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William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Oregonian Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

During World War II, lawyer Minoru Yasui challenged the military curfews in place for German nationals, Italian nationals, and anyone with Japanese ancestry.

Unexpected Families: Claire Vaye Watkins, Mary Gaitskill, Kathleen Alcott

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015

A conversation with three authors about the families you're born into, and the ones you choose.

News Roundtable: November 20, 2015

OPB | Nov. 20, 2015

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


OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

Nathan Deuel's book chronicles his experience as a new dad in the Middle East while his wife, Kelly McEvers, was covering the Arab Spring for NPR.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

After fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan have been found around Oregon, we take a look at the history of this hate group in the state.

Metro Will Not Expand Urban Growth Boundary

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015

For the first time since the 1970s, Metro has voted not to expand the region's Urban Growth Boundary, saying there is enough room for the projected 400,000 new residents set to arrive in the next 20 years.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

Veterans Day Discussion: Coming Home In America

OPB | Nov. 12, 2015

How has the experience of coming back from war changed for veterans of wars, from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

First Latina Candidates Elected To Yakima City Council

OPB | Nov. 05, 2015

Yakima is 41 percent Latino or Hispanic, but there has never been a Latino elected to the city council.

REBROADCAST: Peter Rassmussen

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

Death With Dignity proponent Dr. Peter Rassmussen died at home yesterday after taking a fatal dose of drugs to end his life.

Oregon Police Agencies Struggle To Find Qualified Candidates

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

Many police applicants are failing the physical standards and background checks needed to become an officer.

Portland Considers New Permanent Rules For Uber, Lyft, And Cabs

OPB | Nov. 04, 2015

The Portland City Council will debate the proposed rules for cabs and ride service companies this week.

More Help On The Way For Service Members With TBI, Other Injuries

OPB | Nov. 05, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions. 

Local Races In Oregon & Washington

OPB | Nov. 02, 2015

We take a look at what's on local ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

Social Work At The Library

OPB | Nov. 03, 2015

A social worker has had success setting up an office in the Deschutes Public Library.

Marie Equi: The Lesbian Anarchist Doctor You Never Heard Of

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015

Marie Equi lived in Portland in the early 1900's as an out lesbian who worked as a doctor, performed abortions, and got involved in labor union movements.

Charlie Hales On Why He's Not Running And His Next 14 Months

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015

We talk to Charlie Hales about his surprise decision not to run for re-election what his next 14 months in office will look like.

Hales Is Out. Where Does That Leave The Portland Mayoral Race?

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales won't seek a second term. That leaves State Treasurer Ted Wheeler as the early favorite in the 2016 mayoral race.