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Egypt's Difficult Path To Democracy

Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohamed Morsi, was ousted by the Egyptian military this month. This comes less than two-and-a-half years after former President Hosni Mubarak was forced from office during the protests of the so-called Arab Spring. This week, at least 54 of Morsi's supporters were killed in a clash with police, and the transition plan proposed by the military was greeted with harsh criticism. Dr. Thomas Bartlett was the president of American University in Cairo in the mid-1960s, and served as interim president for the university from 2002-2003. Some of his family still lives in Egypt and he returns several times a year. Bartlett points out that this is Egypt's first experience with self government, after millennia of foreign rule and, more recently, a military dictatorship. Egypt's entrance into democracy, Bartlett says, is bound to be difficult. He'll join us to tell us more about what to expect on the path to self-government. Dr. Thomas Bartlett will speak at The World Affairs Council of Oregon on Friday, July 12 at noon.

Segmentarticle - July 11, 2013

News Roundtable: September 27, 2013

We review some of the biggest state, national and international news stories of the week.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 27, 2013

News Roundtable: September 13, 2013

We review some of the biggest national and regional stories of the week.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 13, 2013

News Roundtable: September 20, 2013

We review some of the biggest state, national and international news stories of the week.

Segmentarticle - Sept. 20, 2013

News Roundtable: August 30, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The Syrian regime's use of chemical weapons and America's potential military response. The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. The Justice Department's decision to not sue to undo state laws legalizing marijuana. Mayor Charlie Hales' proposal to move the Right 2 Dream Too camp under the Burnside Bridge.

Segmentarticle - Aug. 30, 2013

News Roundtable: September 6, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen's announcement he'll resign as of September 16. The run up to the congressional debate and vote on authorizing military force in Syria. Oregon Governor John Kitzahaber setting a date for a possible special session in September.

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News Roundtable: August 23, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The Bradley Manning sentence The disclosure that the NSA collected data on communication between Americans Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler and Senate President Peter Courtney's reactions to an Oregon-only approach to the Columbia River Crossing Curry County and Polk County again ask residents for property tax increases to help pay for law enforcement The City of Portland floats the possibility of a carbon tax

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News Roundtable: August 16, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The police killings in Egypt, and the U.S. response. The Rose Garden getting a corporate rebranding. The election of Art Robinson as the new chair of the Oregon Republican Party.

Segmentarticle - Aug. 16, 2013

News Roundtable: June 7, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The possible demise of the Columbia River Crossing The NSA's collection of millions of Verizon phone records New Jersey's special election and the political ramifications for Governor Chris Christie

Segmentarticle - June 7, 2013

News Roundtable: June 14, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden's outrage over NSA surveillance programs Oregon's Chief Education Officer Rudy Crew's possibly imminent (and premature) departure Portland Mayor Charlie Hales's rough week

Segmentarticle - June 14, 2013

News Roundtable: June 20, 2013

We're a day early with our regular news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: Negotiations in Salem over the education budget The Army Corps of Engineers' decision not to investigate the effect coal terminals would have on climate change or the region as a whole in its approval process The push by a majority of Washington's congressional delegation for the federal government not to prosecute Washingtonians who buy or sell marijuana under the state's new law. The Oregon Supreme Court upholding Gov. John Kitzhaber's right to block the execution of Gary Haugen.

Segmentarticle - June 20, 2013

News Roundtable: May 3, 2013

It's Friday, and so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, the roundtable expands — as we're co-broadcasting with our colleagues at KUOW's The Conversation in Seattle. The topics before our bi-state panel include:  Whether or not centrism has a future in Northwest Politics The upcoming fluoride vote in Portland The first televised debate in the Seattle mayor's race

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News Roundtable: April 26, 2013

It's Friday, and so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: Oregon House Democrats passed PERS reform, but saw their tax plan get dismantled Oregon Senate approved drivers licenses for undocumented immigrants, but federal immigration reform may lose momentum after the Boston Marathon bombing George W. Bush saw a resurgence in approval ratings with the opening of his presidential library

Segmentarticle - April 26, 2013

News Roundtable: May 10, 2013

It's Friday, and so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: Major setbacks for four proposed gun control bills in Salem The Portland arts tax causing confusion at the city and in school budgets The U.S. Senate passing a bill to collect sales tax on online purchases The unlikely confluence of Dennis Rodman, Kim Jong Un, and a University of Oregon graduate

