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Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Feb. 5, 2016 1:45 p.m.

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

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

Portland Mayoral And Council Candidates Face Off On Arts And Culture

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 noon

Hear what went down Tuesday night as players in some of Portland's big races discussed the issues at the heart of the creative city: affordable artist space and housing, public funding for the arts, equity issues, and, of course, the arts tax.  

Arts | Politics | Think Out Loud

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

OPB | Jan. 21, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

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Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

OPB | Jan. 13, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.

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Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

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Reforming Oregon's Foster Care System

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 12:15 p.m.

Gov. Brown has called for an investigation into failures at the Department of Human Services.

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Legislative Days Overview

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Three days of hearings this week may provide hints about what bills the legislature will attempt to pass during the short session in February.

Politics | Environment | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: November 6, 2015

OPB | Nov. 6, 2015 12:06 p.m.

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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First Latina Candidates Elected To Yakima City Council

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Yakima is 41 percent Latino or Hispanic, but there has never been a Latino elected to the city council.

Books | Politics | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - October 28, 2015

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015 9 p.m.

Tonight on Literary Arts: The Archive Project, we feature author Jane Smiley. Join us as Smiley illuminates the connection between politics and the novel, contending that for a novel to be successful, an author must create a political world around their characters.