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OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.

OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.
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Portland, OR

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OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.

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English

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Episodes

What Animal Diseases Can Tell Us About Ourselves, And The Origin Of The Word Oops

7/19/2019
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In the late 1800s, a horse flu spread quickly across North America. That meant humans had to do the work of horses — pulling carts and trams across cities. How did that event lead to the derivation of the word “oops?” And what can we learn about human behavior from looking at animal diseases? Oregon State University associate professor Raymond Malewitz has an idea.

Duration:00:16:34

Redmond Elementary Teacher Wins National Agriculture Education Award

7/19/2019
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Dawn Alexander, a fifth grade teacher at Tom McCall, recently won a National Agriculture in the Classroom award. She tells us how she teaches young students about agriculture, and why that’s important.

Duration:00:09:28

News Roundtable

7/19/2019
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We get opinions and analysis on some of the week’s biggest news from Dan Lavey, Jim Moore, and Barbara Dudley.

Duration:00:24:12

I-5 Series: A Vision For Albina

7/18/2019
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As Portland's population grows, bringing more cars, more traffic, and more greenhouse gas emissions, what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city? This summer, we're having a series of conversations about Interstate 5. We'll hear from policy-makers, activists, and community members. On this installment, we hear from Mike Alexander, a board member for the nonprofit Albina Vision Trust and former president and CEO of the Urban League of Portland.

Duration:00:11:51

Cannon Beach Distillery To Close

7/18/2019
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Mike Selberg’s Cannon Beach Distillery has flourished since opening in 2012, garnering dozens of awards for his craft liquors. Despite this, he is preparing to sell or close the distillery this year. He says Oregon’s liquor laws put local businesses at a disadvantage.

Duration:00:09:17

Big Changes For Portland Neighborhood Associations

7/18/2019
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Portland is considering a change to city code that would remove most references to neighborhood associations. Those groups fear this would diminish their voices. But the Office of Community and Civic Life says the change would simply give voice to all Portlanders. We hear from Suk Rhee, director of the Office of Community and Civic Life and Katy Wolf, who is on the board of the Boise Neighborhood Association.

Duration:00:28:39

Teen Jeopardy Winner

7/17/2019
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Portland teen Avi Gupta started his own nonprofit before graduating high school.He's also the winner of the 2019 Jeopardy Teen Tournament. We'll talk with Gupta about his accomplishments and his hopes for the future.

Duration:00:18:00

Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce Drops Gross Receipts Tax Referral

7/17/2019
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After Oregon lawmakers passed a gross receipts tax this spring, the industry group Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce said it would try to refer the issue to voters. Now, the group says that lawmakers’ actions at the end of the legislative session hamstrung its referral effort. OPB’s political reporter Dirk VanderHart fills us in, and we hear from Oregon Manufacturers and Commerce Director Shaun Jillions.

Duration:00:17:57

Church Buys Medical Debt

7/17/2019
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A church in Medford bought $2 million of Oregonians’ medical debt. We speak to Dana Franchetti, a pastor from the church, and Jerry Ashton, the co-founder of an organization that buys and pays off people’s medical debt.

Duration:00:14:18

Deaths From Meth Use In Oregon Are Up

7/16/2019
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Methamphetamine now kills more people in Oregon every year than do prescription opioids. But there are no FDA approved medications and most of the funding for treatment goes to opioids. Lynne Terry, editor of The Lund Report tells us more.

Duration:00:10:46

Filtering Wildfire Smoke

7/16/2019
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Seattle is retrofitting some downtown buildings’ HVAC systems to filter wildfire smoke. We talk to senior policy advisor Julia Reed about the city’s plans to protect its citizens from the effects of wildfire smoke.

Duration:00:06:12

Talking Business

7/16/2019
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Portland Business Journal editor Suzanne Stevens joins us to discuss some of the latest regional business news.

Duration:00:08:36

What’s Next For Cap & Trade Legislation?

7/16/2019
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After the Republican walkout, and plenty of hard feelings on both sides, is there a legislative way forward for a cap and trade bill in Oregon? We talk with two lawmakers who’ve been a part of negotiations from the beginning: State Senators Michael Dembrow, D-Portland and Cliff Bentz, R-Ontario.

Duration:00:24:28

A Preview Of Bundyville Podcast Season 2

7/15/2019
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A new season of the "Bundyville" podcast from OPB and Longreads explores anti-government extremism beyond the Bundy family. Seven episodes will be available July 15. We'll hear from the journalists behind it — Leah Sottile and Ryan Haas.

Duration:00:17:06

Aloha Rodeo Explores Hawaiian Cowboy History

7/15/2019
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In 1908, three Hawaiian cowboys arrived in Wyoming and shocked the rodeo world with their riding and roping skills. The book "Aloha Rodeo" tells the cowboys’ story, and explores Hawaii’s long history of cowboy culture and ranching. We hear from author David Wolman about that history, and talk to Michelle Galimba, a current day rancher from Hawaii.

Duration:00:34:12

Portlander Attempts Thirty-Eight Mile Swim Around Sauvie Island

7/12/2019
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Cindy Werhane tried to become the first person to swim all the way around Sauvie Island this week. She swam for 20 straight hours — and almost completed the loop — before she had to call it quits.

Duration:00:15:36

Combating The ‘Summer Slide’

7/12/2019
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Kids look forward to summertime, but a long break from school can lead to what’s called “summer slide,” or a decline in academic skills. The problem is particularly acute for children from low-income families, who lack the resources to keep them engaged with challenging camps and activities over the summer. One Eastern Oregon school district has come up with a solution. It’s called the Baker Summer Academy. We hear from Baker School District superintendent Mark Witty.

Duration:00:08:50

News Roundtable July 12 2019

7/12/2019
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We hear opinions and analysis on this week’s news from Amanda Manjarrez, Eve Epstein and Jim Pasero.

Duration:00:25:11

Pieces Of Sacred Meteorite Return To Grand Ronde Tribal Museum

7/11/2019
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A piece of a meteorite sacred to Native Americans in the Willamette Valley has been returned to the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. The fragment comes from the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum in McMinnville, but the meteorite itself resides at the Museum of Natural History in New York City. The meteorite Tomanowos, also referred to as the Willamette Meteorite, is the largest meteorite ever found in the U.S. Travis Stewart is the interpretive coordinator for the Chachalu museum of the...

Duration:00:09:26

I-5 Series: An Introduction

7/11/2019
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As Portland's population grows, bringing more cars, more traffic, and more greenhouse gas emissions, what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city? We're kicking off a series of conversations about Interstate 5. We start with Tammy Baney, who chairs the Oregon Transportation Commission.

Duration:00:13:38