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Jackson County has seen a spike in suspected opioid related deaths recently. Also, we learn about a new law aimed at shutting down sex traffickers, a plan to bring African American families back to North and Northeast Portland, and possible workforce housing in Ashland.

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Oregon Ballot Overview | Mentally Ill In Prison | Burgerville Vote | Hiking Trail Limits


What are we voting on this primary season? Also, an update on the conditions of mentally ill inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary, a union vote at Burgerville and restricting access to national forest lands.

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News Roundtable | White Allies | Immigration Legal Aid


 A workshop teaches white Portlanders to talk to other white people about race. The US Justice Department has stopped funding a program that provides legal aid to people in immigration detention centers. And we'll take up the news of the week.

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ITT Students Graduate | Opioids Study | REBROADCAST: Jon Palfreman


A new study from OHSU finds that chronic pain sufferers experience the same amount of pain when they switch from using opioids. And students from the failed for-profit college ITT were able to graduate from PCC last week.

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Talking Business | Undercover With Extremists | Reluctant Radical


How far would you go to stop climate change? Also, we'll hear from a former FBI agent who went undercover with Pacific Northwest extremist groups. And an update on local business news.

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Ashland Housing | Overdose Deaths | Portland Housing | Sex Trafficking Law

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2018

Jackson County has seen a spike in suspected opioid related deaths recently. Also, we learn about a new law aimed at shutting down sex traffickers, a plan to bring African American families back to North and Northeast Portland, and possible workforce housing in Ashland.

Oregon Ballot Overview | Mentally Ill In Prison | Burgerville Vote | Hiking Trail Limits

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2018

What are we voting on this primary season? Also, an update on the conditions of mentally ill inmates at Oregon State Penitentiary, a union vote at Burgerville and restricting access to national forest lands.

News Roundtable | White Allies | Immigration Legal Aid

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2018

 A workshop teaches white Portlanders to talk to other white people about race. The US Justice Department has stopped funding a program that provides legal aid to people in immigration detention centers. And we'll take up the news of the week.

'Two Sisters: A Father, His Daughters, And Their Journey Into The Syrian Jihad'

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2018

Norwegian journalist Asne Seierstad joins us in front of an audience at Powell's to talk about her riveting account of a family torn apart when the two daughters choose to flee to Syria to join ISIS.

ITT Students Graduate | Opioids Study | REBROADCAST: Jon Palfreman

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2018

A new study from OHSU finds that chronic pain sufferers experience the same amount of pain when they switch from using opioids. And students from the failed for-profit college ITT were able to graduate from PCC last week.

Talking Business | Undercover With Extremists | Reluctant Radical

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2018

How far would you go to stop climate change? Also, we'll hear from a former FBI agent who went undercover with Pacific Northwest extremist groups. And an update on local business news.

Hazelnut Tariffs | Medford Robots | Pay Equity

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2018

We explore a proposed higher Chinese tariff on hazelnuts, a school robotics program in Medford and a court ruling prohibiting employers from paying women less based on salary history.

China Proposes A 15 Percent Tariff On Oregon Hazelnuts

OPB | Broadcast: April 16, 2018

China has proposed a 15 percent tariff on United States hazelnuts. The industry says it might be a blessing in disguise.

News Roundtable | Redmond Economy | Lord Birthday

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2018

We talk to OSU professor Chad Murphy about his comics alter-ego, Lord Birthday. Also, we look at the growing firearms cluster in Redmond, Oregon. And, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines.

REBROADCAST: 3 Books About Syria

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2018

As President Trump plans a military response to Bashar Al-Assad's chemical weapons attack in Syria, we'll revisit our recent conversation with three writers who wrote books about the war-torn country.

Washington State Parks | Philomath Robot | Separating Art from Artist

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2018

More hikers are heading to Washington after the Eagle Creek Fire closed several Oregon trails. Also, a food delivery robot is roaming sidewalks in Philomath. And, we discuss whether you can separate the art from the artist. 

Opioids And Marijuana | Harbor Of Hope | The Lullaby Project | Soul'd Out Suit

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2018

We hear about medical marijuana's impact on opioid prescriptions, and new plans for a Portland business-backed homeless shelter. Also, local songwriters have partnered with homeless women to write lullabies. And, the Soul'd Out Festival is suing Coachella.

Facebook In Congress | Police Shooting | Washington County DA Race | Accessible Rides

OPB | Broadcast: April 9, 2018

We talk to Oregon Congressman Greg Walden about Facebook. We also discuss a fatal police shooting in Portland, the city's plan to improve ride service for wheelchair users, and Washington County's district attorney race.

Portland's New Plans To Improve Wheelchair Accessible Ride Service

OPB | Broadcast: April 9, 2018

Portland plans to launch a central taxi dispatch center for wheelchair accessible vehicles, and to provide per-ride subsidies, in hopes of improving ride service for wheelchair users.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Open To Regulating Facebook

OPB | Broadcast: April 9, 2018

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, says comapinies like Facebook and Google have enourmous power because of the share of the advertising market they control.

News Roundtable | Discrimination in Southern Oregon | Laurelhurst Theater

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2018

We discuss the big news stories of the week. Also, we learn about the history of housing discrimination in southern Oregon. And, Laurelhurst Theater is shifting from second-run to first-run films. 

Author Mohsin Hamid Live At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2018

A conversation with the author of "Exit West" in front of an audience.

High School Investigation | Le Guin Music | Plasma Business

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2018

An album composed for a 1985 Ursula Le Guin book has just been re-released. Also, Lincoln High School students report on how their school handles sexual misconduct complaints. And we learn about the business of plasma.

Talking Business | Housing Preference | Juvenile Probation

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2018

Today we talk about the progress of an affordable housing strategy that gives preference to people who've been displaced, juvenile probation practices in Oregon and the latest regional business news.

Cougars In Oregon | Murals In Portland | ACCESS Academy

OPB | Broadcast: April 2, 2018

We hear about Oregon's cougar problem and then turn to how murals and street art are becoming more mainstream in Portland. We also explore the ACCESS Academy, as the school's fate remains up in the air.


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