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On the first day of school in Portland, we talk to the new superintendent of PPS. We also hear some personal stories of trauma in Oregon's foster care system.

Photo: Molly J. Smith/Statesman Journal

News Roundtable | Life At Portland's Newest Homeless Shelter


We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.

Photo: Dave Blanchard/OPB

Altruism | Pidgin Languages | Testing Public Records Law


We'll hear about a new study trying to get get to the bottom of "true altruism," a new exhibit in Portland about pidgin English and a University of Oregon project using the state's public record law.

Photo: Audrey McAvoy/AP

Fruit Tree Project | New Multnomah County Sheriff


There's a new sheriff in town, and a solution for all that ripe fruit on your trees.

Photo: Vince Patton/OPB

Crazy Snake Worm | Tule Lake Pilgrimage


An entomologist tells us about an invasive species of earthworm. And we hear voices from the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, the biannual gathering remembering the experiences of the Japanese internment camp on the edge of Oregon.

Photo: courtesy of the Oregon Department of Agriculture

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