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Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | April 17, 2017 noon

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

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News Roundtable | Suicides In Prison | Train Whistles In La Grande

OPB | April 14, 2017 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.

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Migrant College Program | Bridging The Budget Gap | Sandy Hook Parents

OPB | April 11, 2017 noon

Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, share their story. Also, a college program for migrant farm workers in Eastern Oregon, and a new report suggesting ways to bridge the state's budget gap.

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Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of Energy

OPB | April 10, 2017 noon

A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.

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'You Don't Want To Know How Crazy I Am': Meet Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | March 29, 2017 noon

Senate President Peter Courtney reflects on the role he played in former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation, as well as other highlights and lowlights from his long career. "You don't want to know how crazy I am," he says. But you really do.

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Coast Trail | Senate President Peter Courtney

OPB | March 29, 2017 noon

Oregon's longest serving lawmaker, Peter Courtney joins us for an extended interview. And we discuss an effort to complete the Oregon Coast Trail.

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Talking Business | Grand Jury Transcripts | Concealed Carry Reciprocity | Medicine Costs

OPB | March 28, 2017 noon

The latest local business news, a movement to extend reciprocity between states for concealed carry permits, grand jury transcripts in the Quanice Hayes case, and an in-depth look at how pharmaceutical companies set the prices for drugs.

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SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

OPB | March 27, 2017 noon

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

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Sen. Wyden On Comey's Testimony | News Roundtable | Autism Study

OPB | March 24, 2017 noon

Sen. Ron Wyden joins us to reflect on the House intelligence committee hearing earlier this week. A professor at PSU will study how people on the autism spectrum succeed in the workplace. And our news roundtable takes up the biggest news of the week.

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Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | March 23, 2017 noon

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.