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Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting


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Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

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Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing


A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

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Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis


Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security


Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

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Author Colum McCann at Literary Arts


A conversation with the author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic. Colum McCann's newest book is Thirteen Ways of Looking.

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Rep. Greg Walden | Property Tax Reform | Cougar Hunting

OPB | March 01, 2017

Rep. Greg Walden sits down with us for the first time in the Trump administration. Also, we discuss a possible fix to Oregon's property tax laws, and a bill that would allow cougar hunting with dogs.

Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Feb. 28, 2017

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OPB | Feb. 27, 2017

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OPB | Feb. 24, 2017

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News Roundtable | Influencer Marketing | Oregon Logging Conference

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017

We look back at the week's top stories with our news roundtable and learn what it's like to make a living as a social media influence

Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017

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Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

Minoru Yasui's Fight For Justice | The Legacy Of Tule Lake Internment Camp

OPB | Feb. 20, 2017

Sunday, Feb. 19, marks the 75th anniversary of the presidential executive order that paved the way for the internement of over 120,000 Japanese Americans. We listen to interviews about that time.

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OPB | Feb. 19, 2017

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News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.

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OPB | Feb. 16, 2017

We interview poet Tracy K. Smith at Literary Arts in front of an audience.

University Of Oregon Immigrant Advocate | Village Movement | 'Buzz One Four'

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017

The UO has appointed a resource person for undocumented and international students. A community movement to help people age in place is 15 years old. And local filmmaker Matt McCormick tells us about his his new film.

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?

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OPB | Feb. 13, 2017

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OPB | Feb. 10, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week and learn about a new audit of the Department of Transportation. And we hear about legal marijuana delivery.

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OPB | Feb. 09, 2017

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