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Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 04, 2016

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016

We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.

Harney County Occupiers Speak | Burns Update | Affordable Housing | Portland Audit

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016

We hear from two of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge, then turn to a discussion about the role of builders in affordable housing, and then hear about a new Portland audit that says millions in grants are being awarded with little oversight. 

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Killed

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016

We bring you the latest from southeast Oregon, where some of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge  in Harney County have been arrested and one has been killed.

Latest From Harney County Standoff And Community Reactions

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016

We bring you the latest news out of Harney County, where eight militants who were occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested and LeVoy Finicum was killed. We also get reaction from the community around Burns.

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

OPB | Jan. 21, 2016

Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

Week 3 In Harney County | Rehab | Affordable Housing | 'Moby Dick'

OPB | Jan. 20, 2016

We're talking about: the armed occupation in Harney County, a new drug rehab facility in Sweet Home, a housing developer who donated property for a homeless shelter and the modern day resonance of "Moby Dick."

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.

News Roundtable: Jan. 15, 2016 | 'Once They Were Hats'

OPB | Jan. 15, 2016

We talk with our rotating panel of news watchers about some of the big stories of the week, and then with the author of "Once They Were Hats," a new natural history of the beaver.

Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016

We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.

Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

OPB | Jan. 13, 2016

We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.

Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

News Roundtable Jan. 8, 2016 | Lily Tomlin

OPB | Jan. 08, 2016

We look back at some of the big stories in the week's news; then we talk with Lily Tomlin, who's in Portland next week for a one-woman show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Women In Policing | Conservationists And Cattlemen On Land Management

OPB | Jan. 07, 2016

We talk with female police officers about what it's like to work in largely male forces. We hear two more perspectives on the occupation in Harney County: Oregon Wild, and the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.

More Access To Birthcontrol Starts Jan. 1

OPB | Dec. 28, 2015

The law allowing pharmacists to prescribe birth control takes effect in the new year.

State Officials Warn: Beware Of Landslides

OPB | Dec. 18, 2015

We'll talk to the chief scientist with the state's geology department about the landslides that Oregon's already seen, and slides they think are imminent.

News Roundtable: Dec. 18, 2015

OPB | Dec. 18, 2015

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

What Does The Fed's Interest Rate Increase Mean For Oregon?

OPB | Dec. 17, 2015

An increase in the interest rate is supposed to signal a healthy economy. Is that the case in Oregon?

Dante James On The City Of Portland's Equity Priorities

OPB | Dec. 17, 2015

We talk to the director of Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights about what he's accomplished in the last four years and his hopes for the future.