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REBROADCAST: Nonfiction Account Of Westerners Recruited Into ISIS

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2018

What leads young women who are living comfortable lives in the West to leave everything behind and join ISIS? That’s what the Norwegian journalist and best-selling author Åsne Seierstad explores.

News Roundtable | Ural Thomas

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2018

Our rotating panel of news watchers takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. And we sit down with Portland soul singer Ural Thomas to talk about his career and upcoming album.

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Homeless ID Pilot Program | Alice Tallmadge's New Memoir

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2018

Portland police are working on a program to provide IDs to homeless people. Alice Tallmadge's new memoir explores her family's panic over a false belief that Satanic abuse was sweeping the nation.

Inactive Voters | Mental Health Alliance | Recovery Farm

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2018

Oregon's secretary of state is reaching out to inactive voters via Facebook. The Mental Health Alliance wants input on police use of force. And, a farm in Carlton helps men recovering from addiction.

Oregon's 'Model Dress Code' Aims To Make School Policies More Fair

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2018

Schools around the nation are adopting Oregon's "model dress code." The code approved by Portland Public Schools in 2016 aims to create a dress code that meets students' concerns.

Surviving Hiroshima | Escaping The Nazis

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2018

We listen back to conversations with two women who survived the horrors of World War II and later made new lives in Oregon. One escaped the Holocaust, the other was in Hiroshima the day the bomb was dropped.

News Roundtable | Sanctuary State Ballot Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2018

We listen to arguments for and against Ballot Measure 105, which would repeal Oregon's 31-year-old sanctuary law. Also, our news roundtable discusses this week's biggest stories. 

Homeless Youth And Outside In | World Champion Weightlifter

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2018

The nonprofit Outside In will now be able to triple the number of homeless youth it can counsel, thanks to a $2.5 million grant. And, a Eugene weightlifter talks about her World Masters Championship.

Indigenous Nations Studies | Student Dress Code | Oregon Teacher Salaries | Hospital Safety

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2018

We take up Oregon's first bachelor's degree in Native American studies; a national high school dress code, teacher salaries; and a new effort to prevent violence against hospital staff.

Jo Ann Hardesty | Alt-Weeklies | REBROADCAST: Author Renee Watson

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2018

Records show Jo Ann Hardesty collected over $10,000 in income last year from her volunteer work at the NAACP. Also, we talk about alt-weeklies after several have closed nationwide. And, we listen back to an interview with author Renée Watson. 

Home Away From Home: Portrait Of A Fire Camp

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2018

What makes it possible for firefighters to do the work they do? A very well-organized incident command team sets up a small city on the edge of the wilderness.

News Roundtable | Vote-By-Mail History | Suicide Survivor Stories

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2018

Oregonians have been able to vote-by-mail for 20 years now. A new art projects features stories from survivors of suicide attempts. And our news roundtable offers opinions and analysis of some of the week's biggest stories.

Innocence Project | Josephine County | Life Expectancy | Smoke Summit

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2018

This hour: The Innocence Project helps release a man from prison; Josephine County's challenge to marijuana law; a report on life expectancy across the state; and a summit on smoke in Southern Oregon.

Cranberry Hold Back | Voices Of Trans Women | Eagle Creek Fire Documentaries

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2018

American cranberry farmers want to destroy a portion of their crop. Also, a new musical work features the voices of transgender women. And students in the Columbia River Gorge produced documentaries about the Eagle Creek Fire. 

Apprenticeship Training | A History Of Evolution

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2018

Everything you think you know about evolution is wrong. Also, we learn about a job training program for the construction field.

Chronic Absenteeism | Carbon Neutral Buildings | Micah Camden

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2018

We learn about a new plan to address chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools and a recent pledge by the city of Portland to make new buildings carbon neutral by 2030. Also, we sit down with Portland restauranteur Micah Camden. 

News Roundtable | Airbnb | FEMA Youth Council

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 7, 2018

Most of Portland's short term rentals are operating illegally. FEMA has created a council of young people to create solutions to emergency preparedness. And we discuss the biggest news of the week with our news roundtable.

The Blue Paradox | Right 2 Dream, Too | Creative Laureate

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2018

We hear about a new study highlighting potential unintended consequences of conservation zones, how Portland's R2D2 campers are doing in their new location, and meet Bend's first creative laureate.  

Oregon Trail | Creative Chaos | Kah-Nee-Ta | Homelessness Ruling

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2018

Remaining ruts from the Oregon Trail may soon be destroyed. The Kah-Nee-Ta resort is closed. A new court ruling could affect how cities handle homelessness. A theater troupe of developmentally disabled actors forms in Cottage Grove. 

Talking Business | Kissing Up | Underground Grad School

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2018

A new study shows that kissing up to your boss can be hard. Also, Portland Underground Graduate School offers a wide variety of classes. And the latest business news.

A Portland Family’s Journey From Homelessness To Home

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2018

Over the course of six months, the Dunham family sent radio diaries documenting their struggle first to find housing in Portland and then to keep it.

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