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Oregon Wedding Cake Case | Gulley Case | Climate Curriculum | Pride On The Coast


We hear about the investigation into the death of Otis "TeTe" Gulley, get the latest on the climate change curriculum at Portland Public Schools, hear about a pride celebration on the Oregon Coast and talk about the U.S. Supreme Court referring an Oregon same-sex wedding cake case back to the state courts.

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News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Father's Day


We talk to a young man who learned he would be a father at the age of 15. We also get opinions and analysis on the week's biggest news.

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Oregon State Hospital | Constitutional Sheriffs | School Privacy | Recreation


People are waiting in jails across the state to get into the Oregon State Hospital. What is the constitutional sheriffs movement? How do schools monitor students' behavior online? And how is climate change affecting outdoor recreation?

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Busing & Homelessness | Trans Cancer | Wolf Plan


We hear about programs to offer homeless people bus tickets out of town, "Trans Dudes With Lady Cancer" and Oregon's new wolf plan.

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News Roundtable | Rowing The Pacific | Wheeler County Sheriff


We get opinions and analysis of some big news stories from this past week; meet a guy who is rowing across the Pacific Ocean (yes, you read that right); and sit down with the Wheeler County Sheriff.

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Oregon Wedding Cake Case | Gulley Case | Climate Curriculum | Pride On The Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 17, 2019

We hear about the investigation into the death of Otis "TeTe" Gulley, get the latest on the climate change curriculum at Portland Public Schools, hear about a pride celebration on the Oregon Coast and talk about the U.S. Supreme Court referring an Oregon same-sex wedding cake case back to the state courts.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Father's Day

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2019

We talk to a young man who learned he would be a father at the age of 15. We also get opinions and analysis on the week's biggest news.

Oregon State Hospital | Constitutional Sheriffs | School Privacy | Recreation

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2019

People are waiting in jails across the state to get into the Oregon State Hospital. What is the constitutional sheriffs movement? How do schools monitor students' behavior online? And how is climate change affecting outdoor recreation?

Stimson Lumber | Privacy Data | ICE Custody | Police Captain

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2019

Stimson Lumber is cutting jobs. Portland will use smartphone data to study transportation.A detainee died last fall at the ICE detention center in Tacoma. And we listen back to a conversation with the first transgender PPB captain.

Talking Business | Public Defenders | Orca | Child Welfare

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2019

The Lummi Nation wants to bring an orca in a Florida aquarium home to Washington State. Members of the Child Welfare Oversight Board join us. Some public defenders are on strike. And we get the latest business news.

Busing & Homelessness | Trans Cancer | Wolf Plan

OPB | Broadcast: June 10, 2019

We hear about programs to offer homeless people bus tickets out of town, "Trans Dudes With Lady Cancer" and Oregon's new wolf plan.

News Roundtable | Rowing The Pacific | Wheeler County Sheriff

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2019

We get opinions and analysis of some big news stories from this past week; meet a guy who is rowing across the Pacific Ocean (yes, you read that right); and sit down with the sheriff of Wheeler County.

From Washington To Australia: Rower Talks About Solo Journey Across The Pacific

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2019

As Jacob Hendrickson neared the completion of what would be the longest solo rowing voyage from North America across the Pacific Ocean, he talked about why he took on the challenge.

Black History Curriculum | Rural Healthcare | Company Town

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2019

We hear about rural health care, what it's like growing up in a "company town," and a new curriculum highlighting African-American history in Portland.

Legislative Countdown | Painted Hills Beef | New Teacher

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2019

We get an update from Salem, Oregon, and our Wheeler County coverage continues with a look at a ranching collective and an interview with a new teacher in Fossil, Oregon. 

Huawei Tech In Oregon | Mitchell Mayor And Barber | Fossil Grad

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2019

This hour we explore Huawei tech in Eastern Oregon, meet the mayor of Mitchell who wears many hats in town, and talk with one-third of the graduating class of Wheeler High School. 

Climate Lawsuit | Gambling And Tribes | Wheeler County Rancher

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2019

Judges of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in Portland tomorrow in the Juliana v. United States lawsuit. We explore ranching and conservation in Wheeler County and how tribes manage disputes.

News Roundtable | PERS | Native Curriculum

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2019

A new curriculum in northeastern Oregon schools teaches about the Nez Perce war.  A bill aims to address the state's PERS debt. And we round up some of the biggest news of the week.

Public Defense | Timbers Signs | Walt Whitman

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2019

Poets in Oregon are celebrating the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman's birth. The Timbers have banned certain political signs at games. And a bill attempts to fix Oregon's broken public defense system.

Springfield Birth Center | Defeating Violent Extremism

OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2019

Farah Pandith has theories on how governments and individuals can overcome violent extremism. Also, PeaceHealth Oregon will close the Nurse Midwifery Birth Center in Springfield.

GMO Legislation | Youth Media Project | Blue Mountain Forest Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 28, 2019

A bill would allow farmers to sue companies if their crops are contaminated by GMO seeds. The long-awaited Blue Mountain Forest plan was scrapped. And young African American filmmakers screen their films.

REBROADCAST: Talking Race In The Classroom

OPB | Broadcast: May 27, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with students and teachers in the Portland area about how race and racial identity is playing out in high schools and in class discussions.

News Roundtable | Opioid Tapering | Death Penalty

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2019

The Oregon Health Authority will no longer require certain chronic pain patients to stop using opioids. A bill would limit when the state can use the death penalty. And we discuss the biggest news of the week.

Tuition Increases | Trade War | REBROADCAST: Firefighters

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2019

Portland State University is raising tuition. The trade war is affecting some major Oregon industries.

Maupin Internet | Addiction & DHS | Unity Center Union

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2019

What is the overlap between addiction and Oregon's child welfare system? Also, nurses at Unity Center for Behavioral Health are moving to unionize. And, the mayor of Maupin shares the challenges of bringing broadband to rural areas. 


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