The Past, Present And Future Of The South Waterfront District

MONDAY: We'll discuss the rapid rise of the South Waterfront neighborhood and what the future might hold for the area.

Photo: Kayo Lackey / OPB

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.

Photo: Mick Baker / Flickr

News Roundtable: October 24, 2014

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

The Past, Present And Future Of The South Waterfront District

MONDAY: We'll discuss the rapid rise of the South Waterfront neighborhood and what the future might hold for the area.

Photo: Dave's Killer Bread

Second Chance Summit Takes Up Employing People With Criminal Backgrounds

THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.

News Roundtable: October 24, 2014

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014 12:35 p.m.

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

Leon Panetta Takes Issue With Obama In "Worthy Fights"

OPB | Oct. 24, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We catch up with former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to talk about some of the issues in his new memoir.

Second Chance Summit Takes Up Employing People With Criminal Backgrounds

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: The summit — a first of its kind in Oregon — will bring together businesses, government, and non-profit stakeholders to share best employment practices inclusive of those with criminal backgrounds.

Clark County Considers A New Charter

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

THURSDAY: Clark County has a new charter on the ballot this November that would change how its regional government operates.

M89: The Equal Rights Amendment Measure

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear arguments for and against Measure 89, which would amend the Oregon Constitution to prohibit discrimination based on gender.

Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from Chris and Jeff Davis, creators of a Halloween display that covers half an acre of their front yard and attracts thousands of visitors.

Metro Measure Explained

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.

La Grande Courthouse Will Replace Building Used By Domestic Violence Shelter

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:15 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: County plans to demolish a building used by a domestic violence shelter to make way for a new courthouse have lead to a lawsuit and community outcry.

County Commission Race In Washington Draws Big Money

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Vancouver-based OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about an unusual influx of cash in the Clark County Commissioner race.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB | Oct. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."

Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Can Portland Learn From San Francisco's Affordable Housing Crisis?

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014 12:25 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll learn about the similarities and differences between affordable housing in Portland and San Fransisco from housing activist James Tracy.

Two Gun Measures On Washington's Ballot

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Voters in Washington are being asked to weigh in on two competing ballot measures on background checks for gun sales.

Minor Party Candidates For Governor Tackle The Issues

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

FRIDAY: We sit down with candidates from the Pacific Green, Libertarian, Progressive, and Constitution parties.

James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Reimagines Abolitionist History

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

THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird"  is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.

Christopher Rauschenberg Talks The Changing Field Of Photography

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  The co-founder 0f Blue Sky, a gallery in Northwest Portland, talks about the dynamic history of photography and where the medium might be headed.

Poll Shows Marijuana And GE Food Labeling Likely To Pass

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A new poll released by OPB and Fox 12 shows Measures 91 and 92 could be likely to pass, but the driver card measure may fail by a large margin.

Gubernatorial Republican Candidate: Dennis Richardson

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

WEDNESDAY: Republican Dennis Richardson is challenging Democratic Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber in the November election.

Oregon Considers Replacing National Statues In Congress

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014 12:50 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon is considering replacing the statues currently at Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol Building.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Arguments On PERS

OPB | Oct. 14, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).

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