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New Approaches To Managing Big, Expensive Wildfires


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Many wildfire policy experts say the goal with some wildfires isn't to stop the fire, but to manage the way they burn.

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Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?


Tuesday at 12:06 p.m.

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

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Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?


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Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

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Talking Business


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

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REBROADCAST: Represented: Police Relations In N/NE Portland


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We listen back to the first installment of our "Represented" series.

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The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms


Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

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The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

Will Self-Serve Gas Come to Oregon and New Jersey?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Oregon and New Jersey are considering bills that could allow some motorists to pump their own gas.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

REBROADCAST: Represented: Police Relations In N/NE Portland

OPB | May 25, 2015

We listen back to the first installment of our "Represented" series.

Should The State Keep The Kicker?

OPB | May 22, 2015

Rep. Tobias Read (D-Beaverton) wants "kicker" money to be redirected to education and the rainy day fund, instead of going back to tax payers.

Should Oregon Ban Powdered Alcohol?

OPB | May 22, 2015

A bill in the legislature would ban the sale of "just add water" powdered alcohols.

News Roundable: May 22, 2015

OPB | May 22, 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.

Medical And Recreational Marijuana Regulations

OPB | May 21, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering changes to the state's medical marijuana system while also working out new regulations for legal, recreational pot.

Polk County Sheriff Relieved After Public Safety Vote

OPB | May 21, 2015

We talk to Polk County Sheriff Bob Wolfe about what the county's public safety levy — passed this week — will mean for his department and the community.

A Conversation With Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

OPB | May 21, 2015

We sit down with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales to talk about Uber, the Pembina propane terminal, how he wants to spend the city's $49 million budget surplus, and more.

Feminism And The Sexual Revolution In Egypt

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to Mona Eltahawy about her new book, "Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution."

Environmental Update On Wildlife Detectives

OPB | May 20, 2015

We talk to EarthFix reporters about poaching and other crimes against wildlife in the Northwest.

Problems With Uber's Wheelchair Accessibility

OPB | May 20, 2015

OPB's Amelia Templeton and Joe VanderVeer,  former chairman of Portland’s Commission on Disabilities, tried to get a ride in an Uber vehicle that could take VanderVeer's wheelchair. It took 15 attempts and nine hours.

Josephine County Rejects Safety Levy

OPB | May 20, 2015

For the fourth time since 2012, Josephine County voters turned down a measure to increase funding to their sheriff's department.

Oregon Doctor Debbie Eisenhut Returns From 'Ebola-Free' Liberia

OPB | May 19, 2015

Dr. Debbie Eisenhut just returned from a month in Liberia, which is currently "Ebola-free." She says the country is rife with corruption, and is still vulnerable to the disease.

Earthquake Preparedness: What's In Your Kit?

OPB | May 19, 2015

OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | May 18, 2015

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

Politics Get Complicated Over Oregon Transportation Funding

OPB | May 18, 2015

The end of the legislative session is not far off, but Oregon lawmakers are struggling to find common ground on funding transportation infrastructure.

Eye Witness Accounts Of Mt. St. Helens Eruption Help Scientists

OPB | May 18, 2015

A geologist spent years interviewing eyewitnesses to learn more about the science of the eruption and has just published the accounts in a new book, "In The Path of Destruction."


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