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After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

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Portland Modeled Its Homeless Busing Program On San Francisco's

OPB | April 4, 2016 noon

Portland is about to start handing out bus tickets to homeless people who would have a better situation in other cities. That's something San Francisco has been doing for 10 years.

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Talking Business | Japanese-American Workers Exhibit | Robin Coste Lewis

OPB | Feb. 25, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We'll discuss the latest business news with Erik Siemers, talk about the "Uprooted" exhibit at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center, and meet poet Robin Coste Lewis.

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Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015 12:45 p.m.

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

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The Marijuana Banking Conundrum

OPB | Sept. 28, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Marijuana businesses face some significant challenges when it comes to banking, leading many to operate cash-only businesses. But solutions could be on the horizon.

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The Kicker Kicks

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

For the first time since 2007, Oregonians will receive a kicker. This time it will come in the form of a tax credit on 2015 tax returns.

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State of Wonder: Aug. 15, 2015 - Arts And Small Towns, A Love Story

OPB | Aug. 15, 2015 noon

What happens when small towns try to jump-start their economies with arts centers and cultural offerings? We find out with a road trip to Joseph, Burns, and Mighty Tieton, Washington.

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Seeking Solutions To Oregon's Shipping Crisis

OPB | Aug. 3, 2015 12:06 p.m.

All major container shipping companies have left the Port of Portland. That means imports and exports must now go through other ports. State agencies are hosting workshops to brainstorm new ways to keep trade alive in Oregon.

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Talking Business

OPB | July 28, 2015 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Scott Nelson, business editor at The Oregonian, stops in for our regular business news update.

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DeFazio Speaks Out Against Proposed Free Trade Agreement

OPB | Jan. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: U.S Representative Peter DeFazio of Oregon is leading a contingent of environmentalists, labor groups, and internet freedom advocates in opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership.