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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

ODFW Making Big Changes to Adapt to Climate Change

1/28/2020
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The effects of climate climate change in Oregon range from increased fires to closures of crab fishing sites. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to address this problem head on by creating the Climate and Ocean Change Policy. We talk to Shaun Clements, senior policy analyst at the department, to see how this proposal will redirect resources to protect Oregon wildlife and natural areas.

Duration:00:15:22

Indigenous Rights Attorney Tara Houska

1/28/2020
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“Indigenous peoples are impacted first and worst by climate change.” Those are the words of tribal attorney Tara Houska, who has been a fierce activist against fossil fuels and oil pipelines. Houska is the former Native American affairs advisor to Bernie Sanders. She is also a co-founder of Not Your Mascots, a non-profit to prevent stereotyping of Native Americans. Houska joins us ahead of a lecture she will give in Portland this Friday.

Duration:00:14:38

Black History Mobile Museum in Portland

1/28/2020
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College campuses this week. The museum’s exhibits travel year-round, showcasing historical artifacts from African-American history from the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the Black Lives Matter movement. We talk to the museum founder Khalid el-Hakim about the current exhibit.

Duration:00:19:51

REBROADCAST: Pasta By Hand

1/27/2020
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Portland chef Jenn Louis was named Best New Chef by “Food and Wine Magazine” and her work has appeared in “The Wall Street Journal,” “Bon Appetit,” “SHAPE” and “The New York Times.” We listen back to our conversation with her from 2015 about her cookbook "Pasta By Hand." The book is a collection of recipes gathered from homes and restaurants throughout Italy, and is the only known work to have cataloged the country’s wide variety of hand-shaped pasta and dumplings. Her Portland restaurant...

Duration:00:16:47

Oregon Music Program For Underserved Kids Gets 500K Boost

1/27/2020
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My Voice Music provides music lessons and recording opportunities to kids who would otherwise have none. MVM founder Ian Mouser just been awarded a half million dollar Lewis prize to expand his work. We talk with him and Rayawnie Paris, an emerging hip hop artist who walked into an MVM program at 17, and at 21 is one of the program’s teachers.

Duration:00:18:48

A Possible Link Between Gut Bacteria And Kids’ Behavior

1/27/2020
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A new study suggests there could be a connection between kids’ behavior and their gut bacteria, otherwise known as their microbiome. Scientists at Oregon State University and the University of Oregon worked on the study, which examined the microbiomes of 40 children between the ages of 5 and 7. We hear from Jessica Flannery, a clinical psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Oregon, and Keaton Stagaman, a research associate in the microbiology department at OSU.

Duration:00:16:26

Trust In Journalism Project At UO

1/24/2020
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Trust in journalism in the U.S. continues to erode, but a new Trust Project at the independent student newspaper at the University of Oregon is responding to the problem head on. It’s educating the paper’s readership about how reporters and editors make decisions, soliciting feedback, and increasing transparency about errors and corrections. The Daily Emerald’s editor-in-chief, Michael Tobin, and journalism instructor and researcher Lisa Heyamoto join us to discuss the project and what the...

Duration:00:16:13

Hikikomori, A Japanese Term for Extreme Isolation, Gets Revised Definition

1/24/2020
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The term “hikikomori” was first coined in Japan in the 1990s to describe a form of severe social isolation. Alan Teo, a psychiatrist with the Veterans Administration in Portland and an associate professor at OHSU, has been studying hikikomori for several years. Now, he is proposing a revised definition of the term in hopes that it will help doctors everywhere identify and treat the condition

Duration:00:11:01

News Roundtable

1/24/2020
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We get opinion and analysis on some of the biggest regional news stories of the week from Christy George, Danielle Pacifico-Cogan and Kevin Mannix.

