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  • Can Portland handle a big event like the Outdoor Retailer trade show, which recently pulled out of Salt Lake City? We talk with Steve Faulstick from Travel Portland about what it takes to attract big conventions to the Rose City.
  • The port of Portland recently severed ties with the company that had the lease to operate its terminal. Joe Keefe, editor of Marine News Magazine, tells us what that might mean for the future of container shipping in Oregon’s only deep water port.
  • We share some of the feedback we received from listeners this week.
  • The Eugene City Council is considering an ordinance that would ban dogs from the downtown area, except for dogs that belong to people who live and work there. The Chamber of Commerce says this would help businesses in the area by alleviating a safety problem, but critics of the ordinance say it would be discriminatory against homeless people. Emily Semple, Eugene City Councilor, and Brittany Quick-Warner, of the Eugene Chamber of Commerce join us.
  • Tara Johnson-Medinger, executive director of the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival, and Portland filmmaker Leah Brown, talk to us about this year’s festival, and the on-going challenges of supporting women directors in the film industry.

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