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How To Get Foster Parents For Kids In The OYA

OPB | 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.

When Wild Animals Come To The City

OPB | 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.

Oregon Struggling To Help Welfare Recipients Find Work

OPB | 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.

Oregon Appeals Court Ruling Addresses Warrantless Search Of Animals

OPB | 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.

Girl Going To Mexico To Live With Felon Father Raises Questions

OPB | 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.

OHSU Explains 10 Accidental Primate Deaths

OPB | 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.

Should Animals Have Legal Personhood?

OPB | Dec. 04, 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.

Do Minimum Wage Increases Help The Poor?

OPB | Sept. 18, 2013

On Tuesday, Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian announced a 15 cent increase in the state's hourly minimum wage for 2014.

Documentary Highlights International Adoption Delays

OPB | April 03, 2013

We'll talk with the executive producer of "Stuck," a film that highlights the long wait for international adoptions. 

Jake Dekker Talks About One Kid At A Time

OPB | 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. 

Eight Children Saved from Drowning at Hagg Lake

OPB | Sept. 17, 2012

We'll speak with Evan Gibson, who helped rescue eight children from drowning over the weekend. 

Improving Oregon's Child Welfare System

OPB | Aug. 02, 2012

A state audit prepared by Secretary of State Kate Brown's office recommends improvements to the child welfare system in Oregon.

Medical Treatment for Autism

OPB | Nov. 28, 2011

What are the options for treating children with autism in Oregon?

Skidmore Prize

OPB | Nov. 08, 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.

Jane Goodall

OPB | Oct. 06, 2011

The primatologist and activist Jane Goodall joins us to talk about chimps, humans, war and peace.

Knowing Your Meat

OPB | 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?

Families Facing Cuts

OPB | May 03, 2011

Lawmakers are considering cuts to needy families. We'll explore what they would mean.

Staying in the System

OPB | April 20, 2011

Why do generations of the same family show up repeatedly in the family court system?

Legislating Wolves

OPB | April 05, 2011

Oregon ranchers want to see changes to state laws that protect wolves.

Sealing the Cracks in Foster Care

OPB | March 04, 2011

We'll look at the cracks in Oregon's foster care system that allow cases of abuse to go unchecked.