Duration:00:23:42

Rock of Ages Exhibit

1/23/2020
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Portland artist and activist Isaka Shamsud-Din has captured the lives and histories of African Americans in paintings throughout his life. He draws on his experiences growing up in Portland for his work. His exhibit, “Rock of Ages,” is currently on display at the Portland Art Museum.

Duration:00:23:14

Oregon Graduation Rates

1/23/2020
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Oregon’s high school graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been, at roughly 80 percent. But some districts are still struggling. OPB’s education reporter Elizabeth Miller fills us in.

Duration:00:08:56

Opera For Everyone

1/23/2020
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This week, Portland Public School students were treated to a live performance from a Grammy Award winning opera singer. It’s part of a program from Portland SummerFest Opera to expose more people to the music of opera. Soprano Angela Brown performed her one woman show, “Opera from a Sistah’s Point of View,” at Roosevelt and Franklin high schools this week.

Duration:00:17:08

Preparing for Census 2020

1/22/2020
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The 2020 census is still a few months away from arriving at households across the country, but efforts to get the word out about the census is underway in many states. Oregon has spent nearly $8 million on outreach efforts to historically under-counted communities. We Count Oregon is working to ensure that those communities are represented on the 2020 census. We speak with We Count Oregon campaign manager Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, APANO’s census equity manager Mar Hirshfield and Shana...

Duration:00:28:50

Jury Selection Begins for Jeremy Christian Trial

1/22/2020
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Jury selection began this week for the trial of Jeremy Christian in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Christian is charged with stabbing three men, killing two, on a Portland MAX train in May 2017. OPB’s Meerah Powell is covering the trial and joins us for an update.

Duration:00:04:01

Native American Organization Helps Tribal Members Gain Economic Agency

1/22/2020
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Oregon Native American Chamber (ONAC) connects Native Americans with small businesses, entrepreneurs, and educational classes so they can grow their own businesses in Oregon and southwest Washington. We talk with the CEO of NEO Designs Palani Bearghost and James Parker, executive director of ONAC.

Duration:00:18:02

Labor Trafficking Task Force Aims To Prosecute Perpetrators

1/21/2020
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Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has created a new task force to address labor abuse. We talk to Chanpone Sinlapasai, an immigration attorney, on the Labor Trafficking Task Force’s goals and why this group is important to have in Oregon.

Duration:00:15:05

Proposed Tuition Freeze At UO And Similar Past WOU Program

1/21/2020
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The University of Oregon is considering a program that would allow incoming undergraduate students to lock in their tuition amount for 5 years. We talk with Roger Thompson, the University of Oregon’s VP of Student Services and Enrollment Manager to find out how it would work, and get the perspective of student Sarah Pishionari, part of member of a campus group opposed to the change. We also talk with Dave McDonald with Western Oregon University to hear about its tuition guarantee program.

Duration:00:20:55

National Climate Change Lawsuit Dismissed

1/21/2020
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We talk to the named plaintiff, Kelsey Juliana, in the climate change lawsuit that was dismissed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. We also talk with Andrea Rodgers, senior attorney with Our Children’s Trust, the group that filed the Juliana case — and others around the country — in an effort to force the federal government to address the policies that contribute to the climate crisis.

Duration:00:14:09

Booked & Buried: Investigating Northwest Jail Deaths

1/17/2020
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OPB and the Northwest News Network spent a year documenting the rising death toll inside county jails across Oregon and Washington. The findings of that investigation have been staggering: More than 300 people died in the past decade, jails are struggling to keep suicidal inmates safe and death rates are on the rise even as communities try to slow mass incarceration. In this audio documentary, public media journalists Conrad Wilson and Austin Jenkins compile the best of their reporting and...

Duration:00:51:53

Washington Legislative Session Starts

1/16/2020
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The Washington legislative session kicked off this week and lawmakers have a lot on their plates. Homelessness, gun control, and the potential expulsion of a state representative are all looming large as the 60-day session gets under way. OPB reporter Austin Jenkins joins us.

Duration:00:14:56