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'Bundyville' Podcast | 'Aloha Rodeo'


We get a preview of the new season of the "Bundyville" podcast out today. And learn about the history of Hawaiian cowboys. 

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News Roundtable | Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ | Sauvie Island Swim


We hear about how one school district is trying to stop the "summer slide." A woman attempted to become the first to swim all the way around Sauvie Island. And we talk about this week's big news stories. 

Photo: Courtesy of Christopher Graefe

Interstate 5 Series | Tomanowas | Homeless Laundry


What is the future of Interstate 5 through Portland? A new exhibit highlights a meteorite sacred to Native Americans in the Willamette Valley. A new facility offers portable showers and laundry for homeless people in Portland.

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Bend Bulletin | Eugene Ordinance | REBROADCAST: Piano


What does the sale of the Bend Bulletin mean for Central Oregon? A new ordinance in Eugene outlaws camping on parking strips. Plus, we learn about the history of the piano.

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City Closed | Gorge Crowded | Fire Liability | Climate Goals


The Oregon town of Lexington is shut down. The Columbia River Gorge has seen a dramatic increase in traffic. Rural firefighters will now be protected from liability. Will the state be able to meet its climate goals after cap and trade failed?

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'Bundyville' Podcast | 'Aloha Rodeo'

OPB | Broadcast: July 15, 2019

We get a preview of the new season of the "Bundyville" podcast out today. And learn about the history of Hawaiian cowboys. 

News Roundtable | Combating The ‘Summer Slide’ | Sauvie Island Swim

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2019

We hear about how one school district is trying to stop the "summer slide." A woman attempted to become the first to swim all the way around Sauvie Island. And we talk about this week's big news stories. 

Cindy Werhane Nearly Completes 38-Mile Swim Around Sauvie Island

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2019

Cindy Werhane tried to become the first person to swim all the way around Sauvie Island this week. She swam for 20 straight hours — nearly completing the loop — before she had to call it quits.

Interstate 5 Series | Tomanowos | Homeless Laundry

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2019

What is the future of Interstate 5 through Portland? A new exhibit highlights a meteorite sacred to Native Americans in the Willamette Valley. A new facility offers portable showers and laundry for homeless people in Portland.

Bend Bulletin | Eugene Ordinance | REBROADCAST: Piano

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2019

What does the sale of the Bend Bulletin mean for Central Oregon? A new ordinance in Eugene outlaws camping on parking strips. Plus, we learn about the history of the piano.

City Closed | Gorge Crowded | Fire Liability | Climate Goals

OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2019

The Oregon town of Lexington is shut down. The Columbia River Gorge has seen a dramatic increase in traffic. Rural firefighters will now be protected from liability. Will the state be able to meet its climate goals after cap and trade failed?

EO Media | Talking To Digital Devices

OPB | Broadcast: July 8, 2019

How does talking to AI assistants like Siri and Alexa affect us? And we hear about the future of journalism in Eastern Oregon. 

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: 'Cop Out'

OPB | Broadcast: July 5, 2019

We hear opinions and analysis on this week’s news, then listen back to our conversation about "Cop Out," a series of monologues based on interviews with police officers. 

Talking Business | Aging Inmates | Francke Brothers

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2019

The brothers of former Oregon Department of Corrections director Michael Francke have been fighting for the release of the man accused of his murder for 30 years. Also, Oregon's prison population is aging fast. And we discuss the latest business news.

REBROADCAST: Tayari Jones

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with the author Tayari Jones in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown | Youth Drag Queen

OPB | Broadcast: July 2, 2019

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown reflects on the 2019 legislative session. And an 11-year-old drag queen shares their story.

Legislative Wrap Up | Software Gender Bias | REBROADCAST: Priced Out

OPB | Broadcast: July 1, 2019

The Oregon Legislature raced to finish this weekend, passing over 100 bills. Scientists at OSU say they have a solution for gender bias in software. And a conversation about gentrification in North Portland.

Oregon Senate President | News Roundtable | 'I Am A Stranger Here Myself'

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2019

We hear about the Oregon's longest-serving Senate president, talk about some of the biggest news of the week and talk with Debra Gwartney about her new book, a blending of pioneer history and memoir.

Moda At The Supreme Court | Inventions | Public Pianos

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2019

Moda Health says the federal government owes it a quarter of a billion dollars. Young inventors from around Oregon vie for a prize. And pianos decorated by artists take up residence across Portland in the summertime.

Building in Tsunami Zones | Bach Festival | Concussions | Coffee Cups

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2019

A Portland coffee company has started charging for to-go cups. The University of Oregon has a new approach for treating concussions. The Bach Festival has no executive director. And Oregon lawmakers passed a bill to allow more building in tsunami zones. 

Salem Update | Inmate Tutors | Job Corps

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2019

We get an update on what's happening with the legislature in Salem. A GED program at a prison in Washington is using fellow inmates as tutors. And Job Corps programs may not be closing after all.

Missing Middle Bill: REBROADCAST

OPB | Broadcast: June 24, 2019

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would require cities to allow duplexes, triplexes and fourplexes in single-family zoned areas.

News Roundtable | Joseph Statue | REBROADCAST: Venderia

OPB | Broadcast: June 21, 2019

A new bronze sculpture in Joseph, Oregon, is made by a Native American artist. We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. And we listen back to an interview about artistic vending machines.

Salem Update | Bus Lanes | Antarctica Solstice

OPB | Broadcast: June 20, 2019

A team of OSU scientists celebrates the winter solstice in Antarctica. A Portland commissioner wants dedicated bus lanes. And things are getting crazy in Salem, Oregon.

World Cup | Wallowa Conservation | Trauma Stories

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2019

The Portland Thorns have sent players to the Women's World Cup. A nonprofit is trying to preserve land in Wallowa County. And students from Roosevelt High School in Portland are telling stories of trauma to build resilience.


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