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Mobile Museum Teaches Black History 101 In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2020

Dr. Khalid el-Hakim founded the Black History 101 Mobile Museum to teach the public about African American history. The museum came to Portland Community College campuses in January.

Author G. Willow Wilson Talks To April Baer

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2020

Seattle author G. Willow Wilson talks to April Baer at the 2019 Portland Book Festival.

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Jordan Cove | Homeless Seniors | Seniors & Money | Cannabis Taxes

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2020

The Jordan Cove project faces some permit hurdles. A health insurance company is funding housing for homeless seniors. A new study aims to diagnose a senior's mental acuity by looking at financial transactions. And a town in Eastern Oregon would like to change the way cannabis tax money is distributed.

Climate Change Policy | Indigenous Rights Attorney | Mobile Museum

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2020

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is creating a new climate policy. A mobile museum explores black history. And a tribal attorney is advocating to protect indigenous communities from the effects of climate change. 

Gut Bacteria Study | Music For Underserved Kids | REBROADCAST: Pasta By Hand

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2020

Scientists see a possible connection between kids' behavior and their gut bacteria. My Voice Music provides music lessons and recording opportunities to kids who would otherwise have none. A Portland chef talks about her cookbook ‘Pasta by Hand.'

News Roundtable | Hikikomori | Trust In Journalism

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2020

An Oregon psychiatrist studies "hikikomori," which is a Japanese term for extreme isolation. A new project at the University of Oregon seeks to improve trust in journalism. And we get some analysis and opinions on some big stories from the past week. 

Graduation Rates | Painting Exhibit | Opera For All

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2020

Oregon's high school graduation rates are released today. A Portland art exhibit focuses on the lives of African Americans. And an opera star comes to town to talk to kids.

Jeremy Christian Trial | Census 2020 | Native American Businesses

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2020

Jury selection starts this week for the trial of Jeremy Christian. Oregon wants to be sure undercounted communities are included in the 2020 census. An organization seeks to help Native American entrepreneurs. 

Climate Change Lawsuit | Tuition Freeze Program | Labor Trafficking

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2020

The Juliana climate change lawsuit was dismissed by an appeals court. The University of Oregon is proposing an opt-in tuition freeze program. And a new task force wants to prosecute labor traffickers in Oregon.

Oregon High School Recognized For Inclusivity

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2020

South Salem High School was nationally recognized recently for its work in building an inclusive environment for students with disabilities.

REBROADCAST: Colson Whitehead

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2020

We listen back to a conversation with author Colson Whitehead from last year when he was in town to accept an award from Oregon State University.

Washington Legislature | Inclusive Sports | Pay To Play?

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2020

The Washington legislative session kicked off this week. South Salem High School has a sports program that seeks to include students with disabilities. And an OPB investigation shows out-of-state law firms are making big donations to some Oregon politicians.

Min Jin Lee

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2020

We speak with author Min Jin Lee in front of an audience at Franklin High School. 

Booked And Buried

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 17, 2020

OPB and the Northwest News Network spent a year documenting the rising death toll inside county jails across Oregon and Washington.

Catlin Gabel Lawsuit | Facebook Cable | Malheur County | Climate Anxiety

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2020

A former Catlin Gabel student sues. Facebook wants to use coastal Oregon property for an underwater cable. Malheur County has high rates of heart disease. And Oregon-based writer Emma Marris has personal advice for handling stress from climate change.  

HIV In Newborns | Tiny Boats | REBROADCAST: Lost In The Woods

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2020

New research from OHSU could lead to a breakthrough for babies born to mothers who are HIV positive. American and Japanese schoolchildren are collaborating on a project to build and launch small boats. And we listen back to a conversation with Cody Sheehy who made his way home after getting lost in the woods at age 6.

News Roundtable | Salem Homeless | REBROADCAST: Unclaimed Dead

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2020

We take up some of the biggest news of the week in our news roundtable. Also, Salem's camping ban has hit some roadblocks. And we listen back to a conversation with a woman who has made it her mission to find families connected to unclaimed dead bodies.

Iranian Americans | REBROADCAST: Washington Supreme Court Judge | Lost Apples

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2020

Iranian Americans in Portland discuss how tensions between the U.S. and Iran affect them. Washington has its first Native American Supreme Court justice. And investigators are trying to locate apples thought to be extinct. 

Irrigation | Women's Lands | Students' Bill

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2020

Irrigation districts are working on modernization. A new book focuses on photography in women's communes from the 1970s and '80s. And a bill that fifth grade students worked on has become a new Oregon law.

Methodist Split | Harney County Water | REBROADCAST: Farmworker Bill

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2020

The United Methodist Church may split over same-sex marriage. Farmworkers may have a path toward legal status. Harney County residents have come together to manage their groundwater woes.

Vape Lawsuit | Native Languages | First Woman Bishop

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2020

An Oregon student recently filed a class action lawsuit against a vaping company. The University of Oregon has a new Native American language seminar class. The Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has elected its first female bishop. 

News Roundtable | Outlaw Departure | REBROADCAST: Nick Fish

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2020

We take up some of the biggest news of the week on our news roundtable. Also, Portland has a new police chief. And we listen back to an interview with Portland Commissioner Nick Fish, who died Thursday, about his father's role in Nixon's impeachment process.

New Laws | New Portland Police Chief | Grants Pass Housing

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2020

Oregon gets some new laws with the new year. Portland gets a new police chief. And Grants Pass is rent burdened.

A Week in Wheeler County

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 1, 2020

We look back on some of our favorite moments from the week we spent broadcasting from Wheeler County in eastern Oregon. 


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