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Oregon Company Town Lives On In Man's Memories And Model Trucks

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2019

At one point, the company town of Kinzua was the largest town in Wheeler County. Now, all that's left is a golf course. But one man is working to preserve Kinzua's history. 

A Class Of Their Own: Attending School In Oregon's Least Populated County

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2019

The 2019 graduating class at Wheeler High School was three students. But the small classes make school feel more intimate than lonely.

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Mitchell's Mayor Is Also The Barber, Pastor And Bus Driver

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2019

In the tiny town of Mitchell, Oregon, 125 residents have to wear multiple hats to keep the city running.

Oregon Senate President | News Roundtable | 'I Am A Stranger Here Myself'

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2019

We hear about the Oregon's longest-serving Senate president, talk about some of the biggest news of the week and talk with Debra Gwartney about her new book, a blending of pioneer history and memoir.

Moda At The Supreme Court | Inventions | Public Pianos

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2019

Moda Health says the federal government owes it a quarter of a billion dollars. Young inventors from around Oregon vie for a prize. And pianos decorated by artists take up residence across Portland in the summertime.

Building in Tsunami Zones | Bach Festival | Concussions | Coffee Cups

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2019

A Portland coffee company has started charging for to-go cups. The University of Oregon has a new approach for treating concussions. The Bach Festival has no executive director. And Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to allow more building in tsunami zones. 

Salem Update | Inmate Tutors | Job Corps

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2019

We get an update on what's happening with the legislature in Salem. A GED program at a prison in Washington is using fellow inmates as tutors. And Job Corps programs may not be closing after all.

Missing Middle Bill: REBROADCAST

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2019

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would require cities to allow duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in single-family zoned areas.

News Roundtable | Joseph Statue | REBROADCAST: Venderia

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2019

A new bronze sculpture in Joseph, Oregon, is made by a Native American artist. We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. And we listen back to an interview about artistic vending machines.

Salem Update | Bus Lanes | Antarctica Solstice

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2019

A team of OSU scientists celebrates the winter solstice in Antarctica. A Portland commissioner wants dedicated bus lanes. And things are getting crazy in Salem, Oregon.

World Cup | Wallowa Conservation | Trauma Stories

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2019

The Portland Thorns have sent players to the Women's World Cup. A nonprofit is trying to preserve land in Wallowa County. And students from Roosevelt High School in Portland are telling stories of trauma to build resilience.

Madras Graduation Rates | Okinawa Film | TV Pioneers

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2019

We hear about rising graduation rates for Native American students at Madras High School; a student documentary about an American military base in Okinawa; and the little-known TV pioneer Peg Lynch.

Oregon Wedding Cake Case | Gulley Case | Climate Curriculum | Pride On The Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 17, 2019

We hear about the investigation into the death of Otis "TeTe" Gulley, get the latest on the climate change curriculum at Portland Public Schools, hear about a pride celebration on the Oregon Coast and talk about the U.S. Supreme Court referring an Oregon same-sex wedding cake case back to the state courts.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Father's Day

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2019

We talk to a young man who learned he would be a father at the age of 15. We also get opinions and analysis on the week's biggest news.

Oregon State Hospital | Constitutional Sheriffs | School Privacy | Recreation

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2019

People are waiting in jails across the state to get into the Oregon State Hospital. What is the constitutional sheriffs movement? How do schools monitor students' behavior online? And how is climate change affecting outdoor recreation?

Stimson Lumber | Privacy Data | ICE Custody | Police Captain

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2019

Stimson Lumber is cutting jobs. Portland will use smartphone data to study transportation.A detainee died last fall at the ICE detention center in Tacoma. And we listen back to a conversation with the first transgender PPB captain.

Talking Business | Public Defenders | Orca | Child Welfare

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2019

The Lummi Nation wants to bring an orca in a Florida aquarium home to Washington State. Members of the Child Welfare Oversight Board join us. Some public defenders are on strike. And we get the latest business news.

From Washington To Australia: Rower Talks About Solo Journey Across The Pacific

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2019

As Jacob Hendrickson neared the completion of what would be the longest solo rowing voyage from North America across the Pacific Ocean, he talked about why he took on the challenge.

Busing & Homelessness | Trans Cancer | Wolf Plan

OPB | Broadcast: June 10, 2019

We hear about programs to offer homeless people bus tickets out of town, "Trans Dudes With Lady Cancer" and Oregon's new wolf plan.

News Roundtable | Rowing The Pacific | Wheeler County Sheriff

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2019

We get opinions and analysis of some big news stories from this past week; meet a guy who is rowing across the Pacific Ocean (yes, you read that right); and sit down with the sheriff of Wheeler County.

Black History Curriculum | Rural Healthcare | Company Town

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2019

We hear about rural health care, what it's like growing up in a "company town," and a new curriculum highlighting African-American history in Portland.

Legislative Countdown | Painted Hills Beef | New Teacher

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2019

We get an update from Salem, Oregon, and our Wheeler County coverage continues with a look at a ranching collective and an interview with a new teacher in Fossil, Oregon. 

Huawei Tech In Oregon | Mitchell Mayor And Barber | Fossil Grad

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2019

This hour we explore Huawei tech in Eastern Oregon, meet the mayor of Mitchell who wears many hats in town, and talk with one-third of the graduating class of Wheeler High School. 

Climate Lawsuit | Gambling And Tribes | Wheeler County Rancher

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2019

Judges of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Portland tomorrow in the Juliana v. United States lawsuit. We explore ranching and conservation in Wheeler County and how tribes manage disputes.

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