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WA Governor Inslee Lays Out Plans For Roads, Schools, And Taxes

THURSDAY: Washington Governor Jay Inslee is rolling out his two-year budget proposal this week. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins gives us the highlights.

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News Roundtable: December 18, 2014

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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What A Carbon Tax Could Mean For Oregon

THURSDAY: After a recent study said a carbon tax in Oregon could be economically and environmentally feasible, we'll discuss the political outlook for a carbon tax ahead of the 2015 legislative session.

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Rebroadcast: The Past Present And Future Of The South Waterfront

WEDNESDAY: We're listening back to a show we did in late October focusing on how Portland's South Waterfront is developing.

Report Examines Portland Police's Relationship With Hip Hop Artists

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Following an incident at a club earlier this year, Portland’s Independent Police Review Division is making recommendations to improve the relationship between police and local hip hop artists.

Reacting To Changes To US-Cuba Relations

OPB | Dec. 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: President Obama has announced that the United States will begin rebuilding its relationship with Cuba, opening an embassy there and working to lift a 50-year trade embargo.

Exploring "Conscious Capitalism"

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk with Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, about his approach to business and why he only wants people to buy his products if they actually need them.

County Officials Want To Change Law Aimed At Saving Addicts From Overdose

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: Public health officials want to add a "Good Samaritan" provision to a law allowing lay people to administer a drug that can reverse an opiate overdose. 

Urban Versus Rural Health Care Premiums

OPB | Dec. 16, 2014 12:06 p.m.

Diane Lund-Muzikant joins us for an update on health care premiums under the Affordable Care Act, following the Dec. 15 deadline to re-enroll for healthcare coverage.

Princeton President Says Elite Higher Education Is Good Value

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Chris Eisgruber is visiting Oregon, where he went to middle and high school, to meet with alumni and talk about the value of higher education.

Finding New Uses For Old Medications

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014 12:20 p.m.

MONDAY: After a change in federal law, unused medication can now be redistributed to health facilities in need of pharmaceuticals.

Environmental Update

OPB | Dec. 15, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on some of the environmental stories they've been following.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Dec. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We gathered in a bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.

At Home With Blindness

OPB | Dec. 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Our new series of conversations in homes across Oregon kicks off with Kitt Jordan, a blind man with a singular sense of style.

News Roundtable: December 11, 2014

OPB | Dec. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

Portland State University Poised To Vote on Armed Campus Police Force

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The university's governing board is scheduled to vote on Thursday on a proposal that would create an armed police force for the PSU campus.

Lawyer For Detainees Reacts To The Senate Torture Report

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Attorney Gwynne Skinner represents two former Guantanamo detainees. and she's hoping the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA interrogation techniques offers an opportunity for accountability.

Exploring The Psychology Of Buying

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll talk about the connection between spending habits and happiness.

Talking Business

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Gentrification Is Recontexualized In New Poverty Report

OPB | Dec. 09, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A new report out by economist Joe Cortright suggests that persistent poverty, rather than gentrification, is the biggest urban challenge.

Examining The Shortage Of Craft Workers In Oregon

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014 12:35 p.m.

MONDAY: A new report shows a shortage of qualified tradespeople in Oregon. We'll look at efforts to get more women and high school students working in the trade industry.

Planning For a Psychiatric Emergency Room In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Uber Launches In Portland

OPB | Dec. 08, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Uber began service in Portland on Friday despite objections from city officials who say the ride service company is operating illegally. 

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