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Former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has written a new memoir called "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

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Demolition | Premature Birth | Hamilton Fish And Impeachment


Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's father played a key role in the Nixon impeachment process. Is Portland following its demolition inspection ordinance? A new study shows Oregon is doing relatively well on premature birth rates, except among women of color.

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Pacemakers | Gender Change | Paper Mill | Feral Cats


An Oregon doctor is accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers. A Lane County judge denied a person's request to legally change their gender to nonbinary. A West Linn paper mill has re-opened. And Grants Pass has a feral cat problem.

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REBROADCAST: Barry Lopez


In "Horizon," Oregon author Barry Lopez reflects on a lifetime of human and natural encounters across the globe.

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REBROADCAST: A Night At The Moda Center


As the Blazers season gets started, we listen back to a show recorded near the end of the last season: a behind the scenes audio portrait of everything that goes into making the Moda Center work.

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Ambassador Susan Rice Knows How To Take A Hit And Keep Going

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 15, 2019

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has written a new memoir called "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

Demolition | Premature Birth | Hamilton Fish And Impeachment

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2019

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's father played a key role in the Nixon impeachment process. Is Portland following its demolition inspection ordinance? A new study shows Oregon is doing relatively well on premature birth rates, except among women of color. 

Pacemakers | Gender Change | Paper Mill | Feral Cats

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 13, 2019

An Oregon doctor is accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers. A Lane County judge denied a person's request to legally change their gender to nonbinary. A West Linn paper mill has re-opened. And Grants Pass has a feral cat problem.

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OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2019

In "Horizon," Oregon author Barry Lopez reflects on a lifetime of human and natural encounters across the globe.

REBROADCAST: A Night At The Moda Center

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 11, 2019

As the Blazers season gets started, we listen back to a show recorded near the end of the last season: a behind the scenes audio portrait of everything that goes into making the Moda Center work.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Thank You For Your Service

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2019

We get opinions and analysis of the week's biggest news. And we listen back to a conversation with veterans about what the phrase "thank you for your service" means to them.

Dinners In Parks | Central Oregon Editor | Tribal Liaison

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 7, 2019

New permits will be required to provide free food in public parks. Several Central Oregon newspapers have a new editor. And the Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison.

Washington Elections Recap | Vietnamese Nail Salon | Coffee

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2019

We talk about Washington state's recent election. Plus, a documentary filmmaker on why nail salon workers are overwhelmingly Vietnamese. A nonprofit wants to make the coffee industry better for workers and consumers.

Climate Change Warning | Mayor Of NE Portland | Ghost Towns

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2019

Paul Knauls, known as the Mayor of NE Portland, reflects on his life and legacy. Also, a new exhibit highlights the history of ghost towns. And the Washington State Historical Society has hired a tribal liaison.

Gert Boyle | Sea Urchins | Sex Education

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2019

Kelp and other marine life are overwhelmed with purple sea urchins taking over the West Coast. The Hillsboro School District adds new topics to their sex education program, but some parents aren't happy with the changes. And we remember Columbia Sportswear's longtime chairwoman Gert Boyle.

News Roundtable | Apples & Tariffs | Missing Persons

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 2019

How does law enforcement respond to missing persons reports? How have tariffs affected one Northwest apple farmer? Also, we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

The Slants | Rodeo | Diversifying Construction | Trust In News

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2019

The band The Slants plays its last show this weekend. A native rodeo rider from Oregon comes from a long family tradition. Metro wants to diversify construction crews on publicly funded projects. Readers are more likely to trust journalism that takes them somewhere.

Healthcare Comparison Study | Opioid Addiction | Ambient Sounds

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2019

A new program helps women transition to a life after incarceration. A cult classic ambient album that was recorded in 1975 has been re-released. And a new study compares medical care access of patients with private health insurance and those with Medicaid.

Elections Preview | Walden | Child Abuse Hotline | Talking About Race

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 29, 2019

What's on the ballot? Greg Walden won't be running for election. A new child abuse hotline faces challenges. And a conversation series about race takes place in Oregon City Public Library.

Earthquake Communication | Egyptian Runner | Rothko Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2019

Our basic communication structure will be affected when a catastrophic earthquake hits. A disability rights advocate from Egypt is in Oregon on a fellowship. There's a new documentary about painter Mark Rothko.  

News Roundtable | Beth Piatote: The Beadworkers

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2019

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, a new short story collection looks at the life of Pacific Northwest Native Americans.

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OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2019

Four women of color who have been elected to office tell us about the challenges of running, and holding those positions. 

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OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2019

Four Portland metro-area leaders discuss what it means to have more women of color winning elections and holding power in government.

Stopping School Shooters | DNA Testing | New Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2019

Home DNA tests are having an unforeseen impact. What tools do officials have to stop would-be school shooters? And a new bridge goes up over Portland's Burnside Street.

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OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2019

A dangerous tropical fungus may have traveled to Oregon 100 years ago on ships. A variety show is produced inside a prison. The housing crisis would be worse if young Oregonians weren't living with parents or roommates. And Jeff Mapes has an update on cannabis industry banking.


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