The Oregon Senate convenes at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Saturday, June 29, 2019. Not all Republican senators returned to work after a nine-day walkout, but enough came to achieve quorum.

The Oregon Senate convenes at the Capitol in Salem, Ore., Saturday, June 29, 2019. Not all Republican senators returned to work after a nine-day walkout, but enough came to achieve quorum.

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  • Oregon Democrats are working to pass a bill that would set a statewide cap on carbon dioxide emissions, and require some polluters to get allowances for their emissions. OPB reporter Cassandra Profita fills us in on what the bill would do.

 

  

  • Oregon Senate Republicans have walked out of the legislative session over the cap and trade bill. The Democrats’ signature climate change bill is headed to the Senate floor, but Republicans aim to stop its passage by denying Democrats the quorum they need. We discuss how this legislative walkout compares to past walkouts in Oregon and around the nation with Jim Moore, Director of the Tom McCall Center for Policy Innovation at Pacific University, and Andrew Downs, the Director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics.

 

  

  • Sarah Lozoff is the first resident intimacy director at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She will be working with actors on scenes involving everything from sex to assault. Lozoff talks to us about her unique new role and how it will impact the upcoming season.

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