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News Roundtable | Elliott State Forest | Solitary Confinement in Oregon

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 noon

We discuss some big stories this week on our news roundtable, learn more about the sale of the Elliott State Forest and hear about efforts to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Oregon prisons.

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Reaction To The Election

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 noon

We hear from Oregonians about how the election of Donald Trump as President may affect their lives.

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Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:06 p.m.

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.

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Portland Retiree Says He's 'Lucky' To Have Achieved The American Dream

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 noon

Retiree Dennis Goode says he was lucky to be able to achieve his American Dream. He doesn't think his kids or grandkids will necessarily be so lucky.

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Portland Homeless Couple Striving For A Scaled Down American Dream

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 noon

Robert and Monique Dock moved to Portland from Phoenix. After a series of setbacks and an eviction, both are employed, but they are still unable to find a place to live.

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An Artist Sees Portland In Stereoscopic Show

OPB | Sept. 15, 2016 1:41 p.m. | Portland

Sharita Towne’s photo exhibition on view this month at Newspace Center for Photography is designed to help people to see the gentrification of Portland in a new way.

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How Meaningful Is 'The American Dream' Today?

OPB | Sept. 7, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Our series on "The American Dream" explores the origin of the idea, and how it's playing out for Oregonians — from various walks of life — leading up to the presidential election.

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Talking Business | Airbnb Data | Marijuana Expungement

OPB | Aug. 30, 2016 noon

Oregonian/OregonLive's Jeff Manning fills us in on the latest regional business news. We also dig into some hard numbers about Portland's use of Airbnb, and find out who's getting their marijuana convictions expunged.

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Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 noon

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

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Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

OPB | May 17, 2016 noon

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.