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Wildfire Solutions | Parental Rights | Causes Of Death

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2018

We discuss a homeowner initiative in Deschutes County to reduce wildfire risk and talk to a reporter who followed a parental rights case concerning a couple with low IQ. Also, Oregon's state health officer tells us about the leading causes of death.

MoviePass Positioned To Disrupt Movie Industry; Theaters Not Sold

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2018

The MoviePass subscription service allows users to attend one movie a day for $9.95 a month. Some theater operators and industry insiders are questioning the sustainability of the business model. 

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News Roundtable | Justice Nelson | Billy Williams

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2018

Our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Also, we talk with Adrienne Nelson, the first African-American justice on the Oregon Supreme Court. And we talk to Oregon's U.S. Attorney about his public comments on marijuana.

Student Satellite | Monsanto Lawsuit | Non-Unanimous Juries | College Savings Plans

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 11, 2018

We learn about a nano-satellite project at Portland State and hear from the parties in an Oregon lawsuit against Monsanto. Also, we hear about a push to abolish non-unanimous juries and what the new tax law means for private school tuition.

Ethics Investigation | MoviePass | Salvadoran Portlander

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2018

Will a new movie theater subscription service disrupt Portland's independent movie ecosystem? What does the federal government's recent announcement mean for local immigrants from El Salvador? And we learn about recent ethics findings about Cylvia Hayes.

Washington Legislative Session | TriMet Driver | Homeless Campus | Bundy Case

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2018

We look ahead to the 2018 Washington legislative session that starts Monday. Also, we talk with a TriMet bus driver about his experiences on the job. We learn about a new homeless campus in Klamath Falls and hear about how the case against Cliven Bundy was dismissed.   

Three Books About Syria And Home

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2018

Alia Malek, Elliot Ackerman, and Emily Robbins have all written new books about Syria, and ideas of home.

REBROADCAST: Reza Aslan Explains God

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2018

We listen back to an interview with author Reza Aslan in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland. 

Jeff Sessions On Cannabis | TriMet Ridership | OSU And UO In PDX

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 4, 2018

We get reactions to the U.S. Attorney General's plans to rescind an Obama-era cannabis memo. We also explore the reasons why TriMet ridership is down, and we find out why Portland is vital to state universities — even ones not based here.

Recreational Cannabis In California | FamilyCare | Roseburg VA

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2018

How will the closure of FamilyCare affect providers and patients? How will legal recreational cannabis in California affect Oregon? And a New York Times article finds questionable care at the Roseburg VA Medical Center.

Local TV News Harassment | Measure 101

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2018

We hear from reporter Ellen Meny about the harassment she, and other TV journalists, face from their viewers. Also, we learn about Measure 101, where voters will decide whether to approve a tax on health care providers and insurers. 


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