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News Roundtable | Teen Dad


We discuss the biggest headlines from this week. Also, teen dad Uhusti Gause shares his story and how having his son at the age of 15 had a positive influence on his life. 

Photo: Courtesy of Uhusti Gause

Paraplegic Mountaineer | Deaf Arts Film Festival


We talk to the first paraplegic woman to summit Mount Hood. And a Portland deaf musician has organized the Northwest's first Deaf Arts Festival. 

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Activism Across Generations


How has activism has evolved over almost 50 years? We host an intergenerational conversation about what it takes to change the world.

Photo: Claire Martin-Tellis/OPB

McCleary Case | Father's Day Bailouts | Student Magazine


We sit down with political reporter Austin Jenkins to discuss the new ruling of the McCleary case. Also, a woman raises money to bailout fathers from jail, and students publish an outdoor magazine. 

Photo: C Hanchey/Flickr

Grand Ronde Artifacts Come Home After More Than A Century


The British Museum held artifacts from the Grand Ronde reservation for over a century. Now, some of those items have returned to Oregon. 

Photo: Courtesy of Grand Ronde reservation 

News Roundtable | Better Policing | Hermiston Valedictorian


We discuss some of this week's biggest headlines. A new committee aims to improve community-engaged policing. And we talk to Marvin Hozi, an Iraqi refugee who is now a valedictorian at Hermiston HS.

Photo: Ericka Cruz Guevarra/OPB

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News Roundtable | Teen Dad

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2018

We discuss the biggest headlines from this week. Also, teen dad Uhusti Gause shares his story and how having his son at the age of 15 had a positive influence on his life. 

Water Toxin Update | Paraplegic Mountaineer | Deaf Arts Film Festival

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2018

We talk to the first paraplegic woman to summit Mount Hood. And a Portland deaf musician has organized the Northwest's first Deaf Arts Festival. 

Feel The Music (And See It) At The Northwest Deaf Arts Festival

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2018

The first Northwest Deaf Arts Festival will highlight inclusion with the help of deaf musician Myles de Bastion. He has incorporated visual and tactile ways to experience music into the event. 

Activism Across Generations

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2018

How has activism has evolved over almost 50 years? We host an intergenerational conversation about what it takes to change the world.

Journalist Masha Gessen On Russia And Totalitarianism

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2018

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen has written extensively about what totalitarianism looks like in Russia under Vladimir Putin.

McCleary Case | Father's Day Bailouts | Student Magazine

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2018

We sit down with political reporter Austin Jenkins to discuss the new ruling of the McCleary case. Also, a woman raises money to bailout fathers from jail, and students publish an outdoor magazine. 

News Roundtable | Better Policing | Hermiston Valedictorian

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2018

We discuss some of this week's biggest headlines. A new committee aims to improve community-engaged policing. And we talk to Marvin Hozi, an Iraqi refugee who is now a valedictorian at Hermiston HS.

Toxic Algae | Tribal Museum | Daycare Closing | Madras Graduation Rates

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2018

This hour we take up: algae blooms, an exhibition of artifacts at the Grand Ronde reservation, a childcare facility closed after abuse allegations and rising high school graduation rates in Madras. 

Grand Ronde Artifacts Come Home After More Than A Century

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2018

The British Museum held artifacts from the Grand Ronde reservation for over a century. Now, some of those items have returned to Oregon. 

Newspaper Closures | Racism And Public Health | Library Naloxone

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2018

Research shows newspaper closures result in higher government spending. We look at the intersection of race, poverty and public health. And, libraries will begin to carry Naloxone.

Reparations | Animated TV | Basketball Coach

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2018

A Portland studio makes animated TV shows. A local activist gathers people together to talk about reparations. And a high school boys basketball team has a female coach for the first time since the 1930s.

Heather Roberts Says No Matter The Court, Basketball Is Basketball

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2018

Heather Roberts is the first female coach for a boys high school basketball team in Oregon since the 1930s. She shares how she got interested in basketball and how she deals with overly involved parents.

Colorado Baker | Portland Pickles | Public Records | Implicit Bias

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2018

We talk with law professor Jim Oleske; the Portland Pickles' co-owner; the new state public records advocate; and a deputy chief at the Portland Police Bureau involved in implicit bias training.

News Roundtable | Vaccination Rates | MAX Attack

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2018

We get a range of opinions on some of the big stories of the week. Also, more Oregon parents are opting their kindergartners out of required  vaccinations. And we talk to one of the teen girls harassed on a MAX train one year ago.

Victim Remembers The MAX Attack 1 Year Later

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2018

One of the two teenagers allegedly harassed prior to two fatal stabbings on the MAX remembers those who defended her and shares her feelings of guilt.

Gorge Recovery | Wave Energy | Foster Care

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2018

How is business in the Columbia River Gorge after last summer's fire? Also, we check in on plans for a wave energy testing site off the Oregon coast. And we talk about reforming child welfare with an advocacy group and a lawmaker.

Two Takes On Foster Care Politics And Policy

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2018

Adoptive parent Ben West criticizes Oregon's child welfare system and shares what's driving Oregon Foster Families First. And state Senator Sara Gelser gives her take on changes to the system.

Plovers | Ransomware | Dire Wolves | First Amendment

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2018

A woman in Southern Oregon is trying to breed dogs that look like dire wolves. The Roseburg School District paid a ransom to hackers. And Snowy Plovers were seen at Fort Stevens for the first time in 30 years. 

Talking Business | Menstruation While Homeless | High School Sexual Violence

OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2018

A Portland nonprofit distributes menstrual products to homeless women. Students at Grant High School want the administration to respond to sexual violence. And we get the latest business news.

#TOL10: What Is The Purpose Of Government?

OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2018

As a part of our series looking at some of the biggest issues likely to face Oregon in the next decade, we ask an audience in Josephine County about tensions between local, state and federal control.


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