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Foster Care | Police Wellness | Amazon | Voles


OPB reporter Lauren Dake fills us in on new reporting on for-profit facilities where foster kids were sent out of state. Also, the Bend Police Department offers wellness classes, what it's like to work at a local the Amazon warehouse, and voles cause a lot of problems for local farmers.

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Portland Police And Fire Unions | Umatilla Warming Shelter | Cyclocross


Portland police and fire unions have concerns about a new approach to non-emergency calls. A local woman is competing in the National Cyclocross Championship. The Umatilla Indian Reservation has opened a warming shelter.

Photo: Amelia Templeton/OPB

Dams | REBROADCAST: News Inside | Deschutes Library


What are the different environmental and cultural issues at stake for dams? How has the massive population growth in Central Oregon affected public resources like the libraries? And we listen back to a conversation about news in prison.

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News Roundtable | Cave Junction | Cowboy Poetry


The city of Cave Junction may let a volunteer citizen-safety group monitor surveillance cameras. An Oregon poet just won an award for her cowboy poetry. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

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Neighborhood Groups | Sondland Response | Local Rapper | Sci-Fi


How does Portland relate to neighborhood watch programs? What can science fiction teach us about our world? Also, Ambassador Sondland responds to sexual misconduct allegations. And rapper who grew up in Warm Springs receives acclaim. 

Photo: April Baer/OPB

Hemp Farming | Wolves And Ranchers | Race And Cannabis | Roller Derby


Hemp farmers say new USDA rules will affect their businesses. The USDA has hired a specialist to help farmers in Southern Oregon minimize wolf attacks. A new podcast looks at racism in the cannabis industry. And the Rose City Rollers win again.

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Foster Care | Police Wellness | Amazon | Voles

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 11, 2019

OPB reporter Lauren Dake fills us in on new reporting on for-profit facilities where foster kids were sent out of state. Also, the Bend Police Department offers wellness classes, what it's like to work at a local the Amazon warehouse, and voles cause a lot of problems for local farmers.

Portland Police And Fire Unions | Umatilla Warming Shelter | Cyclocross

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 10, 2019

Portland police and fire unions have concerns about a new approach to non-emergency calls. A local woman is competing in the National Cyclocross Championship. The Umatilla Indian Reservation has opened a warming shelter.

Dams | REBROADCAST: News Inside | Deschutes Library

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2019

What are the different environmental and cultural issues at stake for dams? How has the massive population growth in Central Oregon affected public resources like the libraries? And we listen back to a conversation about news in prison.

News Roundtable | Cave Junction | Cowboy Poetry

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2019

The city of Cave Junction may let a volunteer citizen-safety group monitor surveillance cameras. An Oregon poet just won an award for her cowboy poetry. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

Sondland Response | Neighborhood Groups | Local Rapper | Sci-Fi

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2019

How does Portland relate to neighborhood watch programs? What can science fiction teach us about our world? Also, Ambassador Sondland responds to sexual misconduct allegations. And rapper who grew up in Warm Springs receives acclaim. 

Hemp Farming | Wolves And Ranchers | Race And Cannabis | Roller Derby

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2019

Hemp farmers say new USDA rules will affect their businesses. The USDA has hired a specialist to help farmers in Southern Oregon minimize wolf attacks. A new podcast looks at racism in the cannabis industry. And the Rose City Rollers win again.

Sondland Accusers | Young People Respond To Impeachment | Traffic Stops

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2019

How do young Oregonians view the impeachment proceedings? Also, three women accuse Ambassador Sondland of inappropriate sexual conduct. And new data shows evidence of racial disparity in traffic stops by Portland Police Bureau and Hillsboro Police Department.

Women Transforming Their Lives In Prison

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 29, 2019

Oregon's only women's prison is the latest to adopt a program designed to help inmates transform the thinking that led them to engage in destructive behavior and rediscover their innate well-being. 

REBRROADCAST: David Grann On Osage Indian History

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 28, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with author David Grann about his book "Killers of the Flower Moon." 

Joy Of Cooking | Food And Culture

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 27, 2019

Portlanders Scott and Megan Becker edited the 9th edition of "Joy of Cooking." The chef at a new Portland restaurant has dedicated the restaurant to his father's memory.

REBROADCAST: Cash Bail | TriMet Fare Enforcement

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 26, 2019

Public defenders want to change the cash bail system in Oregon. And TriMet has added enforcement officers. 

REBROADCAST: Susan Rice

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2019

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has written a new memoir called "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

News Roundtable | Lindy West: 'The Witches Are Coming'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 22, 2019

Seattle writer Lindy West's new book aims to reclaim the word "witches." Also, we get opinions an analysis on some of the biggest news of the week. 

UO Black Cultural Center | Student Newspaper | Gender Nonbinary | Climate Case

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2019

The University of Oregon has a new Black Cultural Center. Fourth graders in Salem have started a school newspaper. A nonbinary person was denied a petition to change their gender in Lane County. And the Oregon Supreme Court held arguments in a high school.

Oregon's Impeachment Reactions

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2019

What has made the biggest impression on you over the last two weeks of impeachment trials?

REBROADCAST: Author Mohsin Hamid

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 20, 2019

We listen back to an interview from 2018 with the author Mohsin Hamid.

Cash Bail | Fare Enforcement | Climate Case

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2019

Public defenders want to change the cash bail system in Oregon. TriMet has added enforcement officers. And the Oregon Supreme Court held hearings at a high school last week.

Paramedics On Defense | Rural Reporting | Trans Healthcare

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2019

Paramedics train in defensive tactics after attacks from people in mental health crises. A Washington reporter focuses on the local impact of climate change. A new survey reveals trans and nonbinary youth need better medical care.

Ambassador Susan Rice Knows How To Take A Hit And Keep Going

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 15, 2019

Former Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice has written a new memoir called "Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For."

Demolition | Premature Birth | Hamilton Fish And Impeachment

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 14, 2019

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish's father played a key role in the Nixon impeachment process. Is Portland following its demolition inspection ordinance? A new study shows Oregon is doing relatively well on premature birth rates, except among women of color. 


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