Masha Gessen On Speaking Out In Putin's Russia

OPB |March 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Masha Gessen has long been a critic of Vladimir Putin's government, but it wasn't until recently that she felt threatened enough to leave Russia.

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB |Jan. 09, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

PDX Relief Launches To Help Typhoon Victims In The Philippines

OPB |Nov. 25, 2013 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A coalition of Filipino-American groups, other nonprofits and individuals have formed a task force to bring relief to typhoon victims in the Philippines.

Seven Months in Iran

OPB |Oct. 30, 2013 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: An Iranian native and his American wife left their daily routines behind in Oregon to travel around his homeland for seven months.

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