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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.

Photo: Leo Reynolds via Flickr

Nature Recovers Quickly After Dam Removals


Monday at 12:06 p.m.

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

Photo: Taylor Goforth/USFWS

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


Friday at 12:30 p.m.

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

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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

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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.

Oregon Gun Owners Question Expanded Background Checks

OPB | April 23, 2015

We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.

News Roundtable: April 23, 2015

OPB | April 23, 2015

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

OPB Poll Finds Divisions On Race, Income Inequality

OPB | April 22, 2015

We'll dig into the results.

Portland Civil Rights Discussion: Lift Ev'ry Voice

OPB | April 22, 2015

On Tuesday, April 21, OPB TV aired the documentary "Lift Ev'ry Voice" about the civil rights struggle in Portland from the 60's through the 80's. Afterwards, Dave Miller hosted a discussion about the African-American experience in Portland in 2015.

Fisher Possibly Threatened By Marijuana Grow Operations

OPB | April 21, 2015

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has reopened the public comment period on a proposal to list the fisher as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.


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