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Every week we gather a few local commentators to talk about some of the stories of the week — from the arts to sports to politics and more. Our guests tell us what they’re thinking about and we ignite the conversation.

The idea is to get a casual, but thoughtful, conversation going about the events and subjects that are being discussed in the cubicles, kitchens, and coffee shops of our region.

This week we are talking about the Affordable Care Act going to the Supreme Court, March Madness, and The Hunger Games.

What stories are you talking about?


  • Jim Pasero: Principal for public affairs company Third Century Solutions
  • Barry Johnson: Editor of Oregon Arts Watch and author of the Weekend Wrap column on OPB’s Arts and Life.
  • Tom Krattenmaker: Portland-based writer specializing in religion in public life and author of the book Onward Christian Athletes.
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