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News Roundtable | Bend Mayoral Race | Emergency Care Bias


A new study finds racial minorities receive lower quality care from Oregon emergency responders. Also, Bend will elect a mayor for the first time in recent history. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's biggest news.

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Drug Convictions | Mohamed Asem's New Memoir


Changes to drug laws in Multnomah County and the state have reduced the racial disparity in convictions. And we sit down with Portland author Mohamed Asem.

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Election Polling | Mount Hood Tragedy | Traffic Fatalities


We discuss the latest polling on key midterm races. Also, we look back at the Oregon Episcopal School Mount Hood tragedy 32 years later and discuss rising traffic fatalities in Oregon. 

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Protest Ordinance | Flu Season | Portland City Council


Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to introduce a bill limiting protests. A new study looks at how viruses behave in different places. We talk with the two candidates running for Portland City Council.

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Protest Clash | Death Penalty | Clean Energy Initiative


Right-wing and left-wing groups clash in Portland. The Washington state supreme court abolishes the death penalty. And we hear from the campaigns for and against the Portland Clean Energy Initiative.

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News Roundtable | Bend Mayoral Race | Emergency Care Bias

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 19, 2018

A new study finds racial minorities receive lower quality care from Oregon emergency responders. Also, Bend will elect a mayor for the first time in recent history. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's biggest news.

Drug Convictions | Mohamed Asem's New Memoir

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2018

Changes to drug laws in Multnomah County and the state have reduced the racial disparity in convictions. And we sit down with Portland author Mohamed Asem.

5 Things We Learned About Race And Drug Crimes From New Oregon Report

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2018

What happens when you make drug possession a misdemeanor rather than a felony? New data from Oregon's Criminal Justice Commission provides some answers and more questions.

Election Polling | Mount Hood Tragedy | Traffic Fatalities

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2018

We discuss the latest polling on key midterm races. Also, we look back at the Oregon Episcopal School Mount Hood tragedy 32 years later and discuss rising traffic fatalities in Oregon. 

Protest Ordinance | Flu Season | Portland City Council

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 16, 2018

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler plans to introduce an ordinance limiting protests. A new study looks at how viruses behave in different places. We talk with the two candidates running for Portland City Council.

Protest Clash | Death Penalty | Clean Energy Initiative

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2018

Right-wing and left-wing groups clash in Portland. The Washington state supreme court abolishes the death penalty. And we hear from the campaigns for and against the Portland Clean Energy Initiative.

Interview With Kate Brown | News Roundtable

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 12, 2018

We wrap up our series of gubernatorial candidate conversations, and our panel of news watchers take up this week's big stories. 

Jill Lepore And 'These Truths' At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2018

Host Dave Miller sits down with historian and writer Jill Lepore, author of "These Truths," in front of a live audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

Klamath County Health Award | Project 75 | Patrick Starnes

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2018

Klamath County wins a "Culture of Health" prize. We look back at a program that brought African-American students to the University of Oregon. We continue our gubernatorial candidate conversations.

Klamath County Improves Public Health, Earning National Award

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2018

Klamath county just got a national award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation recognizing its improvements in public health.

Wildfire Reporting | Self-Experimentation | Carolyn Long

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2018

We hear about learning to live with the "new normal" when it comes to wildfire and what it's like to conduct psychology experiments on yourself. We also talk with the Democrat running in Washington's third Congressional district. 

Clark College Diversity | Hoax In Academia | Knute Buehler

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2018

Clark College has a new effort to champion diversity. Three academic writers created an elaborate hoax. And we kick-off our series of gubernatorial candidate conversations. 

News Roundtable | Housing Bond Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2018

Our news roundtable offers opinions and analysis on the latest news. And Portland-area voters will consider a $652.8 million bond measure to help build affordable housing. 

Grocery Tax Ban | Jeff Goodell On Climate Change

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2018

Measure 103 would amend the Oregon Constitution to bar taxes on food sales. And science writer Jeff Goodell talks with us about the greatest threat from climate change: rising sea water.

Oregon Groundbreakers Share Their Vision

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2018

Five Oregon innovators sit down with host Dave Miller in front of an audience and talk about their blue sky vision and what drives them.

Abortion Measure | Talking Business | TriMet Fare Enforcement

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2018

Measure 106 would prohibit state funding for most abortions. A Multnomah County judge ruled that a TriMet fare enforcement check was unconstitutional. And we'll discuss the latest regional business news. 

Urinary Incontinence | Portlandathon | Shakespeare In Prison

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2018

Urinary incontinence isn't something women should simply deal with. A Portland-area race organizer saves the Portland marathon. And the Coffee Creek women's prison puts on "Twelfth Night."

News Roundtable | Ural Thomas

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 28, 2018

Our rotating panel of news watchers takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. And we sit down with Portland soul singer Ural Thomas to talk about his career and upcoming album.

REBROADCAST: Nonfiction Account Of Westerners Recruited Into ISIS

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2018

What leads young women who are living comfortable lives in the West to leave everything behind and join ISIS? That’s what the Norwegian journalist and best-selling author Åsne Seierstad explores.

Homeless ID Pilot Program | Alice Tallmadge's New Memoir

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2018

Portland police are working on a program to provide IDs to homeless people. Alice Tallmadge's new memoir explores her family's panic over a false belief that Satanic abuse was sweeping the nation.


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