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Battle Ready: The Military's NW Environmental Legacy

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.

Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

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.

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

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.

Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

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.

Nicholson Baker And Michael Copperman: Teaching In Public Schools

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016

Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

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.

Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

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. 

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

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.

Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

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.

Voting Issues | Presidential Powers | Facebook, News And Democracy

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.

Elder Abuse Prosecutor | Cubs Win | Misogyny On Twitter | Gary Johnson

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.

Oregon Standoff Verdict: Not Guilty

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.

The Future Of The American Dream

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.

News Roundtable | Attorney General Race | Urban-Rural Exchange

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.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

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. 

PDX Police Contract Protests | American Dream: Working Mom | Haiti Update | Drug Crimes Prosecution

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.

SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

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.

Eudaly-Novick Debate | Law Enforcement and Homelessness In Eugene

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.

Olympics In Oregon | Quince and Croquet | A Sixth Sense: Starchiness

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016

A campaign to bring the Olympics to Oregon, how quince is like croquet, and a brand new taste.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

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.