Category Archives: Audio/Visual

REAL ID – OPB’s Think Out Loud

By the beginning of 2018, Oregonians will need federally compliant IDs to get into federal buildings or to travel by plane. Legislators are trying to pass a bill which would allow the DMV to start issuing IDs compliant with the REAL ID Act. Source: News Roundtable | REAL ID | Good In The Hood . […]
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Lane County Has The Highest Number of Traffic Fatalities Statewide

Lane County has the unhappy distinction of having the highest rate of traffic fatalities of any Oregon county. Leaders hope to increase road safety and heighten awareness of the problem. In 2015, 57 people were killed and 3,242 injured on Lane County roads. Nationally, there was an 8 percent increase in traffic fatalities. Oregon leads […]
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Public Records Advocate | Non-Binary Gender ID  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Governor Kate Brown is backing a bill that would create a public records advocate position in state government. Brown joins us to talk about what this new position would look like. She’ll also speak publicly for the first time about her reaction the the latest news that her predecessor, John Kitzhaber, will not face federal charges. On […]
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Oregon moves to separate itself from the federal immigration crackdown

House Democrats have taken the next step toward separating the state of Oregon from the federal immigration crackdown.House Bill 3464, that passed on Tuesday, looks to continue and expand on law enforcement’s restriction to ask for an individual’s immigration status. Source: Oregon moves to separate itself from the federal immigration crackdown | KTVL

Kitzhaber Investigation & Good Samaritan Bill

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber says he’s had second thoughts about his 2015 resignation, now that a federal investigation has concluded with no criminal charges. Political analyst Jim Moore gives us his perspective on Kitzhaber and former First Lady Cylvia Hayes — what’s important to remember about the influence peddling scandal, and what the future could […]
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Mental Illness And The Legal System – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Alex Bassos describes some of the challenges lawyers face when defending clients who are struggling with mental health issues. Bassos is the director of training and outreach at Metropolitan Public Defender Services. Source: News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story . Radio | OPB

Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border – OPB

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it’s hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border … in Idaho. The people of Ontario, Oregon are worried. Businesses are leaving Oregon to settle right over the river on the Idaho side. Jobs are becoming harder to […]
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Legislative Update | Sage Grouse Agreement – OPB’s Think Out Loud

OPB’s Jeff Mapes discusses the many layers complicating the renewed fight over the proposal to change how corporations in Oregon are taxed. Lawmakers are trying to fill a $1.4 billion budget shortfall. Last week, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke announced that his department would re-evaluate the Obama administration’s comprehensive plan to protect the greater sage […]
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Transportation Plan – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation improvements and held a public hearing on the plan yesterday. Senator Lee Beyer, co-chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation Preservation and Modernization joins us, along with economist Joe Cortright, who’s been critical of the plan. Source: Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum . Radio […]
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As It Was: Sea Otters Face Uncertain Future in Oregon

When the North American fur trade reached its peak in the 1800’s, European and American trappers encountered an abundance of sea otters, especially on the Oregon Coast. It wouldn’t last long. Source: As It Was: Sea Otters Face Uncertain Future in Oregon | Jefferson Public Radio