OPB | Dec. 07, 2016
Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs.
OPB | Dec. 06, 2016
We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.
OPB | Dec. 05, 2016
We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2016
We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2016
Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.
OPB | Nov. 22, 2016
We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.
OPB | Oct. 31, 2016
Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren.
OPB | Oct. 13, 2016
Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.
OPB | Nov. 02, 2016
Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.
OPB | Nov. 07, 2016
We hear about some unusual voting issues in Oregon and Washington, presidential powers writ large, and the staggering influence of Facebook.
OPB | Nov. 03, 2016
We hear why bestselling Portland author Chelsea Cain recently shut down her Twitter account. We'll also talk to the state's first elder abuse prosecutor and end with an interview with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.
OPB | Oct. 28, 2016
The verdict is in for the trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers. All seven defendants were found not guilty of conspiring to impede federal workers of doing their jobs. We'll talk about the verdict, reaction to it and what it might mean for federal workers and patriot movements going forward.
OPB | Nov. 02, 2016
High school students from around Portland gathered in North Portland to share their personal stories, their experiences and what the American Dream means to them.
OPB | Oct. 27, 2016
We talk about some big stories of the week on the News Roundtable, hear from the candidates running for attorney general, and talk about the lasting effects of an urban-rural exchange program.
OPB | Oct. 18, 2016
Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans.
OPB | Oct. 13, 2016
Protests about the city council vote on the new Portland Police contract resulted in 10 arrests. Also, we get an update on humanitarian efforts in Haiti, hear the latest in our American Dream series, and learn about a possible change in how to prosecute drug crimes.
OPB | Oct. 05, 2016
We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.
OPB | Sept. 29, 2016
We hear from the candidates running for Portland City Commissioner position 4. Then we hear about the law enforcement response to homelessness in Eugene.
OPB | Sept. 26, 2016
A campaign to bring the Olympics to Oregon, how quince is like croquet, and a brand new taste.
OPB | Sept. 22, 2016
Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.