Nation | Politics | Economy | History | News | NW Life | Environment | Northwest Wildfires 2017OPB | 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.
The 2017 legislative session ended with a mix of victories and disappointments for Oregon Governor Kate Brown.
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.
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.
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.
Communities | Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?
How will Oregon's Congressional delegation deal with the new political realities in Washington, D.C.?
Communities | Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
Nation | NW Life | Entertainment | Recreation | History | News | Books | Arts | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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!