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Covering Terrorism Cases | Elder Abuse | Grand Jury Recordings

OPB | June 26, 2017 noon

We hear about disparities in domestic terrorism prosecutions, the latest on Oregon's "elder abuse epidemic," and a bill that would require grand juries proceedings be recorded.

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Al Franken: 'Giant Of The Senate'

OPB | June 23, 2017 noon

Comedian turned U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to a packed audience in Portland about his new memoir, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate."

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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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Talking Business | Kitzhaber Investigation | Slants' Trademark Case | Good Samaritan Bill

OPB | June 20, 2017 noon

We get updates on business news, The Slants' Supreme Court case, the investigation into former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, and a bill to protect people who break into hot cars to save kids and pets.

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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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Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | June 12, 2017 noon

How do you describe a ghost town?