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Jordan Cove | Doctor In Alaska

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2019

A proposed natural gas export pipeline project has applied for a permit from the Department of State Lands. And a retired Bend doctor tells us about his time as the sole medical provider in rural Alaska.

Snowpack | Homeless In Bend | PPS Vote | Terry Blas

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 30, 2019

Oregon's snowpack is below normal, again. A formerly homeless man in Bend is trying to help others in that position. And we learn about the PPS board's vote Tuesday night to pull out of an agreement with the city over police in schools.

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Tribes On Climate Change | Eugene Plan | Wheeler County

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2019

Northwest tribes talk climate change. Eugene has a plan to end homelessness. And Wheeler County has been struggling with a lack of volunteer emergency responders.

Vaccine Regionalism | Psilocybin Therapy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2019

What does the measles outbreak in Washington mean for Oregon? And why are there so many unvaccinated people in the Pacific Northwest? Also, we learn about an effort to legalize the therapeutic use of psilocybin.

Historian H.W. Brands At Portland Book Festival

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2019

H.W. Brands latest book focuses on the lives of three men who shaped the early years of this country.

The Awakening Of A Former White Nationalist

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2019

Portland journalist Eli Saslow's latest book chronicles the life of Derek Black, who was once one of the rising stars of the white nationalist movement.

Mental Health Crisis | Immigrant Nurses | Bosnian Play

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2019

Why are police often the first responders for mental health crises? A new program helps nurses from other countries get their Oregon credentials. And a new play tells a story of Bosnian survival.

2019 Legislative Session | DRO Lawsuit | Youth Unlimited

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2019

We look ahead to Oregon's 2019 Legislative session. And we talk with an Oregon woman who has started a foster care agency to provide behavioral rehabilitation care for youth. 

News Roundtable | Syrian Stories For Young Readers

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 18, 2019

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional stories of the week. And we hear from two authors who have written books for young readers about the Syrian civil war and refugee crisis.

Tayari Jones At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 17, 2019

The author Tayari Jones talks to us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

Sexism In Consumer Electronics | Neighborhood Split | 'Teenage Dick'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2019

A Bend startup alleges sexism at the Consumer Electronics Show. One Portland neighborhood has two competing neighborhood groups. A play re-imagines Shakespeare's "Richard III" in High School.

REBROADCAST: Claudia Rankine

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2019

We listen back to an interview with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.  

Salem Homeless | Indigenous Languages | Chronically Ill In College

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2019

Salem has banned the distribution of food under the Marion Street Bridge. A linguistics lab at the University of Oregon works to revitalize indigenous languages. And a student writes about her chronic illness experience.

State of the State | Artist Residency Program | WA Opioid Approach | Daylight Saving

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2019

A residency program focuses on artists with disabilities. A new podcast explores a Washington county's approach to the opioid epidemic. Governor Brown gives her State of the State address today. And California voters approved keeping the state on Daylight Saving time year round.

Oregon Education Audit | News Roundtable | Kid Governors

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 11, 2019

An Oregon education audit reveals big problems. The incoming and outgoing kid governors tell us about their agendas. Also, we get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week.

The $22 Billion Question: Understanding PERS

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2019

Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System is in billions of dollars of trouble. But it's not just an abstract number: this is a story about real people’s lives and it affects all Oregonians.

SNAP Pilot Program | Portland in Color | REBROADCAST: Willy Vlautin

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2019

A state pilot program helps people on public assistance find jobs. A new directory is meant to bolster visibility for Portland artists of color. And we listen back to a conversation with Willy Vlautin. 

Talking Business | Vaping | Elliott State Forest

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2019

E-cigarette use has been declared an epidemic by the U.S. Surgeon General. Also, we'll learn what OSU would like to do with Elliott State Forest, and we'll get the latest business news.

Fatal Police Shooting | Second Home For Homeless Youth | Mars

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2019

We hear about a fatal police shooting in Portland, a program to get homeless youth through high school and the exploration of Mars. 

News Roundtable | Coffee Creek | Dan Saltzman | Girl Scouts

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 4, 2019

We get opinion and analysis about some of the week's top stories. We also hear about a new policy at the women's prison, Portland city commissioner Dan Saltzman and girls in the Boy Scouts in southern Oregon.

New Laws | Northwest Fires | Changes In The Book Biz

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2019

This hour we talk about the book business, the increase of catastrophic wildfires in the Pacific Northwest and the new laws that will affect Oregonians in the new year.

REBROADCAST: George Saunders On 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2019

We listen back to an interview with celebrated short story author George Saunders on his novel "Lincoln in the Bardo."


OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 1, 2019

We listen back to a celebration of our 10-year anniversary – it's a series of one-on-one interviews with notable Oregonians about how their lives have changed over the last ten years.

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