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The Present And Future Of Interstate 5

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2019

As Portland's population grows, bringing more cars, more traffic and more greenhouse gas emissions, what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city?

The Slants | Rodeo | Diversifying Construction | Trust In News

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2019

The band The Slants plays its last show this weekend. A native rodeo rider from Oregon comes from a long family tradition. Metro wants to diversify construction crews on publicly funded projects. Readers are more likely to trust journalism that takes them somewhere.

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Healthcare Comparison Study | Opioid Addiction | Ambient Sounds

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2019

A new program helps women transition to a life after incarceration. A cult classic ambient album that was recorded in 1975 has been re-released. And a new study compares medical care access of patients with private health insurance and those with Medicaid.

Elections Preview | Walden | Child Abuse Hotline | Talking About Race

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 29, 2019

What's on the ballot? Greg Walden won't be running for election. A new child abuse hotline faces challenges. And a conversation series about race takes place in Oregon City Public Library.

Women Of Color Are Winning More Elections In Oregon. 4 Leaders Discuss What That Means.

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2019

Four Portland metro-area leaders discuss what it means to have more women of color winning elections and holding power in government.

Earthquake Communication | Egyptian Runner | Rothko Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 28, 2019

Our basic communication structure will be affected when a catastrophic earthquake hits. A disability rights advocate from Egypt is in Oregon on a fellowship. There's a new documentary about painter Mark Rothko.  

News Roundtable | Beth Piatote: The Beadworkers

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 25, 2019

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, a new short story collection looks at the life of Pacific Northwest Native Americans.

Women Of Color In Politics

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2019

Four women of color who have been elected to office tell us about the challenges of running, and holding those positions. 

Stopping School Shooters | DNA Testing | New Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2019

Home DNA tests are having an unforeseen impact. What tools do officials have to stop would-be school shooters? And a new bridge goes up over Portland's Burnside Street.

Killer Fungus | 'The Inside Show' | Housing Crunch | Cannabis Banking

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2019

A dangerous tropical fungus may have traveled to Oregon 100 years ago on ships. A variety show is produced inside a prison. The housing crisis would be worse if young Oregonians weren't living with parents or roommates. And Jeff Mapes has an update on cannabis industry banking.

Voting By Phone | Glaciers | E. Portland Art Exhibit

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2019

Two Oregon counties will allow overseas residents to vote by phone. Scientists say Oregon's glaciers are not monitored enough. An artist interviews East Portland residents.

News Roundtable | Indigenizing Love | Military Widow

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2019

We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest news of the week. Also, we hear about a new set of resources for Native LBGTQ youth. And an Oregonian has written an essay about her experience as a military widow.

Pedestrian Deaths | Stumptown Series | Pumpkin Boats

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2019

We get an analysis of pedestrian deaths through an equity lens and a breakdown of the TV series, "Stumptown." Also, an introduction to the world of giant pumpkin growing and boat racing in those giant pumpkins.  

Richard Powers: "The Overstory"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2019

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Powers discusses his latest book, "The Overstory."

Home Funerals | Recovery High School | Vaping Ban

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2019

We'll find out more about Oregon's new flavored vape ban. Also, a new website helps people who want to take funerals into their own hands. And a high school helps students who are in recovery from addiction. 

NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2019

What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Vancouver Veterinarian

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2019

We hear opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, we listen back to an interview with the local star of the Animal Planet show "Amanda to the Rescue."

Q&A: 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2019

Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness and much more in her film "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements." 

Exquisite Creatures | Deafness, Identity And Voice

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2019

Oregon-based artist Christopher Marley makes art from dead creatures. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness.

REBROADCAST: Leni Zumas On "Red Clocks"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2019

Leni Zumas talks with April Baer about her novel, "Red Clocks."

DOC Workers | Social Studies | Lead Bullets

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections has built employee wellness centers. The Oregon Zoo has hired a hunter to teach other hunters about lead bullets. And how do social studies teachers teach the current political moment?

The Oldest Hardware Store In Portland Celebrates 140 Years

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2019

The Chown family is celebrated the 140th birthday of the store now known as Chown Hardware.

College Athletes | Non-Compete Agreements | Chown Hardware

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2019

Will California's new law affect Oregon college athletes? Has a law changing non-compete agreements affected Oregon workers? And the oldest hardware store in Portland has been around since before there were light bulbs.

NW ICE Officers | REBROADCAST: 'Ask For Jane' Activist

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2019

How do Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Northwest use social media and online tools to find people who are in the country illegally to arrest? And we listen back to our conversation with activist Judith Arcana.   

Earthquake Infrastructure | Salazar Ban | School Librarians

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2019

Alberto Salazar has been sanctioned for violating anti-doping rules. Portland water pipes would be nearly destroyed in a big earthquake. How has the role of school librarians changed over the years?

REBROADCAST: The Dreamers

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2019

Portland author Karen Thompson Walker's book "The Dreamers" explores a world where people can catch a disease that puts them to sleep.

Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2019

The Yurok Tribe has declared personhood rights for the Klamath River. A new study found that sage grouse wearing transmitters are more likely to die. National leaders weigh in on the Portland Police contract.


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