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News Roundtable: March 14, 2014

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

This week our discussion topics include:

  • Oregon Senator Ron Wyden throwing his support behind California Senator Feinstein’s criticism of the CIA
  • The U.S. response to the continuing unrest in Ukraine and Russia’s efforts to assert itself in the former Soviet republic
  • A look at who’s in and who’s out in various state and local races after Tuesday’s filing deadline for the May ballot

What stories have you been following this week?


  • Elizabeth Hovde: Columnist for The Oregonian
  • Sarah Mirk: Online editor at Bitch Media
  • Ron Tammen: Director of the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University
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OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2014