OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2020
We discuss some of the biggest news of the week. We talk about what coronavirus has meant for people in Oregon's prisons. Also, two African Americans who enjoy running discuss how they think about the sport after the death of Amaud Arbery.
OPB | Broadcast: May 27, 2020
We listen back to a conversation with four women of color who have been elected to office tell us about the challenges of running, and holding those positions.
OPB | Broadcast: May 27, 2020
We learn how technology is changing the way people relate to each other in the pandemic. We talk with Paul Knauls Jr. about the closing of Geneva’s Shear Perfection Barber and Beauty Salon. And we break down contact tracing.
OPB | Broadcast: May 26, 2020
Memorial Day weekend tested counties' reopening plans. We listen back to a conversation about whale behavior. And members of the Old Believers face particular challenges from this pandemic.
OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2020
We get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories, hear from the front lines about the fruit packing strikes in Yakima, and meet the head of a Portland neighborhood association pushing for homelessness solutions.
OPB | Broadcast: May 21, 2020
The state's quarterly revenue forecast does not look good. An OHSU graduate is working in an emergency room in New York City. And a steakhouse in Nyssa, OR is reopening.
OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2020
We listen back to a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen.
OPB | Broadcast: May 20, 2020
We get election results from the May primary, hear how the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Ashland are trying to move forward, and listen back to a conversation about white supremacy and resistance in Oregon.
OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2020
The courts are currently deciding a case that takes up the ongoing legality of the Governor's emergency orders. Dentists are having trouble finding PPE. Portland has one of the longest standing female football teams in the country. And we listen back to a conversation with two survivors of genocide.
OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2020
Where does all the federal stimulus money come from? Also, how do different people assess risk? And how are comedians finding humor in these times?
OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2020
A program created to help pregnant women addicted to opioids has reduced the number of children placed in foster care. The pandemic has interrupted tribal efforts intended to prevent suicide. And our news roundtable guests share opinions and analysis on some big stories from the week.
OPB | Broadcast: May 14, 2020
Some counties in Oregon have received permission to start reopening. And Portland Parks and Recreation has closed most summer programs.
OPB | Broadcast: May 13, 2020
Local business leaders say POC-owned small businesses need aid. Sanctuaries for primates are particularly hard hit right now. A local high school student is creating see-through masks. And a TriMet bus driver tells us about his days.
OPB | Broadcast: May 12, 2020
How are tribal economies affected by casino closures? We hear from struggling restaurant owners and workers. And we learn about an effort to deliver culturally specific food aid during Ramadan.
OPB | Broadcast: May 11, 2020
How is distance learning affecting already struggling students? We discuss the environmental effects of the pandemic. And we hear from three Oregon mayors about the reopening of some state parks.
OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2020
News rountablers give opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories. And we find out how COVID-19 is affecting communities of color.
OPB | Broadcast: May 7, 2020
The governor is announcing new guidelines in her plan for reopening Oregon. Trees in the west are in trouble for a number of reasons. And we hear how people with disabilities are affected by the pandemic.
OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2020
A new OHSU study aims to give state officials data on how and when to reopen. Oregon's Teacher of the Year has some concerns about remote learning. And Oregon has a new poet laureate.
OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2020
Should cash payments from the government be a more regular thing? Restaurants are thinking about what survival could look like going forward. The Oregon Chinese Coalition got 12,000 masks from China to give to Oregon hospitals.
OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2020
This hour we check in on meat industry in Oregon, talk with a researcher who is sequencing the new coronavirus, and hear pros and cons of the Metro measure to raise taxes to help homeless people.
OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2020
We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. The official responsible for advocating for seniors in long-term care in Oregon tells us about his work. And we learn about community organizing in these times.
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