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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.

Language:

English

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Episodes

How COVID-19 Impacts Supply Chains

3/27/2020
As consumers clean store shelves of essentials like toilet paper, experts insist the grocery supply chain remains strong. Scott DuHadway, the Cameron Professor of Supply Chain Management at Portland State University, thinks COVID-19 will have long term impacts on how companies prepare for and respond to disasters. We hear from DuHadway about how different industries are handling unprecedented disruptions on both sides of the supply chain.

Duration:00:12:08

Grant County Launches Phone A Friend

3/27/2020
Grant County recently launched an informal program for neighbors and friends in the county of 7 thousand to check on each other as the coronavirus continues to spread. Steve Fletcher, with the county’s incident management team, says as the coronavirus spreads, it’s important to have both formal and informal programs like Phone a Friend to get help to those who may need it.

Duration:00:12:06

News Roundtable March 27, 2020

3/27/2020
Christy George, Scott Bruun and Naseem Rakha join us to give opinions and analysis of some of the week’s biggest news stories.

Duration:00:25:55

Census 2020 Continues During Pandemic

3/26/2020
The 2020 Census is underway, but the coronavirus pandemic has delayed or canceled some training and field operations. That could make historically undercounted communities even harder to count. Esperanza Tervalon-Garrett, campaign manager for We Count Oregon, tells us about the campaign’s outreach efforts during the pandemic.

Duration:00:17:55

Understanding Gov. Brown’s Climate Change Order

3/26/2020
Before the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, the big story in Oregon legislative politics was the walk out by state Republicans to prevent Democrats from passing a cap and trade bill. Without a quorum, Democratic lawmakers were not able to pass the bill and the 2020 session ended. In response, Gov. Kate Brown issued a 14-page executive order that directs sweeping changes to mitigate climate change. Angus Duncan, who heads the state’s Global Warming Commission, breaks down...

Duration:00:14:59

Asian Americans Report Rise in Harassment

3/26/2020
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have reported an increase in racist harassment and attacks across the United States. West Linn student Summer Tan recently wrote about experiencing xenophobia in the West Linn Tidings. We talk with Tan and with Duncan Hwang, the associate director of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, about how Asian Americans in the Portland metro area have been affected by the pandemic.

Duration:00:17:16

Fossil Mayor On How Her Town Is Handling The Pandemic

3/25/2020
The rural town of Fossil in Wheeler County has a population of about 400. There’s only one health clinic to serve the entire county, which has the oldest population in the state. Fossil Mayor Carol MacInnes tells us how her town is handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Duration:00:09:31

Timbers Suspend Soccer Matches, Season Future Unclear

3/25/2020
Last week Major League Soccer announced that it is suspending all matches until at least the beginning of May. That means the Timbers are missing games, and the season may have to be delayed. Marco Farfan is a 21-year-old Timbers defender who grew up in Oregon. He tells us what his days are like.

Duration:00:07:41

Domestic Violence Risks Increase With ‘Stay At Home’ Order

3/25/2020
As Oregonians are ordered to stay home as much as possible, some are concerned that stress and isolation is increasing the risk for domestic violence. Crisis workers are anticipating an uptick in calls at the same time that resources to offer survivors are dwindling. We talk with Alexxis Robinson-Woods, who directs programs and services at Bradley Angle, a service provider for domestic violence survivors.

Duration:00:07:53

Oregon Governor On Life During Coronavirus

3/25/2020
Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order Monday calling for everyone in the state to stay at home, with some exceptions for essential workers and errands like grocery shopping. We talk with Brown about how she thought about the executive order, how she’ll know when it’s time to lift it and what the future could look like for Oregonians as we all navigate the new normal.

Duration:00:24:49

Mobility International USA Mural Celebrates Disabled Women Leaders

3/24/2020
Mobility International USA is aimed at empowering women with disabilities in countries around the world. Susan Sygull, the CEO and co-founder of MIUSA says a lot has changed since the organization started in 1981, and that now she talks less about inclusion of women with disabilities into civic life, and more about “infiltration,” as more women with disabilities work in leadership in businesses and organizations around the globe. MIUSA recently completed a mural in Eugene, where the...

