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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.

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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.

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