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Lane County Justice | Police Reform Advocate | Banned Books

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2019

State libraries have had a record year of requests to ban books. A police reform advocate in Seattle just got a MacArthur "genius" grant. And a new investigation looks at how Lane County justice system deals with mentally ill defendants.

REBROADCAST: Jacqueline Woodson

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with author and poet Jacqueline Woodson in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland recorded last March.

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Forests, Oceans & Climate Change | Hydrogen Energy | Cheryle Kennedy

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2019

Forests and Oceans bear the brunt of climate change, but they offer opportunities to help reverse it. Also, could hydrogen fuel production be coming to the Pacific Northwest? And Cheryle Kennedy, the chair of the Grand Ronde tribe, recently won a national award.

Impeachment History | Klamath Falls Air Base | Zero Waste | E-Books

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2019

What does it take to live a waste-free lifestyle? What is the history of impeachment? How do libraries deal with e-books? Also, an Oregon Air National Guard base may be losing money to the border wall.

Bird Migration | Superintendent Of The Year | Female Pilots

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2019

A new documentary highlights the 7% of pilots who are women. The Portland Audobon urges people to turn off lights at night to help birds. And the Eugene superintendent was named Oregon Superintendent of the Year.

Transgender Attacks | Shooting Survivor | Weight And Recovery

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2019

Several transgender women have been attacked in Oregon recently. A woman who survived a mass shooting has written a handbook to support other survivors. And we discuss the role of unhealthy eating in recovery programs.

News Roundtable | Climate Strike | Fantastic Fungi

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2019

Students all around the world are walking out of classrooms for action on climate change. Mushroom researcher Paul Stamets is featured in a new film. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

Facial Recognition | Highway 199 | Homeless Survey

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2019

Portland is considering restricting facial recognition software. Rural Highway 199 is one of the most dangerous in the state. And a new report asked homeless Portlanders how they would like first responders to treat them.

Fire Chief | Cannabis Lawsuit | Cowgirls

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2019

Today's topics: Portland's first African-American fire chief. Wine versus cannabis. And women participating in rodeos.

Public Health Crisis | LGBTQ Rodeo | Larnell Bruce Foundation

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2019

Oregon cities are declaring addiction a public health crisis. A photography exhibit shows life at gay rodeos. Larnell and Natasha Bruce advocate for stronger hate crime laws after the murder of their son.

Funeral Homes | SRO 2.0 | Plastic Recycling

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 16, 2019

Oregon isn’t inspecting funeral homes as often as it’s supposed to. A new housing complex in Portland's Kenton neighborhood is using the single room occupancy model to house low-income people. And Oregon Metro is partnering with private groups to reduce plastic in landfills. 

News Roundtable | Vaping | Origami

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2019

We get the latest on the investigation into a vape-related death in Oregon, get some analysis of the week's news and hear about the beauty and mathematics of origami.

Veterinarian Suicides | Volcanoes | Faith Healing

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2019

Suicide rates among veterinarians are very high. How closely are we monitoring active volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest? And a new documentary focuses on the religious group Followers of Christ.

Klamath Murder | Endangered Turtle | '1984'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2019

How does the classic novel "1984" resonate today? How can we save the western pond turtle? And we hear about a complicated murder case in Southern Oregon.

Oregon Public Records Advocate On Why She's Resigning

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2019

Oregon public records advocate Ginger McCall abruptly announced her resignation Monday.

Public Records Advocate Resigns | Washington Cannabis | Electric Vehicles

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2019

Oregon's public records advocate announced her resignation Monday. Washington state is considering changes to its cannabis system. How is Oregon faring with its electric vehicle goals?

PCUN Leader | Dams | Extracurricular Accessibility

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 2019

Longtime PCUN director and co-founder Ramon Ramirez just retired. Two dams in Newport are in danger of failing. And a southern Oregon school district is dropping fees for extracurricular activities.

News Roundtable | Cheap College Textbooks | Passport Denials

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2019

We get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories. Chemeketa Community College is printing its own textbooks and saving students big bucks. And we hear about the Oregonian who was denied a passport.

North Plains | Oregon Trail | Police Review Director

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2019

North Plains is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington County. A video game inspired a South Dakota first-grader to visit the Oregon Trail. A former prosecutor is the new director of Portland's Independent Police Review. 

Fish Evolution | Jessi Combs | Umatilla Growth

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2019

Commercial fishing practices cause evolutionary changes in fish. Jessi Combs died in Oregon's Alvord desert trying to break her land speed record. Data center jobs are driving population growth in Umatilla. 

Chinatown Businesses | Interstate 5 Series | 'Mr. Wolf's Class'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2019

New businesses are popping up in Portland's Chinatown. A freeway expansion skeptic shares his thoughts on the Rose Quarter and the Interstate bridge. A Portland elementary school teacher wrote a series of graphic novels for kids. 

REBROADCAST: Tara Westover

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2019

We listen back to an interview recorded live at Literary Arts with writer Tara Westover to discuss her memoir, "Educated."

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