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News Roundtable | Vaping | Origami


We get the latest on the investigation into a vape-related death in Oregon, get some analysis of the week's news and hear about the beauty and mathematics of origami.

Photo: courtesy of Robert J. Lang

Veterinarian Suicides | Volcanoes | Faith Healing


Suicide rates among veterinarians are very high. How closely are we monitoring active volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest? And a new documentary focuses on the religious group Followers of Christ.

Photo: Oregon State University

Klamath Murder | Endangered Turtle | '1984'


How does the classic novel "1984" resonate today? How can we save the western pond turtle? And we hear about a complicated murder case in Southern Oregon.

Photo: Lasting Light Photography

Public Records Advocate Resigns | Washington Cannabis | Electric Vehicles


Oregon's public records advocate announced her resignation Monday. Washington state is considering changes to its cannabis system. How is Oregon faring with its electric vehicle goals?

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PCUN Leader | Dams | Extracurricular Accessibility


Longtime PCUN director and co-founder Ramon Ramirez just retired. Two dams in Newport are in danger of failing. And a southern Oregon school district is dropping fees for extracurricular activities.

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News Roundtable | Vaping | Origami

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2019

We get the latest on the investigation into a vape-related death in Oregon, get some analysis of the week's news and hear about the beauty and mathematics of origami.

Veterinarian Suicides | Volcanoes | Faith Healing

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2019

Suicide rates among veterinarians are very high. How closely are we monitoring active volcanoes in the Pacific Northwest? And a new documentary focuses on the religious group Followers of Christ.

Klamath Murder | Endangered Turtle | '1984'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 11, 2019

How does the classic novel "1984" resonate today? How can we save the western pond turtle? And we hear about a complicated murder case in Southern Oregon.

Oregon Public Records Advocate On Why She's Resigning

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2019

Oregon public records advocate Ginger McCall abruptly announced her resignation Monday.

Public Records Advocate Resigns | Washington Cannabis | Electric Vehicles

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 10, 2019

Oregon's public records advocate announced her resignation Monday. Washington state is considering changes to its cannabis system. How is Oregon faring with its electric vehicle goals?

PCUN Leader | Dams | Extracurricular Accessibility

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 9, 2019

Longtime PCUN director and co-founder Ramon Ramirez just retired. Two dams in Newport are in danger of failing. And a southern Oregon school district is dropping fees for extracurricular activities.

News Roundtable | Cheap College Textbooks | Passport Denials

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2019

We get opinions and analysis on some of the week's big stories. Chemeketa Community College is printing its own textbooks and saving students big bucks. And we hear about the Oregonian who was denied a passport.

North Plains | Oregon Trail | Police Review Director

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2019

North Plains is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington County. A video game inspired a South Dakota first-grader to visit the Oregon Trail. A former prosecutor is the new director of Portland's Independent Police Review. 

Fish Evolution | Jessi Combs | Umatilla Growth

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2019

Commercial fishing practices cause evolutionary changes in fish. Jessi Combs died in Oregon's Alvord desert trying to break her land speed record. Data center jobs are driving population growth in Umatilla. 

Chinatown Businesses | Interstate 5 Series | 'Mr. Wolf's Class'

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2019

New businesses are popping up in Portland's Chinatown. A freeway expansion skeptic shares his thoughts on the Rose Quarter and the Interstate bridge. A Portland elementary school teacher wrote a series of graphic novels for kids. 

REBROADCAST: Tara Westover

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2019

We listen back to an interview recorded live at Literary Arts with writer Tara Westover to discuss her memoir, "Educated."

News Roundtable | Right To Wilderness | I-5 Moda Center

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2019

A new lawsuit argues a constitutional right to wilderness. The Moda Center will be affected by plans to widen Interstate 5. And we get opinions on some of this week's news.

REBROADCAST: Understanding Childhood Trauma

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2019

Public health researchers have found that ACEs, or Adverse Childhood Experiences, have a huge impact on later health and well being. What are Oregon practitioners doing with that awareness?

Klamath Dams | PHAME Rock Opera | Cage-Free Eggs

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2019

Removing four dams along the Klamath River will be expensive. A Portland nonprofit works with adults with disabilities to put on a rock opera. And Oregon will ban the sale of eggs from caged chickens.

American Sign Language In The Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2019

We talk about deaf culture and the arts with an ASL music translator who is deaf, a community educator and music lover who is deaf, and an ASL interpreter who grew up with a deaf parent.

Talking Business | ASL In The Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2019

We hear about deaf culture and the performing arts. Also, we discuss some regional business news.

Church Soup Kitchen | Ground Score | Skateboarding

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2019

A Portland soup kitchen might be in trouble. A program pays homeless people to pick up trash. Skateboarding can be a tough sport for women.

News Roundtable | Pop Mob | Decolonizing Archaeology

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2019

The Burns Paiute tribe is teaching Native students how to practice archaeology. We talk to a group that has been a visible part of the Portland protests. And we get opinions and analysis of the week's news.

Tribal Climate Plan | Conference For Girls | Rajneeshee Guardhouse

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2019

A Northern California tribe launches a plan to do more prescribed burns. A conference aims to help middle school girls achieve their goals. Also, you could be the new owner of a piece of Rajneeshee history.

Interstate 5: Vancouver | Teaching About Genocide | Canton Grill

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2019

A Chinese restaurant in Portland celebrates 75 years. The Vancouver mayor is a proponent of a new Interstate 5 bridge. Also, we learn what it takes to teach high school students about the Holocaust and genocide


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