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Staff Pick: Writing Love Songs

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 31, 2010

Finish the year with a bit of love by listening back to this show on Writing Love Songs.

Staff Pick: Brian Doyle

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 30, 2010

Moments to remember with writer Brian Doyle.

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Staff Pick: Downsizing as a Senior

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 29, 2010

OPB reporter April Baer suggests you listen to our show on Downsizing as a Senior.

Rebroadcast: Unschool Rules

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 28, 2010

The philosophy and culture of unschooling.

Staff Pick: Having & Raising Children

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 28, 2010

Today's show is a compilation of three programs on having and raising children.

Staff Pick: Quarter-Life Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2010

Producer Julie Sabatier reccomends taking a listen to Surviving the Quarter-Life Crisis.

Staff Pick: Keeping the Faith

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 24, 2010

Producer Kate McMahon recommends you listen to Keeping the Faith.

Northwest Passages: William Kittredge

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 23, 2010

Emily speaks with iconic Western writer William Kittredge.

Oregon and Alcohol

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 22, 2010

We explore the growth of Oregon's alcohol industry.

Contrasting Coverage

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2010

How has news coverage of a bank bombing in Woodburn and an attempted bombing in Portland affected your perceptions of these cases?

Unemployed for Ages

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2010

How people who have been unemployed for a long time are doing.

Trust and Travel

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 17, 2010

We discuss trusting strangers while traveling — especially when couchsurfing, hitchhiking, and house-swapping.

Wage Woes

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2010

What is the ripple effect of comparatively low personal income on the state as a whole?

Winter Depression

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 15, 2010

We talk to people affected by depression this winter season.

Obama's Popularity

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2010

How are Oregon voters feeling about President Obama?

Islam in the Northwest

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2010

How are Muslims perceived in the Pacific Northwest?

RUT? Teens & Texting

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 10, 2010

Teen texting and the issues it raises for educators, parents, and lawmakers.

The Benefits of Auctioneering

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2010

We meet an auctioneer, hear her story, and explore the connections between givers and receivers. 

Warming Up to Climate Change

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2010

How are businesses, individuals and governments preparing for environmental changes?


OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2010

As the Oregon legislature prepares for an upcoming session that has a 30-30 split in the House, will lawmakers be willing to compromise to get things done?

The 2010 Election Divide

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2010

A new poll by OPB and Fox 12* shows about a 50-50 split between Oregonians feeling optimistic and pessimistic about the new governor and legislature.

Somali Communities

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2010

We speak with members of Oregon's Somali communities.


OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2010

With the Civil War game coming up this weekend it got us thinking about what it means to be a fan.

Bagby Hot Springs

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2010

Who should run Bagby Hot Springs?

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