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Home Funerals | Recovery High School | Vaping Ban

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2019

We'll find out more about Oregon's new flavored vape ban. Also, a new website helps people who want to take funerals into their own hands. And a high school helps students who are in recovery from addiction. 

NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2019

What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

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News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Vancouver Veterinarian

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2019

We hear opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, we listen back to an interview with the local star of the Animal Planet show "Amanda to the Rescue."

Q&A: 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2019

Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness and much more in her film "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements." 

Exquisite Creatures | Deafness, Identity And Voice

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2019

Oregon-based artist Christopher Marley makes art from dead creatures. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness.

REBROADCAST: Leni Zumas On "Red Clocks"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2019

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

DOC Workers | Social Studies | Lead Bullets

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections has built employee wellness centers. The Oregon Zoo has hired a hunter to teach other hunters about lead bullets. And how do social studies teachers teach the current political moment?

The Oldest Hardware Store In Portland Celebrates 140 Years

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2019

The Chown family is celebrated the 140th birthday of the store now known as Chown Hardware.

College Athletes | Non-Compete Agreements | Chown Hardware

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2019

Will California's new law affect Oregon college athletes? Has a law changing non-compete agreements affected Oregon workers? And the oldest hardware store in Portland has been around since before there were light bulbs.

NW ICE Officers | REBROADCAST: 'Ask For Jane' Activist

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2019

How do Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Northwest use social media and online tools to find people who are in the country illegally to arrest? And we listen back to our conversation with activist Judith Arcana.   

Earthquake Infrastructure | Salazar Ban | School Librarians

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2019

Alberto Salazar has been sanctioned for violating anti-doping rules. Portland water pipes would be nearly destroyed in a big earthquake. How has the role of school librarians changed over the years?

REBROADCAST: The Dreamers

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2019

Portland author Karen Thompson Walker's book "The Dreamers" explores a world where people can catch a disease that puts them to sleep.

Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2019

The Yurok Tribe has declared personhood rights for the Klamath River. A new study found that sage grouse wearing transmitters are more likely to die. National leaders weigh in on the Portland Police contract.


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