

OPB | May 26, 2014

MONDAY: In this special rebroadcast, we explore the realities of war, the effects of loss and the challenges of reintegration with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Author Phil Klay In Conversation With Local Veterans

OPB | March 18, 2014

TUESDAY: We explore the realities of war and reintegration with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.