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News Roundtable | Latinx Pride | Remembering Frances Gabe

OPB | July 21, 2017 noon

Our panel of news watchers talks about some of the big stories this week, hear about the experience of the LGBTQ people in the Latinx community, and remember a "true American original" Frances Gabe.

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Oregon Arts Commission Chair Brian Rogers On Budget Cuts

OPB | July 17, 2017 7:29 a.m.

The Oregon Arts Commission is preparing to implement a 14 percent budget reduction. We sat down with the commission's executive director, Brian Rogers, to talk about the cuts' impact on the agency.

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3 Things About Arts In The 2017 Oregon Legislative Session

OPB | July 15, 2017 10:15 a.m.

With the overall Oregon budget in such grim shape, reductions in state support for the arts were expected.

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Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | July 6, 2017 noon | Portland

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

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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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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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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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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.

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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.