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'OPB Politics Now': The Politics Of Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 2:56 p.m.

OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman join host Julie Sabatier to talk about the political, financial, and environmental complexities of wildfire.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Senator Jeff Merkley

OPB | Aug. 25, 2017 noon

What were you thinking about in the news this week? Also, we talk to Senator Jeff Merkley, who just got back from a trip to the Korean peninsula.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Gov Race Brings In The Money

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 8:54 a.m.

It's early, but big money is already flowing into the 2018 Oregon gubernatorial race.

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Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Reflects On 2017 Session, What's Next

OPB | July 12, 2017 4:44 p.m.

The 2017 legislative session ended with a mix of victories and disappointments for Oregon Governor Kate Brown. 

Think Out Loud

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | July 11, 2017 noon | Portland

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

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'OPB Politics Now': Lurching Towards Sine Die

OPB | June 29, 2017 3:10 p.m.

Oregon’s legislative session is almost over and billions of dollars in transportation funding hangs in the balance. Why is it so hard for lawmakers to agree on something they all say they support?

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Sanders Promoting New Blood In Democrats But Impact Unclear

AP | April 20, 2017 11:56 a.m.

Bernie Sanders, who attracted millions of college-aged and young adults to his presidential campaign last year, is following through on a promise he made when he left the race: to promote younger leaders for the Democratic Party.

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'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

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'OPB Politics Now': Money, Money, Money

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Host Julie Sabatier talks with OPB political reporters Chris Lehman and Jeff Mapes about Oregon’s budget picture, and how it could be affected by federal action on health care and international trade. 

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Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 midnight

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

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'OPB Politics Now': Washington State's Resistance To Trump

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?

'OPB Politics Now': Power Shifts In The Oregon Delegation

OPB | Dec. 9, 2016 11 a.m.

How will Oregon's Congressional delegation deal with the new political realities in Washington, D.C.?

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Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

OPB | Dec. 6, 2016 noon

We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.

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'OPB Politics Now': What Trump Means For The Northwest

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 3:14 p.m.

What will a Donald Trump presidency mean for the Northwest?

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'OPB Politics Now': Election Results And The Urban/Rural Divide

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 10:08 a.m.

In this episode, host Geoff Norcross, OPB senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and Olympia reporter Austin Jenkins wrap up the 2016 election and discuss the role of the urban/rural divide in the Pacific Northwest.

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The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Nov. 9, 2016 noon

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.

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Idaho Republicans Expected To Win Big In General Election

AP | Nov. 7, 2016 8:43 a.m.

Republicans are expected to dominate Tuesday's election, with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump predicted to easily win Idaho's four electoral votes and all three of the Republican congressional candidates likely to secure their bids for re-election.

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With Fewer Legal Tools In Hand, Justice Department Prepares To Monitor Election

NPR | Nov. 7, 2016 8:27 a.m.

More than 500 monitors and observers will watch polling sites in 28 states and looking for voting rights violations, such as whether voters are discriminated against because of their race or language.

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Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 noon

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

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OPB Politics Now: The Surprisingly Exciting Race For Secretary Of State

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016 1:12 p.m.

Host Geoff Norcross along with OPB political reporters Jeff Mapes and Chris Lehman talk about the Secretary of State’s race, which is surprisingly interesting this year!