OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017
A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2016
We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.
OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2016
A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2014
TUESDAY: The Oregon Youth Authority hopes to bring in more foster parents to care for some of the hardest kids to place — those who are in the criminal justice system already.
OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2014
FRIDAY: After a bear was removed from a tree in NE Portland this week, we wanted to know what kinds of policies are in place to deal with wildlife in urban areas.
OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2014
MONDAY: A new audit by the Oregon Secretary of State's office shows the state has a poor track record when it comes to helping welfare recipients become self-sufficient.
OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2014
THURSDAY: The court reversed a misdemeanor conviction for animal neglect, throwing out evidence from a veterinarian who tested a dog without a warrant.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2014
TUESDAY: A six-year-old American citizen is being sent to live with her father in Mexico who has a history of violence.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health and Science University is taking heat from a national animal rights group for four incidents that resulted in the deaths of research primates.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2013
WEDNESDAY: An animal rights group has filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a chimpanzee named Tommy, in an effort to take him from his owners and have him put in a sanctuary.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2013
On Tuesday, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced a 15 cent increase in the state's hourly minimum wage for 2014.
OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2013
We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2013
In this memoir, Jake Dekker tells the unlikely story of how he ended up adopting his son Danny from the foster care system in Washington.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2012
We'll speak with Evan Gibson, who helped rescue eight children from drowning over the weekend.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2012
A state audit prepared by Secretary of State Kate Brown's office recommends improvements to the child welfare system in Oregon.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 28, 2011
What are the options for treating children with autism in Oregon?
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2011
The Skidmore Prize is given by the Willamette Week to four people 35 or under in recognition of the significant work they do with non-profits in the community. We'll talk with some of the winners.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2011
The primatologist and activist Jane Goodall joins us to talk about chimps, humans, war and peace.
OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2011
Local restaurateur and chef Naomi Pomeroy would like to know where the meat she serves at her restaurant Beast comes from. Does that matter to you?