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Green Cannabis | 'Viewpoint Diversity' | Reedies Against Racism

OPB | Oct. 17, 2017 noon

We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class. 

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News Roundtable | Teaching Diversity At Reed | Movie Madness

OPB | Oct. 13, 2017 noon

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.

News | local | Politics

Albany Will Not Add Words 'Diversity' And 'Equity' To City Code

AP | July 13, 2017 1:03 p.m. | Albany, Oregon

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 | Communities

PPS Board Member Says Funding Changes Would Fix Civil Rights Issue

OPB | 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.

Education | News | local

Oregon Asks Why So Many Students Miss So Much School

OPB | May 27, 2016 1:36 p.m. | Portland

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

Music | Arts | local

opbmusic's Weekend Fix: case/lang/veirs, Divers, and Esme Patterson

opbmusic | April 15, 2016 7 a.m.

Listen to new sounds from the broadcast at opbmusic.

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Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Jan. 14, 2016 12:06 p.m.

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.

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Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Nov. 6, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

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Campaign Seeks Culturally Diverse Children's Books

OPB | Oct. 20, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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.

Music | Sessions

Divers Unleash Intense Live Show At OPB

opbmusic | July 14, 2015 10:35 a.m.

Portland punk rock band Divers bring their intense live show to the opbmusic studios.

Education | News | local

Oregon Schools Show Modest Progress In Teacher Diversity

OPB | July 9, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Portland

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 & Wildlife

Oregon Environmentalists Use Google Trekker To Track Down Conservation Support

OPB/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.     

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Legislative Hearing Asks Whether Minority Hiring Law Needs More Teeth

OPB | March 18, 2015 12:20 p.m.

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.

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"Lowriders In Space" Is A Unique Graphic Novel For Kids

OPB | Nov. 4, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: "Lowriders In Space" follows the interstellar adventures of mechanic Lupe Impala and her sidekicks El Chavo Flapjack Octopus and Elirio Malaria.

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A Conversation With NPR's New President And CEO

OPB | Sept. 9, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Jarl Mohn took on the job of president and CEO of NPR in July. We'll hear about his ideas for making the organization more sustainable, and more diverse.

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Diversity and Hiring in Collegiate Sports

OPB | May 20, 2013 12:45 p.m.

Oregon's state schools are under scrutiny for ignoring diversity and hiring laws.