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PPS Superintendent Didn't Ask For Results Of Lead Tests

OPB | June 10, 2016 noon

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith says even though she knew lead testing was taking place at a Portland school, she never asked to see the results of those tests.  

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News Roundtable | Lead Paint At Portland School | 'The Jungle'

OPB | June 3, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.

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Living With HIV For 30 Years

OPB | May 24, 2016 noon

Kevin Howard was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He thought he'd be dead in two years.

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The Archive Project - March 23, 2016

OPB | March 23, 2016 9 p.m.

On this episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project, food journalist and author Mark Bittman contrasts nutrition with “nonfood” and calls added sugar “the tobacco of the twenty-first century.”

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Oregon Could Go Back To State-Based Health Exchange

OPB | Dec. 17, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Costs will go up if Oregon sticks with the federally run healthcare.gov. So, the state is exploring other options.

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Should A Minor Be Allowed To Refuse Life-Saving Care?

OPB | Nov. 10, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Isolde Raftery shares a story of a young Jehovah's Witness in Washington state who was allowed to refuse a life-saving blood transfusion.

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Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.

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The Effect Of War On The Families Of Veterans

OPB | Oct. 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Stacy Bannerman's new book focuses on the devastating impacts of war on the families of veterans.

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The Archive Project - September 30, 2015

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015 9 p.m.

Episode 48 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Toni Morrison. She discusses how her work—specifically in her novels Beloved and Jazz—examines the evolution of racial self-regard in African Americans. 

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The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

OPB | July 27, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. We look back on what effect it has had.