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Washington Legislature | Mental Health System | Sound Artist

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2019

The Washington Legislature has wrapped up. A sound artist from Portland has been chosen for the Whitney Biennial. And a new program aims to help families of people experiencing mental health crisis navigate the system.

Plague Practice | Church-Built Affordable Housing? | Comedian Mohanad Elshieky

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2019

This hour: public health officials train for a release of the plague, a Portland church has been trying to build affordable housing for years, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky takes the feds to task.

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News Roundtable | Norma Paulus | Healing From Trauma

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2019

A local program helps Latina immigrant women heal from trauma. Also, we'll learn more about the first woman elected as Oregon’s secretary of state. And we hear opinions on this week's biggest local news.

Teen Poet | Chelsea Cain | Juvenile Sentencing

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2019

The Oregon House takes up a bill to scale back mandatory minimum sentencing for juveniles. Also, Portland writer Chelsea Cain's novel has been turned into a TV series. And a local teen is headed to D.C. for a national poetry contest.

Draft Plan For Oregon Wolf Management Released

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2019

Oregon released a draft plan for wolf conservation and management detailing new rules about when a wolf can, and cannot be killed.

Blazers Advance | Do Lawsuits Change Policy? | Surviving Genocide

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2019

The Blazers head to the semifinals. Can class action lawsuits actually improve child welfare? And we talk to two people who survived genocide about what we can learn from their experiences.

Talking Business | Department Of Corrections | Oregon's Wolf Plan

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2019

Oregon has a new plan for managing wolves. Also, the head of the Oregon Department of Corrections joins us to talk about the way people housed at the Behavioral Health Unit are treated. And we get an update on the latest business news.

REBROADCAST: Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2019

We listen back to an interview with Portland author Sallie Tisdale about her book, "Advice for Future Corpses (and Those Who Love Them)."

News Roundtable | School Custodian | Whales

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2019

A custodian at a local elementary school is finalist for a national award. Also, an author of a new book about whales tells us about these large mammals. And we talk over some news of the week.

Having Difficult Conversations With Children

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2019

Sonia Manzano spent years talking to kids as she played the role of Maria on "Sesame Street." Manzano joins a panel of experts discussing how to have difficult conversations with children.

Mortgage Tax Deduction | Women's Basketball | School Boards

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2019

This hour we talk about: proposed Oregon changes to mortgage interest tax deductions, support for collegiate women's sports and the challenges of serving on a public school board. 

Geri Richmond | Responding To White Nationalism | Kids Radio

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2019

This hour: a new toolkit to help educators respond to white nationalist recruitment; a new radio station aimed at children, and Linus Pauling Legacy Award winning UO professor Geri Richmond.

Nuclear Energy History | Native Youth Mentorship | FBI Recruiting

OPB | Broadcast: April 15, 2019

We talk about the history of nuclear power in the Northwest. A program helps incarcerated Native youth find mentorship. And we hear about efforts to increase diversity in FBI recruiting.

News Roundtable | Mental Health Crisis | Wyden On Taxes

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2019

If you had a family member in mental health crisis, would you call 911? Oregon Senator Ron Wyden talks about a tax bill. And we discuss some of the biggest news of the week.

How A Prevention Approach Could Work In Oregon Child Welfare

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2019

We ask the head of Oregon's Department of Health Services and its director of Child Welfare if a different approach to child welfare could work in this state. 

Suicide Prevention In Native Communities | News Inside Prison | Responding To Racism

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2019

Native communities try something different to prevent suicides. A new publication is aimed at informing young people in prison. And a nonprofit responds to racism in Lake Oswego.

Mercy Corps And NASA | Cannabis Research | Relief Nurseries

OPB | Broadcast: April 9, 2019

Mercy Corps has teamed up with NASA to help vulnerable communities. The Tulalip Tribes is funding research on cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction. And we learn more about relief nurseries.

Oregon Wineries Quarrel Over 'Purity'

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2019

When you pick up a bottle of Willamette Valley pinot noir, have you ever wondered how much of that wine is actually from pinot noir grapes or grapes grown in the Willamette Valley?

Talking About Suicide | Seattle Documentary | Feminism For Boys

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2019

How should the media cover suicide? Also, a documentary about homelessness in Seattle has a lot of people talking. And a local author writes a children's book about young boys' role in feminism.

News Roundtable | 'Mother Winter'

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2019

Sophia Shalmiyev talks about her memoir "Mother Winter," and we get some opinions and analysis of some big stories from this week's news. 

Popular Vote | Wine Standards | REBROADCAST: Oregon Symphony

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2019

Oregon looks poised to join the popular vote compact after many failed attempts. Wineries and vineyards are arguing about tightening wine standards. And we listen back to Oregon Symphony Music Director Carlos Kalmar.

Jails | Talking Business | Rohingya Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: April 2, 2019

An OPB investigation looks into the numbers of people who have died while in jail in the Pacific Northwest. Also, a symposium takes up many issues around the crisis now facing Rohingya Muslims in Burma. And we get the latest business news.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Colson Whitehead

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2019

Author Colson Whitehead is in town to accept an award from Oregon State University.

Jacqueline Woodson At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2019

Author and poet Jacqueline Woodson joins us in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

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