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Indigenous Nations Studies | Student Dress Code | Oregon Teacher Salaries | Hospital Safety

We take up Oregon's first bachelor's degree in Native American studies; a national high school dress code, teacher salaries; and a new effort to prevent violence against hospital staff.

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Cranberry Hold Back | Voices Of Trans Women | Eagle Creek Fire Documentaries

American cranberry farmers want to destroy a portion of their crop. Also, a new musical work features the voices of transgender women. And students in the Columbia River Gorge produced documentaries about the Eagle Creek Fire. 

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Chronic Absenteeism | Carbon Neutral Buildings | Micah Camden

We learn about a new plan to address chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools and a recent pledge by the city of Portland to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. Also, we sit down with Portland restauranteur Micah Camden. 

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News Roundtable | Airbnb | FEMA Youth Council

Most of Portland's short term rentals are operating illegally. FEMA has created a council of young people to create solutions to emergency preparedness. And we discuss the biggest news of the week with our news roundtable.

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The Blue Paradox | Right 2 Dream, Too | Creative Laureate

We hear about a new study highlighting potential unintended consequences of conservation zones, how Portland's R2D2 campers are doing in their new location, and meet Bend's first creative laureate.  

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Washington Schools Strike | Wild Horse Management | Rescue On Mount St. Helens | Detroit Dam Project

We hear why teachers across Clark County are on strike. Then we learn what one Bureau of Land Management is considering to curtail its wild horse population. Also, we hear how a rescue worker saved a man on Mount St. Helens and talk about the controversial project at Detroit Dam.

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Portland School Bond | Dyslexia Screening | Homelessness Symphony

This hour we'll discuss an $800 million Portland Public Schools bond project that's already way over budget; a new dyslexia screening requirement for Oregon schools; and a symphony tackling homelessness.

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Lead In Water | Youth Pass | Affordable Housing | Fly Casting

We talk with a 14-year-old world champion fly caster. Then we take up the safety of drinking water at Portland Public Schools, the city's youth bus pass program and the costs of building affordable housing.

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Oregon Hazelnuts | Medford Clubhouse | Smoke In Oregon | Talking Business

We hear about how the collapse of the Turkish lira could impact Oregon hazelnut farmers. "Clubhouses" give people with mental illness job experience and social support. Also, we discuss smoke in Oregon and talk business.

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Friendship Line | Firearm Suicides | Reuniting Families In Texas | Anti-Trump Sign

We hear about a friendship line helping local seniors and a Bend Bulletin report on firearm suicides. An Oregon charity helps to reunite immigrant families. And the impacts of a political sign.

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News Roundtable | Smoke And Business | 'Animal House' At 40

Opinions and analysis on this week's biggest news stories. Also, how has smoke from wildfires affected businesses in southern Oregon? And as the movie Animal House turns 40, we'll look at its legacy.

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Flash-Bang Grenades | Enough Iz Enough | Teen Summer Jobs

After a temporary suspension by the Portland Police, we talk about flash-bang grenades We also hear about an outreach group on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and summer jobs for teens. 

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News Roundtable | Project SEARCH | Coffee Creek Cosmetology

We hear opinions and analysis on this week's news. And we talk about two programs to provide job training: one for young adults with disabilities and one for incarcerated women. 

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Dirty Green Energy | Summiting Record | Talking Business | Aging Research Technology

A new report says Oregon is not as eco-friendly as it claims. An athlete has climbed the highest summits in each state. Also, we hear the latest business news. And a new OHSU study places sensors in people's homes to identify aging health trends. 

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News Roundtable | Lori Stegmann Leaves The GOP | D.B. Cooper Documentary

We hear opinions and analysis of the latest regional news. Multnomah County commissioner Lori Stegmann leaves the Republican party. And a new documentary claims to have found the real D.B. Cooper. 

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MoviePass Positioned To Disrupt Movie Industry; Theaters Not Sold

The MoviePass subscription service allows users to attend one movie a day for $9.95 a month. Some theater operators and industry insiders are questioning the sustainability of the business model. 

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Student Satellite | Monsanto Lawsuit | Non-Unanimous Juries | College Savings Plans

We learn about a nano-satellite project at Portland State and hear from the parties in an Oregon lawsuit against Monsanto. Also, we hear about a push to abolish non-unanimous juries and what the new tax law means for private school tuition.

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Ethics Investigation | MoviePass | Salvadoran Portlander

Will a new movie theater subscription service disrupt Portland's independent movie ecosystem? What does the federal government's recent announcement mean for local immigrants from El Salvador? And we learn about recent ethics findings about Cylvia Hayes.

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Washington Legislative Session | TriMet Driver | Homeless Campus | Bundy Case

We look ahead to the 2018 Washington legislative session that starts Monday. Also, we talk with a TriMet bus driver about his experiences on the job. We learn about a new homeless campus in Klamath Falls and hear about how the case against Cliven Bundy was dismissed.   

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Train Update | MLB Umpire | Kairos Grant

An update on the fatal train crash in Washington. Also, an interview with a retiring MLB umpire from Portland. And a big grant to KairosPDX — the charter school aims to get more students of color into STEM.