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News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

OPB | May 19, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.

local | Arts | NW Life | Politics | State of Wonder

Luis Alfaro's Medea Takes On The Mexican Immigrant Experience

OPB | May 12, 2017 9:17 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

“Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles” recasts Euripides’ classic tale through the lens of Mexican immigrants’ experience.

Politics | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

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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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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Oregon's Death With Dignity Law More Widely Used But Some Physicians Still Skeptical

OPB | April 6, 2017 1 p.m.

A new study finds use of Oregon's Death with Dignity law has spiked in recent years.

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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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News Roundtable | Principals Respond To Campus Hate Speech | Second Malheur Verdict

OPB | March 10, 2017 noon

We take up some of the big stories in the news this week, then we hear from Oregon high school principals about recent hate speech on campus. We also hear about the verdict in the second trial of Malheur Refuge occupiers.

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

Lee Kelly | Thao And The Get Down Stay Down | Chicano Batman | NW Dance Project's 'Carmen' | Portland Arts Tax

OPB | March 11, 2017 noon

Is the Arts Tax unconstitutional? Also, music From Chicano Batman and Thao Nguyen, master sculptor Lee Kelly, and Northwest Dance Project does 'Carmen' with glamour and wit.

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Lumber Dispute | Inter-Generational Friendships | DACA Case

OPB | March 6, 2017 noon

We get the latest on a long-standing trade battle between the U.S. and Canada. Then we'll hear about the joy of inter-generational friendships. Plus, a man protected by DACA sues the federal government over his recent arrest.

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News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | March 3, 2017 noon

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.