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Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

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Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 noon

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

local | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Ralph Nader | Retro Video Games

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable will take up some of the biggest stories of the week. We'll also hear from former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and two of the people behind the annual Portland Retro Gaming Expo.

News | Think Out Loud

Office of Emergency Management | Infrastructure Resiliency | Psychology of Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 noon

Why don't we prepare for earthquakes, even though we know they are coming? And just what might happen along the Oregon coast when the massive earthquake and tsunami hit?

NW Life | local | News | Think Out Loud

$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

Nation | News | Arts | Think Out Loud

Filmmakers From Portland's Grant High School Go To The White House

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 3:30 p.m.

Four students from Portland's made a film about racism that was one of the 15 finalists in the White House Student Film Festival.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 noon

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

NW Life | local | Science | Health | News | Education

Beaverton 8th-Grader's Project Wows At Google Science Fair

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016 2:27 p.m. | Portland

Anushka Naiknaware won the LEGO Education Builder Award in the 2016 Google Science Fair with her "smart wound care" project. She is this year's youngest winner.

Music | NW Life | Entertainment | Arts | News | State of Wonder

Drive-By Truckers | Art Museum Expansion | Tin House Fiction Contest | Malia Jensen

OPB | Oct. 8, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we meet southern rock's philosopher kings, the Drive-By Truckers; visual artist Malia Jensen; PNCA's new president; and the fantastic ceramicist Chris Antemann.

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Google Science Fair Winner | Comedian Bri Pruett | Japan Loves Portland

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016 noon

We hear from an Oregonian who is this year's youngest Google Science Fair winner and a Portland comedian whose solo show draws on her dating life. And we explore Japan's love for all things Portland.