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News Roundtable | Walden On Net Neutrality | Farm Bill


Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories in the weeks news. We also hear from Congressman Greg Walden on "net neutrality,"and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on the farm bill. 

Photo: Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr

Particulate Pollution | Homeless Students | Winning Teacher


The number of homeless students in Oregon is  higher than ever. Also, a middle school PPS wants to reopen sits right near the freeway. And a math teacher in Bend wins a national award.

Photo: Aparna Vidyasagar/OPB

Superfund Priorities | Downtown Crime | Medical Marijuana


The EPA has put the Portland Harbor on a list of Superfund priority sites — what does that mean? Also, another take on crime in downtown Portland. And we'll check-in on the medical marijuana market.

Photo: Kristian Foden-Vencil/OPB

Protecting Farmworkers | Urban Rural Divide | Net Neutrality


We hear about new efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's take on this week's net neutrality vote, and urban and rural Oregonians trying to understand their differences.

Photo: Dave Blanchard/OPB

Vera Katz | Kenton Women's Village


Former Portland mayor and Oregon house speaker Vera Katz died Monday morning at age 84. Also, we discuss a pilot program that provides tiny homes to homeless women.

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News Roundtable | Walden On Net Neutrality | Blumenauer On The Farm Bill

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 15, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories in the weeks news. We also hear from Congressman Greg Walden on "net neutrality,"and Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer on the farm bill. 

Particulate Pollution | Homeless Students | Winning Teacher

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2017

The number of homeless students in Oregon is  higher than ever. Also, a middle school PPS wants to reopen sits right near the freeway. And a math teacher in Bend wins a national award.

Superfund Priorities | Downtown Crime | Medical Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2017

The EPA has put the Portland Harbor on a list of Superfund priority sites — what does that mean? Also, another take on crime in downtown Portland. And we'll check-in on the medical marijuana market.

Protecting Farmworkers | Urban Rural Divide | Net Neutrality

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2017

We hear about new efforts to protect farmworkers from pesticide exposure, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden's take on this week's net neutrality vote, and urban and rural Oregonians trying to understand their differences.

Vera Katz | Kenton Women's Village

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 11, 2017

Former Portland mayor and Oregon house speaker Vera Katz died Monday morning at age 84. Also, we discuss a pilot program that provides tiny homes to homeless women.

News Roundtable | Sara Gelser | NORCOR Jail

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. We hear from Oregon state Sen. Sara Gelser who was featured in Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" issue. Also, we discuss a new report on conditions at NORCOR. 

Life After Taggart | Accessible Park | Pioneer School

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2017

The special education program at Pioneer School in Portland Public Schools will close. Also, a new park is home to Oregon's first outdoor field for disabled athletes. And Oregon football coach Willie Taggart is leaving for Florida.

Bend Government | African American Priorities In Portland | Columbia CEO

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2017

The Portland African American Leadership Forum has a new plan reflecting the priorities of Portland's African American community. Bend City Council will decide whether to send voters a plan to fundamentally change the city's system of government. And Columbia Sportswear CEO Tim Boyle talks about safety for downtown businesses.

Talking Business | Kid Governor | Graduate Student Taxes | Christmas Trees

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2017

Oregon is the leading producer of Christmas trees in the country. We'll learn more about the business. Also, the state's first kid governor, some regional business news and what the GOP tax bill could mean for Oregon universities.

Car Thefts In PDX | Gorge Recovery | Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2017

How is the Gorge recovering after the fire? Also, we'll hear from Eugene's mayor. And a story about why car thefts are on the rise in Portland.

News Roundtable | Asian Immigrants | Hanford Cleanup

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. Also, we hear about a milestone in the Hanford nuclear cleanup. And we talk to a local organization that works with Asian immigrants — the fastest growing immigrant group in Oregon. 

OHA Audit | Sisters Newspaper Changeover | Crook County Development

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2017

A new audit of the Oregon Health Authority shows millions of misspent taxpayer dollars. Also, the Nugget Newspaper in Sisters is an example of a thriving community paper. And should federal lands be more locally controlled?

Cuba | OSU Building Names | Dallas School Lawsuit

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 29, 2017

What criteria should a university use to decide whether its founders were racist? Also, we'll talk to a Portland journalist about how U.S.-Cuba policy has changed, and parents who are suing an Oregon school over its transgender policy.

Rural Cannabis Grows | Jackie Winters | The Story Of OR-4

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 28, 2017

We learn about a Josephine County proposal to restrict cannabis grows; talk to Jackie Winters, the first African American minority leader in Oregon's Legislature; and hear about state wolf management.

Chemawa Investigative Series | Living With Autism

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 27, 2017

OPB reporters Rob Manning and Tony Schick give us the highlights from their investigation into the Chemawa Indian School in Salem. And we find out what life is like for one family dealing with autism.

David Grann On 'Killers Of The Flower Moon'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 24, 2017

In his latest book, author David Grann investigates the murders of the wealthy Osage Native Americans in the 1920s. 

REBROADCAST: On The Road: Long Beach Peninsula

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 23, 2017

In September, "Think Out Loud" traveled to the Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington and recorded conversations with tourists, residents and wanderers there. 

PPB Lawsuit | Food Cart Chef | #MeToo In The Workplace

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2017

What challenges have you faced as a woman in the workforce? Also, we'll discuss an ACLU lawsuit against the Portland Police Bureau for tactics used in protests this summer. And we'll hear from a formerly homeless man who is now cooking at a food cart.

Transgender Student | Broadway Corridor | True Crime Comic

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2017

We hear about a lawsuit involving a transgender high school student, grand plans for the area at the base of Portland's Broadway Bridge, and a true crime comic about family and murder.

Climate Change | Sex Trafficking | KKK

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 20, 2017

A new book looks at the history of the Ku Klux Klan. Also, we'll learn about a new report on the effect of sex trafficking laws. And a letter signed by thousands of scientists warns about climate change.


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