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News Roundtable | And Now We Have Everything

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2018

Our news watcher panel takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we sit down with the Portland writer Meaghan O'Connell about her new memoir.

Summer Music | Gentrification And Art | Lincoln County Commissioner

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2018

We get a preview of this summer's music events, learn about a new artist residency program for people affected by gentrification and meet a county commissioner who underwent a gender transition while in office.

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Union Case | Travel Ban | Felony Records | Transgender Police Captain

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2018

Stephanie Lourenco is the first transgender officer promoted to captain in Portland. A Supreme Court ruling on union fees may have a huge impact in Oregon. A Somali immigrant shares how yesterday's SCOTUS ruling affects his family. And Portland considers expunging renters' felony convictions.

Talking Business | Immigration Policy | Barber

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2018

We discuss the latest business news, and a federal court ruling that lawyers must be allowed to access immigration detainees. We also hear why one man started giving free haircuts to the homeless.

College World Series | Slow News | Eugenics

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2018

OSU's baseball team competes in the College World Series. We hear from the former publisher of The Register-Guard, Logan Molen, on the news industry and we learn about the American eugenics movement.

News Roundtable | Moths | Hip-Hop Dispensary

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2018

We hear about this week's biggest headlines, and how a moth has been released to stop the spread of an invasive plant. Also, we talk to the co-owners of Portland's first hip-hop-themed dispensary. 

Deaf Musician Myles de Bastion Founds Northwest Deaf Arts Festival

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2018

A lightly edited transcript of Dave Miller's interview with Myles de Bastion, a deaf musician, designer and founder of CymaSpace.

Affordable Housing | Young Podcasters | Single Mom With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2018

We discuss a report that shows a person making minimum wage can't afford a two-bedroom apartment. Also, we hear from three young girls with their own podcasts and a woman who battled cancer as a single mom. 

Family Separation | CBD | Beaverton's Camping Ban

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2018

U.S Senator Jeff Merkley joins us to talk about the police of separating families at the border. Also, there is a growing market for CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis. And the city of Beaverton has banned camping on city streets and sidewalks. 

'Advice For Future Corpses (And Those Who Love Them)'

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2018

Portland author Sallie Tisdale's new book draws on her experience as a nurse, a practitioner of Buddhism and the deaths of her own mother, a close friend, and her spiritual teacher.

Portland Housing Project | Holocaust Survivor

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2018

To address Portland's growing population the city plans to allow more duplexes and triplexes in close-in neighborhoods. Also, we hear from author and Holocaust survivor Ruth Lindemann.

News Roundtable | Teen Dad

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2018

We discuss the biggest headlines from this week. Also, teen dad Uhusti Gause shares his story and how having his son at the age of 15 had a positive influence on his life. 

Teen Dad Determined To Be Active In His Child's Life

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2018

When he was 15, Uhusti Gause became a dad. He says having a son has changed him for the better.

Feel The Music (And See It) At The Northwest Deaf Arts Festival

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2018

The first Northwest Deaf Arts Festival will highlight inclusion with the help of deaf musician Myles de Bastion. He has incorporated visual and tactile ways to experience music into the event. 

Water Toxin Update | Paraplegic Mountaineer | Deaf Arts Film Festival

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2018

We talk to the first paraplegic woman to summit Mount Hood. And a Portland deaf musician has organized the Northwest's first Deaf Arts Festival. 

Activism Across Generations

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2018

How has activism has evolved over almost 50 years? We host an intergenerational conversation about what it takes to change the world.

McCleary Case | Father's Day Bailouts | Student Magazine

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2018

We sit down with political reporter Austin Jenkins to discuss the new ruling of the McCleary case. Also, a woman raises money to bailout fathers from jail, and students publish an outdoor magazine. 

News Roundtable | Better Policing | Hermiston Valedictorian

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2018

We discuss some of this week's biggest headlines. A new committee aims to improve community-engaged policing. And we talk to Marvin Hozi, an Iraqi refugee who is now a valedictorian at Hermiston HS.

Grand Ronde Artifacts Come Home After More Than A Century

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2018

The British Museum held artifacts from the Grand Ronde reservation for over a century. Now, some of those items have returned to Oregon. 

Toxic Algae | Tribal Museum | Daycare Closing | Madras Graduation Rates

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2018

This hour we take up: algae blooms, an exhibition of artifacts at the Grand Ronde reservation, a childcare facility closed after abuse allegations and rising high school graduation rates in Madras. 

Journalist Masha Gessen On Russia And Totalitarianism

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2018

Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen has written extensively about what totalitarianism looks like in Russia under Vladimir Putin.

Heather Roberts Says No Matter The Court, Basketball Is Basketball

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2018

Heather Roberts is the first female coach for a boys high school basketball team in Oregon since the 1930s. She shares how she got interested in basketball and how she deals with overly involved parents.

Newspaper Closures | Racism And Public Health | Library Naloxone

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2018

Research shows newspaper closures result in higher government spending. We look at the intersection of race, poverty and public health. And, libraries will begin to carry Naloxone.

Victim Remembers The MAX Attack 1 Year Later

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2018

One of the two teenagers allegedly harassed prior to two fatal stabbings on the MAX remembers those who defended her and shares her feelings of guilt.

Reparations | Animated TV | Basketball Coach

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2018

A Portland studio makes animated TV shows. A local activist gathers people together to talk about reparations. And a high school boys basketball team has a female coach for the first time since the 1930s.

Colorado Baker | Portland Pickles | Public Records | Implicit Bias

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2018

We talk with law professor Jim Oleske; the Portland Pickles' co-owner; the new state public records advocate; and a deputy chief at the Portland Police Bureau involved in implicit bias training.

News Roundtable | Vaccination Rates | MAX Attack

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2018

We get a range of opinions on some of the big stories of the week. Also, more Oregon parents are opting their kindergartners out of required  vaccinations. And we talk to one of the teen girls harassed on a MAX train one year ago.

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