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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2019
Today's topics: Portland's first African-American fire chief. Wine versus cannabis. And women participating in rodeos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2019
Oregon public records advocate Ginger McCall abruptly announced her resignation Monday.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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