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Antifa | Chinook Nation | Murder Coverage

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2019

The president wants to declare Antifa a terrorist organization. The Chinook Nation recently acquired some important land. Articles about an old murder case have just been published for the first time online.

Wildfire Prevention | Public Records | REBROADCAST: Diverse Composers

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2019

Ashland wants to build more fire-resistant homes. A new ruling could restrict access to public records. And a quartet features music from non-white composers.

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Milepost 97 Fire | Interstate 5 Series | Whales | Floating Circus

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2019

We hear about the first big Oregon fire this season, what a truck driver thinks about Interstate 5, how fishing equipment can be safer for whales, and what it's like to be the ringleader of a floating circus. 

News Roundtable | Racism In Schools | Gun Violence Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2019

A new documentary explores the impact of gun violence. We hear how Portland schools are dealing with racist incidents. And we get opinions and analysis on this week's news. 

Oregon Students Fight For Excused Mental Health Days

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2019

A bill propelled by high school students passed this legislative session expands the definition of sick days at school, allowing students to take "mental health days." The law's supporters hope it will destigmatize mental illness.

Bees | Student Mental Health | Unions After Janus

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2019

Oregon high school students will now be able to take mental health days. Oregon has a plan to help bees. And we check in on union membership in Oregon a year after the Janus decision.

REBROADCAST: Elizabeth Gilbert On Big Magic

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with writer Elizabeth Gilbert talking about the origins of creativity.

Dying Trees | Mazamas | REBROADCAST: Lost In The Woods

OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2019

Hot summers are killing some of Oregon's native trees. The Mazamas celebrate 125 years. And we listen back to an interview with a man who got lost in the woods when he was 6.

Interstate 5 Series | Hemp Explosion | Ngo Profile

OPB | Broadcast: July 22, 2019

Farmers are growing five times more hemp in Oregon than they were last year. Should Interstate 5 even exist through Portland? And we get a profile of conservative writer Andy Ngo.

News Roundtable | Teaching Agriculture | Origins Of ‘Oops’

OPB | Broadcast: July 19, 2019

We hear about the origins of the word "oops," teaching young kids about agriculture, and get some opinions and analysis of the week's news.

Interstate 5 Series | Neighborhood Associations | Distillery

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2019

How much power should neighborhood associations have? What's the future of Interstate 5 in Portland? Are Oregon's liquor taxes too high?

Business Tax | Medical Debt | Teen Jeopardy

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2019

The group aiming for a ballot measure to repeal Oregon's new gross receipts tax has called off the effort. A church in Medford is buying medical debt. A Portlander won the Jeopardy Teen Tournament.

Climate Change Legislation | Business | Smoke | Meth

OPB | Broadcast: July 16, 2019

Can climate change legislation work in Oregon? Seattle has plans to protect citizens from wildfire smoke. Meth kills more people in Oregon than prescription opioids. And we'll get the latest business news.

'Bundyville' Podcast | 'Aloha Rodeo'

OPB | Broadcast: July 15, 2019

We get a preview of the new season of the "Bundyville" podcast out today. And learn about the history of Hawaiian cowboys. 

Cindy Werhane Nearly Completes 38-Mile Swim Around Sauvie Island

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2019

Cindy Werhane tried to become the first person to swim all the way around Sauvie Island this week. She swam for 20 straight hours — nearly completing the loop — before she had to call it quits.

News Roundtable | Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ | Sauvie Island Swim

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2019

We hear about how one school district is trying to stop the "summer slide." A woman attempted to become the first to swim all the way around Sauvie Island. And we talk about this week's big news stories. 

Interstate 5 Series | Tomanowos | Homeless Laundry

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2019

What is the future of Interstate 5 through Portland? A new exhibit highlights a meteorite sacred to Native Americans in the Willamette Valley. A new facility offers portable showers and laundry for homeless people in Portland.

Bend Bulletin | Eugene Ordinance | REBROADCAST: Piano

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2019

What does the sale of the Bend Bulletin mean for Central Oregon? A new ordinance in Eugene outlaws camping on parking strips. Plus, we learn about the history of the piano.

City Closed | Gorge Crowded | Fire Liability | Climate Goals

OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2019

The Oregon town of Lexington is shut down. The Columbia River Gorge has seen a dramatic increase in traffic. Rural firefighters will now be protected from liability. Will the state be able to meet its climate goals after cap and trade failed?

EO Media | Talking To Digital Devices

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2019

How does talking to AI assistants like Siri and Alexa affect us? And we hear about the future of journalism in Eastern Oregon. 

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: 'Cop Out'

OPB | Broadcast: July 5, 2019

We hear opinions and analysis on this week’s news, then listen back to our conversation about "Cop Out," a series of monologues based on interviews with police officers. 

Talking Business | Aging Inmates | Francke Brothers

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2019

The brothers of former Oregon Department of Corrections director Michael Francke have been fighting for the release of the man accused of his murder for 30 years. Also, Oregon's prison population is aging fast. And we discuss the latest business news.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown | Youth Drag Queen

OPB | Broadcast: July 2, 2019

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown reflects on the 2019 legislative session. And an 11-year-old drag queen shares their story.

Legislative Wrap Up | Software Gender Bias | REBROADCAST: Priced Out

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2019

The Oregon Legislature raced to finish this weekend, passing over 100 bills. Scientists at OSU say they have a solution for gender bias in software. And a conversation about gentrification in North Portland.

REBROADCAST: Tayari Jones

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with the author Tayari Jones in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.


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