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News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood

OPB | June 22, 2017 noon

Oregon's working on making state IDs compliant with federal regulations. Portland's Good in the Hood Festival continues despite racist threats. Also, our news roundtable discusses the latest headlines.

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Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID | First Female Portland Police Chief On PPB

OPB | June 21, 2017 noon

We hear about a state bill to create a public records advocate, a new non-binary gender option on OR driver's licenses, and the search for a new Portland police chief from the nation's first female chief.

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News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | June 16, 2017 noon

Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.

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Sen. Merkley | 'Ricochet River'

OPB | June 15, 2017 noon

We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.

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Publishing A Felony Conviction | American War

OPB | June 13, 2017 noon

Local author Omar El Akkad's new book is fiction, but it feels distressingly realistic. Also, we talk to Oregonian reporter Danny Moran about his story on OSU pitcher Luke Heimlich.

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Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | June 14, 2017 noon

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

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News Roundtable | Bartending Competition | Senator Lew Frederick

OPB | June 9, 2017 noon

Democratic state senator Lew Frederick reflects on Portland's police chief search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week, and a local bartender represents Portland in a national competition.

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Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | June 8, 2017 noon

Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.

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Class of 2025: Fourth Grade

OPB | June 5, 2017 noon

We hear from parents, kids, and teachers involved in OPB’s Class of 2025 project.

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News Roundtable | Mental Health And Terrorism | Julius Achon

OPB | June 2, 2017 noon

We talk to former Portlander, Olympic runner Julius Achon, who is now a parliament member in his native Uganda. Also, how do we talk about mental health and acts of public violence? And our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week.