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Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican


Tuesday at 12:06 p.m.

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Photo: Photo courtesy of Charlie Hales

Seattle's Inaugural Art Fair Raises Hopes and Questions


Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

This weekend, the crème de la crème of the international art scene flock to Seattle to celebrate the inaugural Seattle Art Fair.

Photo: Courtesy of the Elizabeth Leach Gallery

Talking Business


Tuesday at 12:45 p.m.

Scott Nelson, business editor at The Oregonian, stops in for our regular business news update.

Photo: Ken Teegardin/Flickr

Across The Country In A Covered Wagon


Wednesday at 12:06 p.m.

Several years ago, author Rinker Buck left his job, bought a covered wagon and some mules, and rode the length of the Oregon Trail with his brother.

Portland Report Highlights Differences Between Cabs And Ride Services


In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

Photo: Christina Belasco / OPB

Looking Ahead To Possible SCOTUS Nominees


Monday at 12:40 p.m.

We take a look at the short lists of possible Supreme Court nominees on both sides of the aisle.

Photo: Library of Congress

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Across The Country In A Covered Wagon

OPB | July 29, 2015

Several years ago, author Rinker Buck left his job, bought a covered wagon and some mules, and rode the length of the Oregon Trail with his brother.

Talking Business

OPB | July 28, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor at The Oregonian, stops in for our regular business news update.

Seattle's Inaugural Art Fair Raises Hopes and Questions

OPB | July 28, 2015

This weekend, the crème de la crème of the international art scene flock to Seattle to celebrate the inaugural Seattle Art Fair.

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Looking Ahead To Possible SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | July 27, 2015

We take a look at the short lists of possible Supreme Court nominees on both sides of the aisle.

Portland's For-Hire Transportation Experiment To Wrap Up Next Month

OPB | July 27, 2015

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

The Americans With Disabilities Act Turns 25

OPB | July 27, 2015

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. We look back on what effect it has had.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

Stacey Addison: To East Timor And Back

OPB | July 23, 2015

Stacey Addison recounts her experience detained in the country of East Timor for six months.

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With Author Katherine Boo

OPB | July 22, 2015

We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

Few Graywater Permits Issued Despite Drought

OPB | July 21, 2015

Oregon is one of a few states that allows residential drain water to be re-used for other purposes, but very few permits have been issued.

New Bills Reform Marijuana Sentencing

OPB | July 21, 2015

Oregon Senate Bills 3400 and 844 provide individuals with the opportunity to get certain marijuana related crimes expunged from their record.

What World War III Might Look Like

OPB | July 21, 2015

Defense expert Peter W. Singer imagines what World War III might look like in the new novel Ghost Fleet.

Oregon Moves Forward With Toxics Bill Based On Washington's Law

OPB | July 20, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill regulating a number of toxic chemicals used in the manufacturing of children's products.

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

Rural Lawmakers Reflect On Legislative Session

OPB | July 20, 2015

Sen. Betsy Johnson, D-Scappoose, and Rep. Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario, talk about the wins and losses for rural Oregonians this legislative session.

Summer Fruit Ripens Weeks Ahead Of Schedule

OPB | July 17, 2015

After a warm spring and a scorching summer heatwave, crops across the valley are coming to fruition earlier than expected.

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

News Roundtable: July 17, 2015

OPB | July 17, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.


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