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Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | May 24, 2017 noon

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

Arts | News | Nation | Think Out Loud

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | May 23, 2017 noon

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.

News | Politics | local

Former Oregon Child Welfare Director Felt 'Vilified' Before Resignation

Statesman Journal | May 22, 2017 7:25 a.m.

Lena Alhusseini, Oregon's former child welfare program director, told an advisor to Gov. Kate Brown in March that she felt "targeted and vilified" after coming to the post last November, emails obtained by the Statesman Journal show.

Energy | News | Environment | Sustainability | local | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

What The Northwest Could Learn From Japan's Eco-Friendly 'Smart Homes'

OPB/EarthFix | May 22, 2017 6 a.m.

Japan's "smart homes" combine solar panels, electric cars and batteries not only to save energy but also to supply their own power when disaster strikes.

Books | Science | Health | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Siddhartha Mukherjee

OPB | May 24, 2017 9 p.m.

Tonight, Siddhartha Mukherjee recounts the history of genetic science and discovery, and explores the implications of modern genetic research. 

News | local

Oregon Department Of Environmental Quality Servers Breached

Statesman Journal | May 21, 2017 9:24 a.m.

There is no evidence that sensitive information has been compromised, said Matt Shelby, state Department of Administrative Services spokesman.

Politics | News | Economy | Business | local

Oregon Is Sitting On $3.3 Billion In Bad Debt

Statesman Journal | May 21, 2017 9:06 a.m.

Lawmakers can’t fully trust the numbers they get from the Oregon Department of Revenue — which collects more than $8 billion a year in taxes — because repeated audits uncovered “significant” and “material weakness” in the agency’s accounting system.

News | local | Health

How Oregon Is Trying To Fix Its Chronic Disease Crisis

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

In 2012, Oregon crafted a sweeping, five-year master plan to tackle a growing chronic disease crisis. That plan expires in June and has missed nearly every goal.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 8-14

opbmusic | May 15, 2017 10 a.m.

In Mind by Real Estate is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Michael Ondaatje

OPB | May 17, 2017 9 p.m.

Michael Ondaatje shares multiple sequences from his critically acclaimed fourth novel, "Anil’s Ghost." 

Nation | News | Entertainment | Politics

'SNL' Host Melissa McCarthy Brings 'Spicey' Back To Troll An Already Bizarre Week

NPR | May 14, 2017 5:04 a.m.

In the end, perhaps, the bar was set too high for the Saturday Night Live episode that was to follow an already baffling series of news events.

News | Environment | local

Washington State Presses Feds For Cleanup At Hanford

Northwest News Network | May 11, 2017 11:30 a.m.

Washington state is taking legal action against the U.S. government after a tunnel full of radioactive waste collapsed Tuesday at the Hanford nuclear site.

News | Environment | local

Hanford Contractors Begin Filling Collapsed Tunnel With Soil

Northwest News Network | May 10, 2017 9:38 a.m.

Contractors are building a road to a collapsed train tunnel site at the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state. Their goal is to keep any radioactive contamination from escaping the hole that was found Tuesday.


opbmusic Airplay Chart, May 1-7

opbmusic | May 8, 2017 11:38 a.m.

Pure Comedy by Father John Misty is the most-played album on the opbmusic broadcast.

Books | Arts | NW Life | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Liars' League

OPB | May 10, 2017 9 p.m.

In this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Liars’ League PDX presents stories on the theme “Natives & Transplants.”

Recreation | News | Sports | local

Wondolowski Reaches 125 Goals As Earthquakes Top Timbers 3-0

AP | May 7, 2017 8:13 a.m. | San Jose, California

Chris Wondolowski scored two goals, reaching 125 for his career, and the San Jose Earthquakes smothered the Portland Timbers 3-0 on Saturday night.

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Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | May 8, 2017 noon

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

News | local

Head Of Oregon's Department Of Human Services Announces Retirement

OPB | May 5, 2017 2:26 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The Oregon Department of Human Services will have a new director this fall. The current head of the agency, Clyde Saiki, is retiring after a three-decade career in state government. 

NW Life | Arts | local

At Overlook Film Festival: A Chance To Live In A Horror Movie

OPB | May 5, 2017 midnight | Mount Hood, Oregon

Overlook Film Festival attendees were given an opportunity to play a 24 hour, four-day immersive horror game. 

NW Life | Music | Books | Arts | Entertainment | local | State of Wonder

Colson Whitehead And Yaa Gyasi | Oregon Eclipse | Flintstones Revamped | Overlook Horror Fest

OPB | May 6, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.