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End Of The Oregon Standoff In Harney County


We bring you the latest about the last day of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

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News Roundtable: February 12 | Transportation Talk | Film Fest


We talk about the end of the Harney County occupation and more with our news roundtable. Then we catch up with David Bragdon, former Metro president. And we wrap the hour with a preview of the Portland International Film Festival with critic Marc Mohan.

Photo: Dave Blanchard/OPB

Affordable Housing Plans | Preserving Yemen's History


We hear about legislative attempts to increase access to affordable housing in Oregon. Then we talk to a University of Oregon professor who is trying to preserve Yemen's cultural history as the country descends further into war.

Photo: David Nogueras/OPB

Homeless Encampments | Drug Harm Reduction


Portland's mayor has a new plan to allow homeless camping in the city. Also, an organization run by drug users helps other drug users to "be the best drug users they can be."

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Lunar New Year | Environmental Update | Occupiers' Videos


We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

Photo: Phoebe Flanigan

Finicum Funeral | News Roundtable | Earthquake Warning


We hear from LaVoy Finicum's funeral in Utah today. And we'll discuss some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, we'll hear about a system that would send an alert in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

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News Roundtable: February 12 | Transportation Talk | Film Fest

OPB | Feb. 12, 2016

We talk about the end of the Harney County occupation and more with our news roundtable. Then we catch up with David Bragdon, former Metro president. And we wrap the hour with a preview of the Portland International Film Festival with critic Marc Mohan.

End Of The Oregon Standoff In Harney County

OPB | Feb. 11, 2016

We bring you the latest about the last day of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.

Affordable Housing Plans | Defending Pete Santilli | Preserving Yemen's History

OPB | Feb. 10, 2016

We hear about legislative attempts to increase access to affordable housing in Oregon. The ACLU of Oregon explains its defense of one of the people arrested in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Then we talk to a University of Oregon professor who is trying to preserve Yemen's cultural history as the country descends further into war.

Homeless Encampments | Drug Harm Reduction

OPB | Feb. 09, 2016

Portland's mayor has a new plan to allow homeless camping in the city. Also, an organization run by drug users helps other drug users to "be the best drug users they can be."

Lunar New Year | Environmental Update | Occupiers' Videos

OPB | Feb. 08, 2016

We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

Mourners Gather For 'LaVoy' Finicum's Funeral

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

Robert "LaVoy" Finicum was one of the prominent occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. He was killed by law enforcement Jan. 26.

Finicum Funeral | News Roundtable | Earthquake Warning

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

We hear from LaVoy Finicum's funeral in Utah today. And we'll discuss some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, we'll hear about a system that would send an alert in the event of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake.

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 04, 2016

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

Klamath Dams | PPS Boundary Changes | 'Cryptomaster Behemoth' | Designing Right 2 Dream Too

OPB | Feb. 03, 2016

Stakeholders have agreed to a tentative plan to remove dams along the Klamath River; OPB reporter Rob Manning brings us an update on the recommendations for Portland Public Schools' changing district boundaries; a new arachnid is discovered in Oregon; and we meet a local architect who is making it his mission to become 'the architect of choice for homeless people.'

Crypto-What? 5 Things You Should Know About Oregon's Newly Anointed Arachnid

OPB | Feb. 03, 2016

Late last month, a new species of Daddy Longlegs joined the ranks of Oregon arachnids known to the scientific world.

Owyhee | Moda In Trouble | Talking Business | Noah Strycker

OPB | Feb. 02, 2016

We get an update on the possibility of an Owyhee wilderness area, and we hear from the state regulatory agency which just took partial control of Moda Health. We also talk to a birder who just set a new world record, and we get our regular business news update.

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Feb. 02, 2016

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

Burns Protests | Legislative Kick Off | Carl Wolfson | Pot Task Force

OPB | Feb. 01, 2016

We hear the latest from Burns, and get a preview on the first day of the new legislative session. We'll also hear from noted local radio personality, Carl Wolfson, who is calling it quits. And we'll hear about a new initiative to make studying the medical benefits of marijuana easier.

News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

OPB | Jan. 29, 2016

We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.

Harney County Occupiers Speak | Burns Update | Affordable Housing | Portland Audit

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016

We hear from two of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge, then turn to a discussion about the role of builders in affordable housing, and then hear about a new Portland audit that says millions in grants are being awarded with little oversight. 

Latest From Harney County Standoff And Community Reactions

OPB | Jan. 27, 2016

We bring you the latest news out of Harney County, where eight militants who were occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested and LeVoy Finicum was killed. We also get reaction from the community around Burns.

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Killed

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016

We bring you the latest from southeast Oregon, where some of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge  in Harney County have been arrested and one has been killed.

Harney County Update | Rebroadcast: Jane Hirshfield

OPB | Jan. 26, 2016

We speak with Harney County Judge Steve Grasty and with one of the occupiers at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. We also bring you a rebroadcast of our conversation with poet Jane Hirshfield.

REBROADCAST: Elizabeth Gilbert

OPB | Jan. 25, 2016

We bring you one of our favorite conversations from last year: writer Elizabeth Gilbert talking about the origins of creativity.

News Roundtable Jan. 22, 2016 | Director Todd Haynes

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016

To analyze some of the top stories of the week, we speak with a rotating panel of journalists, editors and other news watchers. And we talk to the director of the new film 'Carol.'


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