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Washington Teachers Walk Out


Wednesday at 12:06 p.m.

Teachers across Washington have been going on one-day strikes to protest a lack of education funding.

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What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?


Wednesday at 12:20 p.m.

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

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Exposing Nazi Accounting Practices


Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

A University of Portland professor studied accounting's role in perpetuating the Holocaust.

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Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Decline In Oregon


Tuesday at 12:30 p.m.

New numbers show the number of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids for philosophical reasons has gone down.

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Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research


Tuesday at 12:00 p.m.

Scientists from Oregon State University are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which will begin making underwater research data open to the public in June.

Photo: Craig Risien

Exploring "Spiritual But Unchurched"


Monday at 12:15 p.m.

We'll talk with three Oregonians about how they define and practice spirituality in the absence of a religious institution.

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Exposing Nazi Accounting Practices

OPB | May 06, 2015

A University of Portland professor studied accounting's role in perpetuating the Holocaust.

What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

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Relocating Right 2 Dream, Too

OPB | May 05, 2015

Co-founder and board president of R2D2 gives his reaction to the new site the city of Portland would like to move the group to from the current location in Old Town/Chinatown.

Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions Decline In Oregon

OPB | May 05, 2015

New numbers show the number of parents opting out of vaccines for their kids for philosophical reasons has gone down.

Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research

OPB | May 05, 2015

Scientists from Oregon State University are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which will begin making underwater research data open to the public in June.

Exploring "Spiritual But Unchurched"

OPB | May 04, 2015

We'll talk with three Oregonians about how they define and practice spirituality in the absence of a religious institution.

Nature Recovers Quickly After Dam Removals

OPB | May 04, 2015

A new study looks at the effects of dam removals on rivers around the world.

The West Coast's Role In Pushing 20th Century Music Forward

OPB | May 01, 2015

Alex Ross, music critic for "The New Yorker," tells us about the West Coast avant-garde.

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 01, 2015

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

Economist Joseph Stiglitz On Inequality

OPB | April 30, 2015

Nobel Prize winning economist Joseph Stiglitz's new book is "The Great Divide: Unequal Societies And What We Can Do About Them."

Wyden, Blumenauer Defend TPP

OPB | April 30, 2015

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has split Oregon's congressional delegation. We'll talk with Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Earl Blumenauer about why they believe in the controversial international trade agreement.

State Supreme Court Partially Overturns PERS Reform

OPB | April 30, 2015

The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.

Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | April 29, 2015

Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.

Bill Aims To Curb Elementary School Suspensions

OPB | April 29, 2015

When is it appropriate to suspend an elementary school student?

Prioritizing Women's Sports

OPB | April 29, 2015

The Portland Public School Board voted Tuesday to approve a new basketball schedule which would give equal billing to girls and boys teams.

Represented: Oregon's Minimum Wage

OPB | April 28, 2015

In this installment of our "Represented" series, we gathered in the East Portland neighborhood of Rosewood to talk with workers, business owners and others about raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Dog Training Program In Oregon Prison

OPB | April 27, 2015

Inmates at Two Rivers Correctional Institution are training dogs that will soon be eligible for adoption.

Lawmakers Take On Mental Health Issues

OPB | April 27, 2015

A few bills working their way through the current legislative session would change Oregon's approach to mental health treatment. 

OSU Water Conflict Negotiator Wins Prize

OPB | April 27, 2015

Aaron Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University, won a Heinz award last week for his work as a water resources conflict negotiator.

Live At Literary Arts With Katherine Boo

OPB | April 24, 2015

Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," joins us for a live discussion at Literary Arts.


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