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Oregon Saves | Cassius Clay Play | Student Survey

A new play for kids takes on the early life of Muhammed Ali. High school students survey other high school students. And a new Oregon program offers state-run retirement savings.

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Gun Sales | School Safety And Walkouts | Columbia River Tribes

One month after the Parkland, Florida shooting, we'll speak with Oregon students and a school resource officer about student walkouts and school safety. Also, are age limits for gun sales discrimination? And, we'll hear about the significance of the Columbia River to tribal communities.

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Frog Shuttle | The 'Boyfriend Loophole' | Sanctuary Cities

We discuss: a volunteer effort to ensure the safety of threatened frogs, what changes to expect now that abusive intimate partners can be restricted from having guns, and conflicting claims about sanctuary cities.

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Rural Broadband | Tree Wells | Commercial Renters | 'A Gentleman Bank Robber'

We discuss: a plan to expand rural broadband in Oregon; the dangers of tree wells; stronger renters protections for business owners; and a new film that tells the story of Rita "Bo" Brown.

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Library Music | Sex Offenders | Prosthetics Design

A new book argues that sex offenders can be reformed. Also, a new streaming service from Multnomah County Library will provide music from local musicians. And a new exhibition looks at the design of prosthetics.

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Talking Business | Legislative Wrap Up | WA Governor Inslee

We'll broadcast today from Olympia, where we'll talk to Washington Governor Jay Inslee. We'll also get an update on the latest business news, and on the end of Oregon's legislative session.

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Artist Space | Racism And Health | Banned Book | Public Records

What can Portland do to make the city affordable to artists? Also, we'll learn about how racism can affect our health. And we'll talk about Beaverton School District's decision to ban a young adult book. Finally, Washington state representative Gerry Pollet tells us about a bill to change availability of public records. 

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Cap And Trade | Honors College | Letter To A Shooter

We hear about California's cap and trade program. Also, we explore the value of an honors college at the University of Oregon. And, a Portland author speaks about the man who shot him in the back, leaving him paralyzed. 

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Farmers' Mental Health | Prison Soccer Tournaments | High School Aviation

A Washington lawmaker has introduced a bill to provide free mental health care to farmworkers. Also, we learn about soccer tournaments between Oregon State Penitentiary inmates and outside volunteers. And, Sisters High School is one of the few in the nation with aviation classes for its students.

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Oregon STD Rates | Author Willy Vlautin | Online Dating While Black

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Central Oregon. Also, Portland author Willy Vlautin tells us about his latest book. And a journalist conducts an experiment about racism in online dating.

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No More Curbside Recycling | Unlikely Hikers | Marathon Madness

What does it take to get comfortable spending time in nature? Also, a Portland man has run 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. And an Oregon town will no longer have curbside recycling.

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Idaho US Attorney | 'Two Balloons' | Axemen | Pikas

We talk to Idaho's US Attorney about cannabis, and to a Portland filmmaker about his new stop-motion short film. Also, a Eugene high school's sports teams have a new gender-neutral name, and an OSU lab is studying new pika habitats.

Politics | History | local | Sports | Think Out Loud

Sen. Kruse Investigation | Black History Festival | Olympics Rule 40

An investigation into Oregon Sen. Jeff Kruse's behavior was released Tuesday. A new festival celebrates black history in Oregon. And a former pro runner talks about a rule banning athletes from mentioning the Olympics on social media during the games. 

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Portland Area Clinics Negotiate New Contracts After FamilyCare Closure

Roughly 115,000 patients will have to find new health insurance when FamilyCare Health goes out of business this month. And health care clinics in the area face tough new business challenges.

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Salem Youth Shelter | Oregon's Janitor Law | Chief Danielle Outlaw

Portland's new police chief, Danielle Outlaw, joins us. Also, we'll talk to a Salem high school student who is starting a youth homeless shelter. And we'll learn about a law that just went into effect to protect janitorial workers.

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Talking Business | Athletes' Mental Health | Family Shelter Portraits

What kind of mental health support do college athletes get? Also, we'll talk to a Portland-area photographer about her portraits of families at Gresham's Family Shelter. And we'll get the latest business news.

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Migration Patterns: Mapping Our Journey

Art therapist and social activist Rachel O'Rourke has spent much of the past year photographing families living at Gresham's Human Solutions Family Center.

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Detroit Lake | Green Cities | 'The Brothers Paranormal'

Will popular Detroit Lake be empty for two years? Is Portland as green as it thinks it is? Also, we'll learn about an effort to bring more diverse storytelling to Oregon.

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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.