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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

Internationally Acclaimed Cowboy Poet

12/6/2019
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A.K. Moss joins us to talk about her CD, “The Truth.” On November 14th it won the International Western Music Association’s 2019 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year Award. She told the Blue Mountain Eagle, “It’s kind of like the Grammy’s.”

Duration:00:15:01

Security Cameras In Cave Junction

12/6/2019
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The Southern Oregon city of Cave Junction has gotten a lot of media attention lately for a proposal to install security cameras as part of a new public safety effort. The small city does not have 24-hour law enforcement and a volunteer citizen group fills in the gaps. It’s unclear what kind of access this group might have to security camera footage once the cameras are installed. Josephine County Commissioners must first approve the city’s plan. We hear from Cave Junction Mayor Meadow...

Duration:00:14:30

News Roundtable Dec. 6, 2019

12/6/2019
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We get opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional stories of the week from Julia Silverman, Naseem Rakha and Eric Fruits.

Duration:00:20:41

What Science Fiction And Fantasy Can Tell Us About Our World

12/5/2019
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The writer Ursula le Guin said that fantasy and science fiction genres allow writers to talk about “human life as it is lived, and as it might be lived, and as it ought to be lived.” Oregon State University recently hosted a conference to explore what speculative fiction call tell us about the world we live in today. Philosophy professor Jose Antonio Orosco organized the conference, and gave a talk about Star Trek. Mohammed Shakibnia is a graduate student who writes about Star Wars.

Duration:00:10:51

Scott Kalama Raps About Life on Warm Springs Reservation

12/5/2019
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In 2015, rapper Scott Kalama wanted to write a song that captured life on the Warm Springs Reservation where he grew up. The resulting song and music video, called “Rez Life,” won a national Native American Music Award in 2016. Kalama, who performs under the name Blue Flamez, released a new album in 2018, called “Rez Star,” and is working on his next.

Duration:00:12:36

Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly On Changes To Neighborhood Groups

12/5/2019
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Portland is making changes to the way it relates to neighborhood groups. This includes neighborhood associations and the community safety program formerly known as "neighborhood watch." We'll sit down with Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly to talk about the philosophy behind these changes.

Duration:00:12:03

Ambassador Sondland Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations

12/5/2019
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Last week Portland Monthly and ProPublica published three women’s accounts of sexual misconduct by Ambassador Gordon Sondland. Spokesperson Jim McCarthy responds.

Duration:00:14:20

Conflict Prevention Specialist For USDA's Wildlife Services

12/3/2019
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The US Department of Agriculture has hired a “conflict prevention specialist” in Southern Oregon. Alyssa Mahaney’s job is to help farmers and ranchers find non-lethal methods to minimize the attacks on livestock from predators. We hear from her about her mission and job description.

Duration:00:10:23

Rose City Rollers

12/3/2019
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The Rose City Rollers’ all-star roller derby team brought home their fourth international championship trophy in November. We sit down with the co-captains of the team, Elicia Nisbet-Smith and Nicole Williams, who competes under the name Bonnie Thunders.

Duration:00:13:51

The ‘High, Good People’ Podcast

12/3/2019
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Tiara Darnell created a podcast talking about people of color in the marijuana business. She’ll join us to talk about her thoughts on race and the cannabis industry.

Duration:00:12:49

USDA Hemp Regulations Causing Concerns Among Farmers

12/3/2019
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Hemp farmers are pushing back on a USDA rule that sets new guidelines for hemp production. Nick Shown, farmer at Able Hemp LLC, tells us how this could affect his business.

Duration:00:12:49

New Report Collects Police Traffic Stop Data

12/2/2019
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Last week the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission released the first analysis of who police are pulling over in traffic stops, and why. The data collection was mandated by a new law passed in 2017. Senator Lew Frederick pushed for that law. He joins us, along with Ken Sanchagrin, the Research Director at the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission.

Duration:00:13:24

Young Voters Talk Impeachment

12/2/2019
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We hear from some young Oregonians about how the impeachment proceedings look through their eyes.

Duration:00:22:19

Three Women Accuse Gordon Sondland Of Sexual Misconduct

12/2/2019
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Last week the Portland Monthly, in collaboration with ProPublica, reported on the experiences of three women who say Ambassador Gordon Sondland behaved inappropriately towards them. Sondland says the accusations are untrue and politically motivated.

Duration:00:14:25

Women Transforming Their Lives In Prison

11/27/2019
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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.

Duration:01:02:53

REBRROADCAST: David Grann On Osage Indian History

11/27/2019
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In the 1920s, the Osage were considered the richest people per capita in the world, thanks to oil wells on their land. But in the early 1920s, about two-dozen tribal members were killed mysteriously. Author David Grann delves into those deaths and the conspiracy behind them in his book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the F.B.I.” Host Geoff Norcross spoke with Grann about the Osage murders, how the investigation into the deaths shaped the early years of the...

Duration:00:51:14

Magna Chef on Food’s Connection to Family and Loss

11/27/2019
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Be true to yourself.” That was one of the last things Portland chef Carlo Lamagna’s father told him before he died. Since then, Lamagna has incorporated his family’s Filipino recipes into every kitchen he’s worked in. Now, he is the owner of the restaurant Magna, which is dedicated to his father’s memory. We talk with Lamagna about food’s connection with culture, grief and family.

Duration:00:23:52

Joy Of Cooking Releases Ninth Edition

11/27/2019
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After her husband’s death in 1931, Irma Rombauer was desperate to earn a living to support her family. So she compiled a cookbook she called “Joy of Cooking.” That cookbook has now sold more than 18 million copies, and Rombauer’s great grandson, Portlander John Becker, just released the 9th edition with his wife Megan Scott.

Duration:00:27:07

Lindy West Seeks To Reclaim ‘Witches’

11/22/2019
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Seattle writer Lindy West’s new book aims to reclaim the word “witches.” The book is called “The Witches are Coming,” and explores misogyny, the #metoo movement, and what it’s like to grow up female in America. West’s 2016 memoir, “Shrill,” was made into a TV series filmed in Portland.

Duration:00:28:04

News Roundtable 112219

11/22/2019
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We get opinions and analysis of the week’s biggest news with Laura Gunderson, Allen Alley, and Kalpana Krishnamurthy.

Duration:00:23:08