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News Roundtable | Walden On Net Neutrality | Blumenauer On The Farm Bill

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 15, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories in the weeks news. We also hear from Congressman Greg Walden on "net neutrality,"and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on the farm bill. 

Particulate Pollution | Homeless Students | Winning Teacher

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2017

The number of homeless students in Oregon is  higher than ever. Also, a middle school PPS wants to reopen sits right near the freeway. And a math teacher in Bend wins a national award.

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Superfund Priorities | Downtown Crime | Medical Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2017

The EPA has put the Portland Harbor on a list of Superfund priority sites — what does that mean? Also, another take on crime in downtown Portland. And we'll check-in on the medical marijuana market.

Protecting Farmworkers | Urban Rural Divide | Net Neutrality

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2017

We hear about new efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's take on this week's net neutrality vote, and urban and rural Oregonians trying to understand their differences.

Vera Katz | Kenton Women's Village

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 11, 2017

Former Portland mayor and Oregon house speaker Vera Katz died Monday morning at age 84. Also, we discuss a pilot program that provides tiny homes to homeless women.

News Roundtable | Sara Gelser | NORCOR Jail

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. We hear from Oregon state Sen. Sara Gelser who was featured in Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. Also, we discuss a new report on conditions at NORCOR. 

Life After Taggart | Accessible Park | Pioneer School

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2017

The special education program at Pioneer School in Portland Public Schools will close. Also, a new park is home to Oregon's first outdoor field for disabled athletes. And Oregon football coach Willie Taggart is leaving for Florida.

Bend Government | African American Priorities In Portland | Columbia CEO

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2017

The Portland African American Leadership Forum has a new plan reflecting the priorities of Portland's African American community. Bend City Council will decide whether to send voters a plan to fundamentally change the city's system of government. And Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle talks about safety for downtown businesses.

Talking Business | Kid Governor | Graduate Student Taxes | Christmas Trees

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2017

Oregon is the leading producer of Christmas trees in the country. We'll learn more about the business. Also, the state's first kid governor, some regional business news and what the GOP tax bill could mean for Oregon universities.

Car Thefts In PDX | Gorge Recovery | Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2017

How is the Gorge recovering after the fire? Also, we'll hear from Eugene's mayor. And a story about why car thefts are on the rise in Portland.

News Roundtable | Asian Immigrants | Hanford Cleanup

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. Also, we hear about a milestone in the Hanford nuclear cleanup. And we talk to a local organization that works with Asian immigrants — the fastest growing immigrant group in Oregon. 

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