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Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2016

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?

Cascade-Siskiyou Monument Expansion | Standing Rock | Underrepresented Stories At Wolff Gallery

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 29, 2016

We hear about plans to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the latest news from the Standing Rock protests and a gallery that exhibits work from underrepresented artists.

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REBROADCAST: Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 28, 2016

We bring you one of our favorite conversations from last year: writer Elizabeth Gilbert talking about the origins of creativity.

Mystery Plane Crash | Oregon Wines | Can A Beer Save The World?

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 23, 2016

A longstanding plane crash mystery comes closer to resolution, the Oregon wine industry faces a big shake-up, and a Portland-brewed beer aims to save the world.

Nicholson Baker And Michael Copperman: Teaching In Public Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2016

Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.

Tour De Chef

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2016

OPB TV host Katrina Sarson and local author Diana Abu-Jaber talk to five different Portland chefs about their new cookbooks.

Student Protest | Economic Check In | Young Voters

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2016

We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.

PCC President | Climate Change And Marijuana Under Trump | Whale Poop

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2016

We meet the new president of Portland Community College, discuss what the Trump administration may mean for climate change and for marijuana laws, and find out what scientists are learning from whale poop.

News Roundtable | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Writer Sherman Alexie: Thunder Boy Jr.

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2016

Northwest writer Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's book, "Thunder Boy Jr."

Heath Care Under Trump | Gay Conversion Therapy | Stranded Russian Spies

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2016

We discuss possible changes to Oregon's Medicaid system in a Trump presidency, Garrard Conley shares his experience in gay conversion therapy, and we learn about a pair of former Russian spies now stranded in Oregon.

Casey Jarman On 'Death: An Oral History'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 15, 2016

A local author takes a look at death and dying, mortality and grieving.

Portland Protests | Imagining A President Trump | Portland Zoning Changes

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2016

We talk to a leader of some of the protests this weekend and about how some African-Americans are envisioning life under President Trump. We also look at how the Portland city council is thinking of changing the city's zoning.

Reaction To The Election

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 10, 2016

We hear from Oregonians about how the election of Donald Trump as President may affect their lives.

REBROADCAST: Coming Home In America

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 11, 2016

How has the experience of coming back from war changed for veterans of wars, from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2016

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.

Oregon's Last Great Election | Sibling Reunion

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 8, 2016

We hear about what one longtime political reporter calls Oregon's last great election. Also, we explore the nature of family with four siblings who didn't meet until they were in their 60s.

Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.

Voting Issues | Presidential Powers | Facebook, News And Democracy

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 7, 2016

We hear about some unusual voting issues in Oregon and Washington, presidential powers writ large, and the staggering influence of Facebook.

Portland Author Chelsea Cain Speaks About Twitter Outrage And Misogyny

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2016

Portland author Chelsea Cain recently quit Twitter after receiving misogynist comments about her recent comic book series Mockingbird. We hear about her experience.

News Roundtable | Developer Donates Shelter | Lincoln High Football Players Protest

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2016

Our news roundtable discusses the biggest stories of the week, we hear from a developer who is donating property for a homeless shelter and we talk to football players protesting the national anthem.

Elder Abuse Prosecutor | Cubs Win | Misogyny On Twitter | Gary Johnson

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 3, 2016

We hear why bestselling Portland author Chelsea Cain recently shut down her Twitter account. We'll also talk to the state's first elder abuse prosecutor and end with an interview with Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson.

Talking Business | Playground Design | Stealing Our Election

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 2016

Can playgrounds be designed for better play? Also, we check in on the latest business news. And we'll find out what happens to your ballot after to put it in the mail.

The Future Of The American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2016

High school students from around Portland gathered in North Portland to share their personal stories, their experiences and what the American Dream means to them.


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