We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class.
We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.
Despite emotional testimony from some residents, the Albany City Council rejected an attempt to add the words "diversity" and "equity" to a city code.
Education | News | local | CommunitiesOPB | July 6, 2016 2:26 p.m. | Portland
Paul Anthony says Portland Public Schools is discriminating against children of color by not offering the same courses at schools where they attend in higher numbers.
A new Oregon study examines why 20 percent of students miss school more than once every two weeks. The study focused on why Native American students, other students of color and children with disabilities are absent even more
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We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.
The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.
Oregon has increased the diversity of its teaching ranks in recent years, but not as quickly as the student body is diversifying, according to a new report.
Forestry | Environment | Communities | Technology | Land | Recreation | History | Fish & WildlifeOPB/EarthFix | June 17, 2015 9:30 p.m. | Ruch, Oregon
An Oregon conservation group is hoping to use a new technology to inspire more people to visit and protect public lands.
MONDAY: The 'Rooney Rule' requires public universities in Oregon to interview at least one minority candidate when hiring for coaching positions. Some advocates think think the state needs to monitor compliance.
TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.