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Homeless Campus | News Roundtable | Native Fashion Now

OPB | June 17, 2016

Developer Homer Williams joins us to talk about a new way to address wide-spread homelessness. We discuss some of the biggest stories of week with our panel of news watchers. And we wrap up the hour with a look at the Portland Art Museum's exhibit of Native American designers.

After Orlando Shooting, Christian Activist Urges Religious Compassion

OPB | June 14, 2016

The activist and author of "God and the Gay Christian" spoke to Think Out Loud host Dave Miller ahead of his Portland event promoting an inclusive Christian view of sexual minorities.

Denser Portland? | Gay Christians | Native Language Teacher

OPB | June 14, 2016

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, we talk to a gay Christian reform activist about religion and sexuality. We also learn about new plans that might allow for denser residential development in close-in Portland. And we hear from one of the last speakers of the native language Ichishkiin.

Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

OPB | June 09, 2016

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

'Shrill' Author Lindy West | UO President Michael Schill

OPB | June 07, 2016

We talk to writer Lindy West about her new memoir called "Shrill," and University of Oregon president Michael Schill fills us in on his first year on the job.

Lead In Schools | The Disappearing West | Marijuana Ice Cream | Comic Amy Miller

OPB | June 02, 2016

We talk with a Portland Public Schools board member about lead and radon and get insights on disappearing land in the American west. We'll also hear about marijuana-infused ice cream and talk to Amy Miller, named Portland's funniest person in 2015.

PPS Update | Oregon Air Quality | Portland State University Overview | Taxes

OPB | June 01, 2016

We get an update on the controversy over lead in the water at Portland Public Schools. The Department of Environmental Quality joins us to discuss air quality monitoring. We also check in with the President of Portland State University, and learn about what could be the most contentious issue on Oregon's November ballot.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales | Lead In PPS Water | Zombie Homes

OPB | May 31, 2016

We check in with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales about what he hopes to accomplish in his last few months in office. We'll get the latest about the lead found in two schools in the Portland Public School district. And Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn talks about his series on so-called “zombie homes,” or abandoned properties, in Portland.

Forty-Eight Hour Rule | Death Penalty In Oregon | Bonsai

OPB | May 24, 2016

We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.

News Roundtable | Lead Poisoning | QDoc At 10

OPB | May 20, 2016

Our news roundtable guests dig into local and regional election results. We learn more about the business of electronics recycling in the Pacific Northwest. And QDoc co-founder David Weissman talks about this unique 10-year-old festival going on this weekend. 

Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

OPB | May 17, 2016

A researcher says African-Americans are leaving Portland at high rates, and that 11.5 percent of the black community has left in the last four years. But a local expert disagrees.

OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

OPB | May 17, 2016

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

REBROADCAST: Adam Gopnik

OPB | May 19, 2016

We listen back to a conversation with New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik 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.

The Occupation Effect | Endorsement Roundtable | Voter Vox

OPB | May 16, 2016

We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election.  We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.

Rebroadcast: Portland Mayoral Debate 2016

OPB | May 12, 2016

We revisit our conversation with six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland ahead of the May 17 primary election.

Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

OPB | May 11, 2016

We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.

Trump Support In Southern Oregon | GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off

OPB | May 10, 2016

We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.

Funding US Schools | Kicking Oil To The Curb | Bundy Trial

OPB | May 05, 2016

We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Conservative Conservationism | National Vote By Mail | Drive-In Movies

OPB | May 04, 2016

A new study looks into the ways environmental messaging should change if it is going to appeal to conservatives. We hear from Oregon's senior Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal to expand Oregon’s vote-by-mail system nationwide. The 99W Drive-In Theatre in Newberg is hoping to get your vote for best drive-in movie theater in the country.

Gun Culture | American Isolationism

OPB | May 03, 2016

Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.