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News Roundtable | From Foster Care To College

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017 noon

Our news roundtable takes up the week's big regional and national headlines. Also, we speak with two former foster youth about their transition into college.

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Portland's New Police Chief Is Tough, Ambitious — And Inked

OPB | Oct. 4, 2017 1:59 p.m. | Portland

In many ways, Danielle Outlaw is just what Portlanders expect in a police chief.

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Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 noon

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

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Sheriff Mike Reese | Implicit Bias And Public Safety | Parole And Probation

OPB | Sept. 20, 2017 noon

We hear from Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese, U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams and Portland's Erika Preuitt, the first black president of the American Probation and Parole Association.

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Legal Observer Files Tort Claim After Police Officer Shoved Him

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 4:12 p.m. | Portland

A legal observer for the National Lawyers Guild filed a tort claim against the city of Portland, arguing a police officer used "unreasonable and unlawful" force during downtown protests last weekend.

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Wheeler Says He Won't Use YouTube Videos To Set Police Policy

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 12:50 p.m. | Portland

Wheeler said it was clear to protest leaders from the start that there would be designated areas for each group -- the protesters would be separated -- the free speech would be protected and violence would not be tolerated.

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Portland Mayor Wheeler | Type 1 Diabetes | 'Oregon Field Guide'

OPB | Sept. 14, 2017 noon

Portland's Mayor Ted Wheeler discusses Amazon, freeway widening, and more. Also, we learn more about type 1 diabetes. And we celebrate the career of Steve Amen, host of "Oregon Field Guide."

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Former Gang Member: Portland List 'Hampered Us In Our Lives'

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 12:25 p.m. | Portland

Dontae Blake, a former gang member and program director for Unify Portland’s Living Free gang outreach program, said Portland's gang list adversely impacted people throughout the community.

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Portland Officer Use Of Distraction Grenade During Protest Under Review

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 10:24 a.m. | Portland

A video that's gone viral shows a police officer at Sunday's dueling rallies in downtown Portland throwing a crowd control grenade directly at a filmmaker. Portland police said they are investigating.

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Talking Business | Gang Designations | Joey Gibson & Patriot Prayer

OPB | Sept. 12, 2017 noon

We speak to Joey Gibson of Patriot Prayer about the motivation behind the group's rallies. The Portland Police will soon stop labeling people as gang members. Also, we talk business news with Suzanne Stevens.

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Portland Approves Pay Premium If Police Leaders Live In City Limits

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 12:58 p.m. | Portland

Portland leaders have agreed to pay police command staff more money to live within city limits.

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Wildfire Update | Police Oversight | Rene Denfield

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 noon

An update on the Eagle Creek Fire. Also, a group of former law enforcement officers are calling for better police oversight. And local author Rene Denfield shares her latest novel.

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Portland Council, At Odds With DA, Solidifies Police Shooting Overhaul

OPB | Aug. 24, 2017 7:21 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s City Council unanimously approved an ordinance that requires police officers to give statements within 48 hours of a shooting. The Multnomah County district attorney warned them against it.

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Portland Woman Attacked Day Before Fatal MAX Stabbings Says Police, TriMet Failed Her

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017 10:07 a.m. | Portland

A woman who reported being physically assaulted by a white supremacist a day before he stabbed three people on a MAX train is questioning why police didn't arrest him after her attack.

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Portland's Next Police Chief Says She's Here To 'Strengthen' Bureau

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 1:49 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler's pick for police chief, Danielle Outlaw, comes to Portland after 19 years with the Oakland Police Department. Since 2013, she served as a deputy chief.

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Portland Ignores DA's Advice On Police Use-Of-Force Investigations

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 3:01 p.m. | Portland

City Council members unanimously voted to require Portland police officers who use deadly force to give a statement to internal affairs within 48 hours of the event.

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Eugene Police Chief | Redmond Homelessness | Photographing The Moon's Shadow

OPB | Aug. 9, 2017 noon

What does homelessness look like in rural Oregon? Also, Eugene is getting a new police chief as well, and NASA is recruiting local schools to take pictures of the eclipse.

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New Portland Police Chief | Rape Threats On Twitter | Rebroadcast: Tides

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 noon

We learn more about the newly named Portland police chief, talk to a woman trying to address a culture of sexual violence on social media, and listen back to our interview with "Tides" author Jonathan White.

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Portland Mayor Taps Danielle Outlaw To Be Police Chief

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 4 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler offered the position to Danielle Outlaw, 41, a deputy chief in the Oakland Police Department.

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Portland Mayor, Council Get Earful On New Police Ordinances

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 9:52 a.m. | Portland

The Portland City Council began considering three ordinances at its meeting Thursday that could change the way the Portland Police Bureau operates.