- As Oregon lawmakers are approaching the halfway point in this year’s short legislative session, the Republican minority is seeking to slow the pace. Almost all of the Republican house members declined to show up for an evening floor session on Tuesday and they are insisting that all bills be read in full, which can take a very long time. Democrats are still hoping to pass the cap-and-trade bill that failed in the last session after a Republican walkout. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart gives us the lay of the land in Salem.
- A new exhibit at the Portland Art Museum marks the 40th anniversary of the eruption of Mount St. Helens. It features art made before, during, and after the eruption. The curator, Dawson Carr, has been interested in volcanoes since he was 7 years old.
- We listen back to a conversation from last month, when Portland Public School students were treated to a live performance from an opera singer. It was part of a program from Portland SummerFest Opera to expose more people to the music of opera. Soprano Angela Brown performed her one woman show, “Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View,” at Roosevelt and Franklin high schools.
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