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Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | April 26, 2017 noon

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

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Blazers Season Recap | Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age

OPB | April 25, 2017 noon

We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

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News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | April 20, 2017 noon | Portland

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

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Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | April 19, 2017 noon

How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.

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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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Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | April 18, 2017 noon

We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.

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5 Ways Cars May Radically Change Cities In The Future

OPB | April 5, 2017 12:15 p.m.

University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.

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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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Geek Love Exhibit | Distracted Driving | Syrian Photographer

OPB | April 13, 2017 noon | Portland

We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.

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Legislative Update | The Nez Perce War

OPB | April 12, 2017 noon | Portland

The Nez Perce were driven out of Oregon's Wallowa Valley by a man who had dedicated his life to equality for America's former slaves. Also, we get an update on what bills are still alive in the Legislature.