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Portland Streets | Counseling | Book Club

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2020

Portland will close some streets to car traffic to help with social distancing for pedestrians and cyclists. What does therapeutic counseling look like during the pandemic? And we discuss "Ammonite."

Guidance And Admissions | Fire Service Delivery | Grocery Store Clerk

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2020

Portland Fire Bureau has started delivering medication to seniors. High school juniors and seniors are wondering how distance learning will affect their transition to college. And a Portland Trader Joe's employee wrote about what it's like to work as a grocery clerk right now.

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Vote By Mail | Unemployment | Justin Livingston Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2020

Other states are looking to see what they can learn from Oregon's vote by mail system. The state's unemployment department is overwhelmed with applications. Justin Livingston is running for Rep. Greg Walden's congressional seat.

Fire Season | Photojournalism | Oregon Secretary Of State Primary

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2020

We learn how is COVID-19 affecting wildland firefighting, and how are visual journalists documenting the pandemic. We also talk with the three democratic candidates for the Oregon Secretary of State nomination.

Ramadan Begins | Greg Walden | Wilson Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2020

How will the Muslim holy month of Ramadan be affected by the pandemic? Rep. Greg Walden tells us about his role on the committee looking into re-opening the U.S. And Keith Wilson is running for the Portland City Council seat currently held by Chloe Eudaly.

Warm Springs | Harney County | Gun Sales | Mingus Mapps Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2020

The Warm Springs Indian Reservation has two cases of COVID-19; Harney County wants to reopen; gun sales are up; and Mingus Mapps  makes his case for a seat on the Portland city council. 

REBROADCAST: Barry Lopez on 'Horizon'

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2020

In "Horizon," Oregon author Barry Lopez reflects on a lifetime of human and natural encounters across the globe.

Non-Unanimous Juries | Funerals | Adams Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2020

The Supreme Court issued a ruling that affects Oregon. Social distancing is changing funerals. Former mayor Sam Adams is running for the city council seat currently held by Chloe Eudaly.

When To Open Back Up | Medical Ethics | Eudaly Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2020

Health officials shed light on what it will take to reopen Oregon's economy. Medical experts discuss difficult ethical choices. And Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly makes her case for reelection. 

Residents Of Rural Oregon Towns Ask Urban Dwellers To Stay Home

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2020

Some rural communities have been disrupted and upset by an influx of city dwellers vacationing in their towns, despite the governor's stay-at-home order. 

Gov. Brown | Biking & Running | Iannarone Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2020

We hear Oregon Governor Kate Brown's thoughts on how to reopen the state's economy, get advice on running and biking safely during a pandemic, and talk with Sarah Iannarone, who wants to be Portland's next mayor.

Small Businesses | Citizenship | Rural Invasion

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2020

Some city residents are weathering the pandemic at their rural second homes. People applying for U.S. citizenship may not be able to vote this year. And some small businesses in Portland are getting help from the city.

Food Banks | Climate Optimism | Gonzalez Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 15, 2020

Food banks are seeing increased demand and a shortage of both supplies and volunteers. Oregon writer Emma Marris is looking ahead to 2070. And we hear from Portland mayoral candidate Ozzie Gonzalez.

Gov. Brown | Idaho | High School Seniors | Raiford Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2020

We get details from Gov. Brown's morning press conference, find out how Idaho is weathering the pandemic, and welcome HS school seniors to share how they're thinking about their future. And Teressa Raiford joins us for the second of our Portland mayoral candidate interviews.

West Coast's COVID-19 Actions | Oregon Prisons | Wheeler Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2020

We hear what the west coast is doing right for coronavirus suppression, and we find out about COVID-19 prevention in Oregon's prisons. We also talk to Portland mayor Ted Wheeler who is running for reelection.

Pandemic Postpones 5th Olympic Games For Legendary Fencer Mariel Zagunis

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2020

An Olympic fencer from Beaverton faces a delay in her dream. 

News Roundtable | Alica Jo Rabins | Buehler Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2020

We talk about this week's big headlines. Alicia Jo Rabins is writing nightly pandemic poems. And we talk to 2nd Congressional District candidate Knute Buehler. 

Farms | Faith | Bentz Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 9, 2020

We hear how Oregon farms are faring and how faith leaders are leading their communities through the pandemic, and we talk with Cliff Bentz about his bid to be the GOP candidate for the 2nd Congressional district.

Newspaper Decline | Healthy Masculinity | Atkinson Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2020

Newspapers are making major cuts. Willamette University's head basketball coach is trying to build healthy masculinity in his players. Jason Atkinson is one of the candidates for Oregon's 2nd Congressional district.

Farmworkers | OSHA | Olympic Fencer

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2020

Farmworkers are continuing to work during the pandemic. OSHA has received over 2,000 complaints in the last several weeks. And legendary fencer Mariel Zagunis tells us how the Olympics postponement is affecting her. 

OHA Update| Schnitzer Remembrance | Crumpacker Interview

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2020

We get the latest from the Oregon Health Authority. And we'll talk to Jimmy Crumpacker, one of the candidates for Oregon's second Congressional district.

News Roundtable | Oregon Trail | Book Club

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2020

We get opinions and analysis on some of the news of the week. We hear about a new version of the Oregon Trail video game. And we introduce our new pandemic book club.

Tenants & Landlords | Book Recommendations | Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Broadcast: April 2, 2020

State and local leaders are working to protect renters. Bookstore owners share reading recommendations. Portland writer Sallie Tisdale shares her strategies for surviving the pandemic. And Portland has one of the longest standing female football teams in the country.

Remote Learning | Animal-Human Disease Transfer | Machine Learning

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2020

Schools across the state are trying to figure out distance learning. How can diseases jump from bats to humans? And scientists at OSU are working on a project to help machines learn the same way babies do.

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