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Transgender Student | Broadway Corridor | True Crime Comic


We hear about a lawsuit involving a transgender high school student, grand plans for the area at the base of Portland's Broadway Bridge, and a true crime comic about family and murder.

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Climate Change | Sex Trafficking | KKK


A new book looks at the history of the Ku Klux Klan. Also, we'll learn about a new report on the effect of sex trafficking laws. And a letter signed by thousands of scientists warns about climate change.

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Oregon Health Authority | News Roundtable | Sexual Assault Reporting


Approximately 80,000 kids will lose health coverage if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the CHIP program. Also, our news roundtable takes up some big stories from the week. And a sexual assault reporting program that began in Ashland has received nationwide praise. 

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Reza Aslan Live At Literary Arts


Author Reza Aslan joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. 

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Portland Superintendent | Ari Shapiro | Hazing In Lake Oswego


Portland's new superintendent joins us for the first time. Also, Ari Shapiro comes home. And we learn about hazing in the Lake Oswego School District.

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PPB Lawsuit | Food Cart Chef | #MeToo In The Workplace

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2017

What challenges have you faced as a woman in the workforce? Also, we'll discuss an ACLU lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau for tactics used in protests this summer. And we'll hear from a formerly homeless man who is now cooking at a food cart.

Transgender Student | Broadway Corridor | True Crime Comic

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2017

We hear about a lawsuit involving a transgender high school student, grand plans for the area at the base of Portland's Broadway Bridge, and a true crime comic about family and murder.

Climate Change | Sex Trafficking | KKK

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 20, 2017

A new book looks at the history of the Ku Klux Klan. Also, we'll learn about a new report on the effect of sex trafficking laws. And a letter signed by thousands of scientists warns about climate change.

Oregon Health Authority | News Roundtable | Sexual Assault Reporting

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2017

Approximately 80,000 kids will lose health coverage if Congress doesn’t reauthorize the CHIP program. Also, our news roundtable takes up some big stories from the week. And a sexual assault reporting program that began in Ashland has received nationwide praise. 

Reza Aslan Live At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2017

Author Reza Aslan joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. 

Portland Superintendent | Ari Shapiro | Hazing In Lake Oswego

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 15, 2017

Portland's new superintendent joins us for the first time. Also, Ari Shapiro comes home. And we learn about hazing in the Lake Oswego School District.

Talking Business | Portland's Resistance | UO Title IX Response

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2017

A year after Portland's Resistance was founded, we check in. Also, we learn more about the University of Oregon's response to an accused rape by a basketball player. And the latest business news.

Body Brokers | REBROADCAST: West Coast Avant Garde | Russian Soccer Nightmare

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 13, 2017

We learn about the unregulated body parts industry and hear from Dani Foxhoven on her experience playing soccer in Russia. Also, we revisit a conversation about West Coast avant-garde composers. 

Brooke Gladstone On 'The Trouble With Reality'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2017

After Donald Trump was elected president, Brooke Gladstone started to question the way she sees the world.

'The Horse Latitudes' | 'Thank You For Your Service'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2017

We'll discuss a novel about soldiers in the Iraq War. And we'll discuss how soldiers feel about the phrase "Thank you for your service."

Washington Elections | North Korea | Forest Work

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2017

Washington state's election results are in. Also, we'll learn about North Korea from a journalist who's been there. And the changing nature of forest work.

Portland Police Report | Sheriff ICE Investigation | Mandatory Reporting In Salem-Keizer

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 7, 2017

On today's show: an independent report into former police chief Larry O'Dea, an investigation into Multnomah County Sheriff's deputies helping ICE agents, and a school policy requiring teachers to report students' sexual activity. 

DC Politics And The NW | Photographing Rohingya Muslims | 'Alt-America'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2017

A new book chronicles the rise of the radical right in America. Also, a local photographer just returned from Myanmar. And OPB's senior political reporter just returned from Washington, D.C.

News Roundtable | Tribal Housing | Holocaust Painting Comes Home

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. The federal government refuses to honor a tribal housing agreement. And a family painting sold to escape the Holocaust has been found.  

Painting That Saved Family From Holocaust Comes Home

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2017

Almost 80 years ago, a painting was traded for a visa to escape Nazi Germany. After an international "art hunt" the painting appears to have been found. 

REBROADCAST: 'On The Road' In SE Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2017

We'll listen back to our radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.

Jose Antonio Vargas | Gentrification Documentary | Tribal Spiritual Site

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 2017

We hear about a documentary about gentrification in Portland and a Grand Ronde tribal elder tells us about a spiritual site that was destroyed in the expansion of Highway 26. And journalist Jose Antonio Vargas discusses immigration.

Underwater Hockey | UO President Schill | Carlos Kalmar

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2017

Music director Carlos Kalmar shares the Oregon Symphony's new series, "Sounds of Home." Also, University of Oregon President Michael Schill talks to us about protests on campus and we learn about the sport of underwater hockey.

Underwater Hockey? Yes, It Exists. And There's A Club In Portland.

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2017

Jorge Filevitch fell in love with underwater hockey more than 20 years ago. Now, he is the founder of Portland's underwater hockey club. 

Chemawa School | REBROADCAST: Quince And Croquet | Carlos Gives Advice

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2017

We discuss problems at Chemawa Indian School and revisit a previous conversation with the largest quince grower in the northwest. Also, Carlos joins us to talk about their free advice service. 


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