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The Best Of 'On The Road'

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2018

We listen back to some of our favorite moments talking to people on the highways and byways of the region.

Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant | Alicia Jo Rabins

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2018

Oregon is experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty in programs around the state. A methanol plant is coming to the Port of Kalama. And we sit down with author Alicia Jo Rabins. 

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Sugar Shack Demolition | Homeless Vets | Police In Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 11, 2018

Affordable housing will replace a former Portland strip club. Operation Welcome Home will use state lottery funds for veteran services. Portland Public Schools considers increasing police presence. 

Mental Health And Police | Teresa Alonso Leon | New Mushroom

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 10, 2018

A program in Eugene sends crisis workers out on mental health crisis calls, rather than police. Also, a new species of mushroom was found in southern Oregon. And we sit down with state Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon.

News Roundtable | Education And Trauma | Timbers

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2018

The news roundtable gives us opinions and analysis on this week's news. What can schools do to help kids who have experienced trauma at home? And tomorrow the Timbers will try to become league champions.

Student Deaths | Lake Oswego City Councilor | Christmas Trees

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2018

A school district responds to student deaths by suicide. Daniel Nguyen is the first person of color on Lake Oswego's city council. We ask listeners: Do you prefer real or artificial Christmas trees?

Murdered Indigenous Women | Violence Against Women Act | Gorge Trails | Cody Sheehy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2018

A new report tracks indigenous women murdered in urban areas. The Violence Against Women Act will expire this month unless Congress takes action. Popular Columbia River Gorge trails reopen after the fire.

Tara Westover At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2018

Live at Literary Arts, we sit down with writer Tara Westover to discuss her memoir, "Educated."

Kate Brown | GOP Legislative Priorities | Migrant Caravan

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2018

We talk with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown about her budget and hear from state Rep. Greg Barreto on the GOP's priorities. A retired engineer from Hood River visits the caravan at the border. 

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