Segmentarticle - May 10, 2013

News Roundtable: August 9, 2013

Every Friday we feature the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The Columbia River Crossing may be alive again — just weeks after being declared dead Governor John Kitzhaber has vowed to veto a bill allowing high schools to use Native American mascots Portland Mayor Charlie Hales is pushing hard to stop panhandling in downtown

Segmentarticle - Aug. 9, 2013

News Roundtable: August 2, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: Governor Kitzhaber's effort to keep pushing for PERS reform after the legislative session has ended The University of Oregon's new football building A possible recall of the chair of the Oregon Republican Party

Segmentarticle - Aug. 2, 2013

News Roundtable: July 26, 2013

Editor's Note: This show was broadcast live on OPB Plus as well as OPB Radio. It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The latest in the Jeff Cogen imbroglio Representative Dennis Richardson's announcement that he will run for governor The evacuation (and return) of the campers in front of Portland City Hall (and the bigger issue of how to address homelessness in Portland) Watch the full conversation below:

Segmentarticle - July 26, 2013

News Roundtable: July 18th, 2013

We're wrapping up the news of the week a day early this time around. As always, our news roundtable is our chance to chat about the week's news with a panel of journalists, editors, and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: Reactions to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and what the trial means for the future of 'Stand Your Ground' laws The Senate avoiding the "nuclear option" of filibuster reform The discovery of Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen's affair with a fellow county staffer Governor Kitzhaber's staffing troubles following the latest headlines of advisor Patricia McCaig's possible conflict of interest with a Columbia River Crossing contractor and Rudy Crew's expenses

Segmentarticle - July 18, 2013

News Roundtable: July 11, 2013

We're wrapping up the news of the week a day early this time around. As always, our news roundtable is our chance to chat about the week's news with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: The Oregon legislature ending its session Monday with the usual flurry of bills A new report that says Portland police have more lesons to learn from fatal shootings Cover Oregon begins its rollout

Segmentarticle - July 11, 2013

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Nears End

The Oregon legislature is in the last days of its session, with some capitol watchers expecting it to wrap up before the Fourth of July holiday. The session's defining battle has been over PERS reform and taxes, and it has continued into these few remaining days. Plenty of legislation is moving forward, though. The K-12 budget was increased by about $1 billion over 2011-2013. That bill passed easily in the House after a hard road through the Senate.  So far in the last week, the Oregon Senate passed increased penalties on animal abusers and rejected a plan that would have cut PERS and increased taxes.  Governor John Kitzhaber will soon receive legislation to increase penalties for sex traffickers, ban commercial canola crops in the Willamette Valley, and reduce sentences for some crimes. 

Segmentarticle - July 3, 2013

News Roundtable: June 28, 2013

Editor's Note: This show will be broadcast live on OPB Plus as well as OPB Radio. It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week, our discussion topics include: Major Supreme Court decisions overturning key sections of the Voting Rights Act and the Defense of Marriage Act Continuing ripples from the Oregonian's decision to cut delivery days and staff Legislative work in Salem beginning to come to an end

Segmentarticle - June 28, 2013

News Roundtable: May 24, 2013

Editor's Note: This show will be broadcast live on OPB Plus as well as OPB Radio. It's Friday, and so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: The results of this week's special election Oregon's district attorneys calling for changes to sentencing laws The ongoing scandal at the IRS Reactions to President Obama's remarks at the National Defense University

Segmentarticle - May 24, 2013

News Roundtable: May 16, 2013

We're convening our news roundtable one day early this week because Friday's show will be dedicated to the broadcast featuring Michael Pollen, who Dave Miller interviewed at the Newmark Theatre on Tuesday. But we didn't want to miss the chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: The IRS targeting political groups The government obtaining Associated Press phone records The repercussions of Angelina Jolie's op-ed about her preventive double mastectomy

Segmentarticle - May 16, 2013

News Roundtable: May 31, 2013

It's Friday, so it's time for the news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: The discovery of GMO wheat in Oregon The arrest of an Albany high school student accused of planning to attack his school Speculation about bureau assignments in Portland city government Michele Bachmann's announcement that she will not seek re-election President Obama's decision to nominate Republican James Comey to be the next FBI director

Segmentarticle - May 31, 2013

News Roundtable: April 12, 2013

It's Friday, and so it's time for another news roundtable, our chance to review the big news of the week with a panel of journalists, editors and news watchers. This week we are discussing: The tax plan Democrats put forth in the Oregon Legislature this week President Obama's budget plan Portland City Council's settlement agreement on cleanup of the Portland Harbor Superfund site A man suing the City of Portland over his encounter with police

Segmentarticle - April 12, 2013

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