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Q&A: Steve Amen Of 'Oregon Field Guide' On Retirement, What's Next

OPB | March 23, 2017 12:30 p.m.

Steve Amen is retiring this year, and the next episode of "Oregon Field Guide" will be his last. He talks about his nearly three decades on the show — and what's next.

Environment | NW Life | local

Bend Says Goodbye To 'Oregon Field Guide' Host Steve Amen

OPB | March 18, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

OPB members and guests from around Central Oregon said goodbye to "Oregon Field Guide" host Steve Amen, who is retiring after 28 years on the show.

News | Politics | local

'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. 

News | Election | Politics | Elections

OPB Politics Now: M97 Ads And Why Trump's Only Oregon Staffer Left The State

OPB | Sept. 29, 2016 3 p.m.

The podcast will discuss why Donald Trump's lone paid staffer in Oregon is leaving for Michigan and what that says about where the presidential race stands here.

OPB Politics Now: School Funding, Goat Yoga, New Oregon Voters Poll And More

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 3:48 p.m.

This week we look at new polling on the races for president and governor in Oregon, hear why Portland voters won't decide on a school funding bond this year and learn all about goat yoga.

Economy | News | Business | Education | local | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Marijuana, School Boards And Anti-Trump Republicans In Oregon

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 3:38 p.m.

Why are some Oregon Republicans distancing themselves from Donald Trump? When will Portland Public Schools find a new superintendent? And Oregon lawmakers are pushing to change marijuana policy.

News | Politics | NW Life | local | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Portland's Political Fallout Over Homelessness

OPB | Aug. 5, 2016 midnight

This week, we consider the political fallout from the homelessness problem in Portland. We look at Gov. Kate Brown’s endorsement of Measure 97. And we poke fun at our state with “That’s So Oregon!”

Technology | News | NW Life | Election | Politics | Nation | local | Elections

OPB Politics Now: PPS Superintendent Retires, News From The RNC And More

OPB | July 22, 2016 midnight

We dig into the Republican National Convention, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith's retirement announcement and more.

News | Election | Politics | Nation | local | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Floor Skirmish, Melania And More At The RNC

OPB | July 18, 2016 8:08 p.m. | Cleveland

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and OPB's Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes rehash some of the highlights from the first day of the Republican Convention in Cleveland.

News | Election | Politics | Nation | local | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Let The Republican Convention Begin

OPB | July 18, 2016 5:21 a.m. | Cleveland

Think Out Loud Host Dave Miller and Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes sit down for a quick chat in Cleveland the night before the Republican Convention begins.

News | Election | Politics | local | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Lead In Schools, Paid Sick Leave Lawsuit, And More

OPB | June 2, 2016 2:17 p.m.

We’ll chart the political consequences of the discovery of lead in the drinking water at Portland Public Schools and dig into a lawsuit filed over Oregon’s paid sick leave law.

Economy | News | local | Communities | Think Out Loud

After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

News | Politics | local

Watch: Portland Mayoral Candidates Debate On Think Out Loud

OPB | March 24, 2016 8:06 a.m.

Think Out Loud hosted a conversation among six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland.

Arts | NW Life | Music | local | Sessions

M. Ward Live at OPB

opbmusic | March 3, 2016 5 p.m.

The Portland-based songwriter plays Saturday and Sunday at Revolution Hall this weekend. Watch his performance live at OPB in front of a studio audience.

Music | NW Life | local

Long Play: Sleater-Kinney - The Woods

opbmusic | March 3, 2016 2 p.m.

A little over 10 years after Sleater-Kinney released this career-defining album, we're playing selections from it throughout the broadcast at opbmusic all day -- Monday, March 7.

Arts | NW Life | Music | local

opbmusic's Favorite Tiny Desk Contestants

opbmusic | Feb. 29, 2016 noon

Watch videos of our favorite Oregon submissions to the NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest and explore an interactive map of all contestants from the Pacific Northwest.

Arts | Music

opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Haley Heynderickx, Quilt, and Radiation City

opbmusic | Feb. 19, 2016 7 a.m.

Listen to new music from Haley Heynderickx, Quilt, and Radiation City.

Music | Sessions

Futurebirds Bring Their Hotel Party To OPB

opbmusic | Feb. 10, 2016 1 p.m.

The country-tinged psych rock band perform live in our studios and chat about their new album Hotel Parties.

Arts | Music

The Hood Internet And The Art Of The Remix

opbmusic | Jan. 27, 2016 1 p.m.

Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV) of The Hood Internet chats with opbmusic host Mason Rippey about the art of the remix.

Arts | Music

Long Play: David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

opbmusic | Jan. 11, 2016 4 p.m.

David Bowie passed away this week and we're celebrating his legacy by playing selections from his 1972 masterpiece Ziggy Stardust throughout the broadcast at opbmusic all day -- Thursday, January 14 (9am-3pm PT).