Duration:00:13:01

Arts Organizations Hit Hard By Coronavirus

3/24/2020
Last year Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council announced a change in the way they distribute money from the arts tax. The idea was to get more money to smaller, diverse organizations. But some organizations say maybe it’s time to re-think the arts tax entirely. We’ll also hear what RACC is doing to support arts organizations hit hard by the global pandemic. Madison Cario is the Executive Director of RACC.

Duration:00:09:21

New Fraud Schemes Emerge During Pandemic

3/24/2020
Oregon’s Department of Justice is reporting a rise in fraud schemes related to the coronavirus pandemic. Scammers have set up fake websites, posted false information on social media and are targeting people with calls and emails. We talk with Oregon’s U.S. Attorney Billy J. Williams about what people need to watch out for.

Duration:00:13:56

Confederated Tribes Of The Umatilla Indian Reservation Respond To COVID-19

3/24/2020
More than 3 thousand people live on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Tribal leaders are urging all residents to comply with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s "stay at home" order. We talk with Chuck Sams with the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation about how the community is doing and the work being done by the Tribes’ incident command team.

Duration:00:13:43

Oregon Restaurants Adjust To New Reality During Pandemic

3/23/2020
Restaurants around Oregon have been closing their doors, laying off staff and, in many cases, scrambling to offer takeout and delivery options since March 16. That’s when Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order banning seated dining in an effort to increase social distancing as a response to the new coronavirus. We hear from Carmen Oakes, manager at the Korner Cafe in Fossil, Mother’s Bistro and Bar executive chef and owner Lisa Schroeder and Jason Brandt, president and CEO of the...

Duration:00:22:01

Childcare Continues Amid Pandemic

3/23/2020
The novel coronavirus outbreak has closed schools, restaurants and other sectors of Oregon life, but daycares and preschools remain open. We hear from Miriam Calderon, the head of Oregon’s Early Learning Division, about the latest updates to childcare in Oregon and what families need to know.

Duration:00:12:41

Oregon Restaurants Adjust To New Reality During Pandemic

3/23/2020
Restaurants around Oregon have been closing their doors, laying off staff and, in many cases, scrambling to offer takeout and delivery options since March 16. That’s when Governor Kate Brown issued an executive order banning seated dining in an effort to increase social distancing as a response to the new coronavirus. We hear from Carmen Oakes, manager at the Korner Cafe in Fossil, Mother’s Bistro and Bar executive chef and owner Lisa Schroeder and Jason Brandt, president and CEO of the...

Duration:00:21:58

Governor Issues Executive Order After Oregonians Fail At Social Distancing Over The Weekend

3/23/2020
Last Friday the Governor called for all Oregonians to “stay home, stay healthy.” But it appears that the combination of spring break and beautiful weather this weekend inspired many people to leave their homes. In response, some coastal communities have closed hotels and short term residences. And all state parks will close today. OPB’s Dirk VanderHart fills us in on the latest orders from the Governor. And Warrenton Mayor Henry Balensifer tells us about the decisions they made this weekend...

Duration:00:15:21

Social Distancing Complicates Addiction Recovery

3/20/2020
For many people in addiction recovery, going to in-person meetings regularly is what makes the difference between sobriety and relapse. The Alano Club of Portland is part of a coalition providing online resources to support those in recovery, and is among those working to provide more online meetings. The Alano Club’s Brent Canode joins us to tell us more and about what still needs to be done to support people without internet access. We also talk with Katie Crocker, who has been sober for 9...

Duration:00:10:55

Oregon Environmental Groups Ask For Stricter Rules To Curb Diesel Emissions

3/20/2020
Environmental advocates are calling on state regulators to put new, stricter restrictions on toxic diesel emissions from non-road sources such as construction sites, rail yards and freight distribution centers. A coalition of 21 advocacy groups submitted a petition to the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission late last year asking for new rules and regulations. This week, the commission voted to deny that petition. The coalition says it will appeal to local governments if the state won't...

Duration:00:13:22