OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2019
A new curriculum in northeastern Oregon schools teaches about the Nez Perce war. A bill aims to address the state's PERS debt. And we round up some of the biggest news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2019
Poets in Oregon are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth. The Timbers have banned certain political signs at games. And a bill attempts to fix Oregon's broken public defense system.
OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2019
Farah Pandith has theories on how governments and individuals can overcome violent extremism. Also, PeaceHealth Oregon will close the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield.
OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2019
A bill would allow farmers to sue companies if their crops are contaminated by GMO seeds. The long-awaited Blue Mountain Forest plan was scrapped. And young African American filmmakers screen their films.
OPB | Broadcast: May 27, 2019
We listen back to a conversation with students and teachers in the Portland area about how race and racial identity is playing out in high schools and in class discussions.
OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2019
The Oregon Health Authority will no longer require certain chronic pain patients to stop using opioids. A bill would limit when the state can use the death penalty. And we discuss the biggest news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2019
Portland State University is raising tuition. The trade war is affecting some major Oregon industries.
OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2019
What is the overlap between addiction and Oregon's child welfare system? Also, nurses at Unity Center for Behavioral Health are moving to unionize. And, the mayor of Maupin shares the challenges of bringing broadband to rural areas.
OPB | Broadcast: May 21, 2019
Oregon College of Art and Craft held its final commencement last weekend. Grant County is looking into coordinating with the federal government. And the new mayor of the reformulated City of Damascus shares his plan.
OPB | Broadcast: May 20, 2019
The next kicker could be the biggest in state history. Also, Damascus was a city, then it wasn't, and now it is again — for now.
OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2019
What impact is the trade war having on local companies? Also, we take up some of the biggest news of the week. And we hear about a fashion show that will highlight a variety of body types as well as people of color.
OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2019
We hear from a developer, a realtor, an academic and two elected officials on Oregon's bill to allow middle housing in single-family neighborhoods.
OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2019
What would commercial horse racing do for Grants Pass, Oregon? How complicated is it to get local, organic food into school lunches? And why is OSU hosting an academic conference about the band Phish?
OPB | Broadcast: May 14, 2019
Oregon Democrats gave up on bills regulating vaccines and guns in order to get a vote on school funding. Bill Oakley wrote for the "Simpsons" — now he reviews fast food. And we get the latest business news.
OPB | Broadcast: May 13, 2019
An Oregon bill would establish a fund to support search and rescue teams. Oregon child welfare caseworkers say that they have too many cases to provide adequate care. And a 14-year-old from Beaverton has been animating since he was 7 years old.
OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2019
This hour, we get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional news stories from the past week and meet the winner of the "Green Nobel," Linda Garcia.
OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2019
We listen back to our interview with author Courtenay Hameister, who joined us last summer to discuss her new book about overcoming her fears and living with anxiety.
OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2019
Teachers across Oregon are participating in a day of action. We listen back to a conversation with a formerly homeless family and hear our interview with an octogenarian athlete.
OPB | Broadcast: May 7, 2019
A bill would impose mandatory minimums for those who supply drugs that lead to an overdose death. Also, lawmakers consider a proposal to boost protections for workers suing their employers for discrimination.
OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2019
With more than 2,000 employees and up to 20,000 fans, the Moda Center is a well-oiled entertainment machine. "Think Out Loud" goes behind the scenes to bring you an audio portrait of everything that goes into making it all work.
OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2019
Schools across Oregon are facing budget shortfalls. Developers say inclusionary zoning makes it hard to build housing. And we get opinions and analysis on the some of the big news stories of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2019
Have reduced speed limits on residential streets in Portland made a difference? Also, how is the federal government going to change Title IX rules and how have UO and other institutions been responding?
OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2019
We hear about a bill in Salem that would increase access to drugs like methadone and naloxone for those struggling with opioid addiction. And we listen back to our interview with Oregon native Teva Harrison.
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