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News Roundtable | Tariffs | Fashion Show


What impact is the trade war having on local companies? Also, we take up some of the biggest news of the week. And we hear about a fashion show that will highlight a variety of body types as well as people of color.

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School Lunch | Phish Conference | Horse Racing


What would commercial horse racing do for Grants Pass, Oregon? How complicated is it to get local, organic food into school lunches? And why is OSU hosting an academic conference about the band Phish?

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Talking Business | Legislative Trade Offs | Bill Oakley


Oregon Democrats gave up on bills regulating vaccines and guns in order to get a vote on school funding. Bill Oakley wrote for the "Simpsons" — now he reviews fast food. And we get the latest business news.

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Search And Rescue | Child Welfare Funding | Teen Animator


An Oregon bill would establish a fund to support search and rescue teams. Oregon child welfare caseworkers say that they have too many cases to provide adequate care. And a 14-year-old from Beaverton has been animating since he was 7 years old. 

News Roundtable | 'Green Nobel' Prize Winner


This hour, we get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional news stories from the past week and meet the winner of the "Green Nobel," Linda Garcia.

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News Roundtable | Tariffs | Fashion Show

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2019

What impact is the trade war having on local companies? Also, we take up some of the biggest news of the week. And we hear about a fashion show that will highlight a variety of body types as well as people of color.

Represented: Rethinking Single-Family Zoning In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2019

We hear from a developer, a realtor, an academic and two elected officials on Oregon's bill to allow middle housing in single-family neighborhoods.

School Lunch | Phish Conference | Horse Racing

OPB | Broadcast: May 15, 2019

What would commercial horse racing do for Grants Pass, Oregon? How complicated is it to get local, organic food into school lunches? And why is OSU hosting an academic conference about the band Phish?

Talking Business | Legislative Trade Offs | Bill Oakley

OPB | Broadcast: May 14, 2019

Oregon Democrats gave up on bills regulating vaccines and guns in order to get a vote on school funding. Bill Oakley wrote for the "Simpsons" — now he reviews fast food. And we get the latest business news.

Search And Rescue | Child Welfare Funding | Teen Animator

OPB | Broadcast: May 13, 2019

An Oregon bill would establish a fund to support search and rescue teams. Oregon child welfare caseworkers say that they have too many cases to provide adequate care. And a 14-year-old from Beaverton has been animating since he was 7 years old. 

News Roundtable | 'Green Nobel' Prize Winner

OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2019

This hour, we get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional news stories from the past week and meet the winner of the "Green Nobel," Linda Garcia.

Courtenay Hameister's 'OK Fine Whatever'

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2019

We listen back to our interview with author Courtenay Hameister, who joined us last summer to discuss her new book about overcoming her fears and living with anxiety. 

Teacher Walkout | Formerly Homeless Family | Senior Softball

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2019

Teachers across Oregon are participating in a day of action. We listen back to a conversation with a formerly homeless family and hear our interview with an octogenarian athlete. 

Workplace Discrimination | Legislative Walkout | Overdose Sentencing

OPB | Broadcast: May 7, 2019

A bill would impose mandatory minimums for those who supply drugs that lead to an overdose death. Also, lawmakers consider a proposal to boost protections for workers suing their employers for discrimination.

A Night At The Moda Center

OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2019

With more than 2,000 employees and up to 20,000 fans, the Moda Center is a well-oiled entertainment machine. "Think Out Loud" goes behind the scenes to bring you an audio portrait of everything that goes into making it all work.

News Roundtable | Multifamily Housing | School Budgets

OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2019

Schools across Oregon are facing budget shortfalls. Developers say inclusionary zoning makes it hard to build housing. And we get opinions and analysis on the some of the big news stories of the week.

Title IX Changes | Speed Limits

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2019

Have reduced speed limits on residential streets in Portland made a difference? Also, how is the federal government going to change Title IX rules and how have UO and other institutions been responding?

Medical Assistance For Opiate Addiction | REBROADCAST: Teva Harrison

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2019

We hear about a bill in Salem that would increase access to drugs like methadone and naloxone for those struggling with opioid addiction. And we listen back to our interview with Oregon native Teva Harrison.

Washington Legislature | Mental Health System | Sound Artist

OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2019

The Washington Legislature has wrapped up. A sound artist from Portland has been chosen for the Whitney Biennial. And a new program aims to help families of people experiencing mental health crisis navigate the system.

Plague Practice | Church-Built Affordable Housing? | Comedian Mohanad Elshieky

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2019

This hour: public health officials train for a release of the plague, a Portland church has been trying to build affordable housing for years, and comedian Mohanad Elshieky takes the feds to task.

News Roundtable | Norma Paulus | Healing From Trauma

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2019

A local program helps Latina immigrant women heal from trauma. Also, we'll learn more about the first woman elected as Oregon’s secretary of state. And we hear opinions on this week's biggest local news.

Teen Poet | Chelsea Cain | Juvenile Sentencing

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2019

The Oregon House takes up a bill to scale back mandatory minimum sentencing for juveniles. Also, Portland writer Chelsea Cain's novel has been turned into a TV series. And a local teen is headed to D.C. for a national poetry contest.

Blazers Advance | Do Lawsuits Change Policy? | Surviving Genocide

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2019

The Blazers head to the semifinals. Can class action lawsuits actually improve child welfare? And we talk to two people who survived genocide about what we can learn from their experiences.

Talking Business | Department Of Corrections | Oregon's Wolf Plan

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2019

Oregon has a new plan for managing wolves. Also, the head of the Oregon Department of Corrections joins us to talk about the way people housed at the Behavioral Health Unit are treated. And we get an update on the latest business news.

Draft Plan For Oregon Wolf Management Released

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2019

Oregon released a draft plan for wolf conservation and management detailing new rules about when a wolf can, and cannot be killed.


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