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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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News Roundtable | Organ Transplants | Officer-Involved Shootings


We get a range of opinions on some of the big stories of the week, then turn to a discussion around the ethics of rationing organ transplants, and then turn to the latest report on Portland police officer-involved shootings.

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Recycle No More | 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 no longer has curbside recycling.

Photo: Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix

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

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 21, 2018

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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 20, 2018

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.

TOL At 10

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 19, 2018

"Think Out Loud" kicks off a year of 10-year anniversary shows by getting personal- we'll do a series of one-on-one interviews with notable Oregonians about how their lives have changed over the last ten years.

News Roundtable | Organ Transplants | Officer-Involved Shootings

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 16, 2018

We get a range of opinions on some of the big stories of the week, then turn to a discussion around the ethics of rationing organ transplants, and then turn to the latest report on Portland police officer-involved shootings.

No More Curbside Recycling | Unlikely Hikers | Marathon Madness

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 15, 2018

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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 14, 2018

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.

Talking Business | Corals On Film | Publishing Women

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2018

A new film explores the challenges climate change poses to coral reefs. An Oregon publisher will only publish women authors this year. Also, we'll look at the latest business news.

KBOO At 50 | '101 Seconds' | Quanice Hayes

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2018

We explore KBOO Community Radio's 50-year history. Also, we talk to a Portland filmmaker who documented the aftermath of the deadly 2012 mall shooting at Clackamas Town Center. And we speak with the family of Quanice Hayes, who was killed by a Portland police officer one year ago.

'Red Clocks'

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2018

Leni Zumas talks with April Baer about her latest novel, "Red Clocks."

Claudia Rankine At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2018

We talk with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.  

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

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 7, 2018

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. 

Cannabis Convictions | Activist Seth Woolley | Tip Pooling?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2018

A federal rule change might mean some servers will have to share their tips with kitchen staff. Also, some Californians will have their marijuana convictions erased. And we'll check in with Seth Woolley, who has been filing petitions against local politicians for years.

What's Wrong With Oregon's Child Welfare Office?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 5, 2018

A recent audit found a myriad of problems at Oregon's Office of Child Welfare.

Small Landlord Exemption | Public Defenders

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2018

Should Portland landlords who only rent one unit be required to pay rental relocation fees? Also, we'll learn about the work of public defenders.

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

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2018

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.

Happy Valley Mayor | Tribal Liaison | Foster Homeless Shelter

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2018

A new homeless shelter is planned for Foster Road in Portland. Also, Happy Valley's mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer met with President Trump last week. And Portland has a new tribal liaison, Laura John.

News Roundtable | 'Magellanica'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2018

Our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest news of the week. Also, we take a look at a new play premiering at the Artists Repertory Theatre. 

REBROADCAST: Life At The Library

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 25, 2018

We listen back to our day inside the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

Measure 101 Results | Ursula K. Le Guin Remembered | Contraception In Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2018

Measure 101 passed in the special Oregon election. Also, we'll remember the legacy of Oregon writer Ursula K. Le Guin. And we'll hear about an effort to provide contraceptives in some Washington County schools.

Talking Business | Athletes' Mental Health | Family Shelter Portraits

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2018

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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