Category Archives: Audio/Visual

Traffic Stops  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

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. Ken Sanchagrin is the Research Director at the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission. Source: Sondland Accusers […]
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Women Transforming Their Lives In Prison With The Insight Alliance – OPB’s Think Out Loud

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. “Everything we need to thrive already exists within us.” That’s what Anna Debenham says. She says it in the course of her work, in everyday […]
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Lawmakers from Oregon, Washington working on the future of the I-5 Bridge

What to do with the aging Interstate 5 Bridge over the Columbia River? It’s a key issue facing Oregon and Washington, as this bridge is vital to the economies in both states. Source: Lawmakers from Oregon, Washington working on the future of the I-5 Bridge | KATU

Oregon Wildfire Council Lays Out Some Options

One major outcome of the Oregon Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response was a number: four billion.  That’s the amount of money estimated to do all the work to make Oregon’s forests more fire resistant, less prone to catastrophic fires. Source: Oregon Wildfire Council Lays Out Some Options | Jefferson Public Radio

‘OPB Politics Now’: Climate Change Legislation And Zombie Bridge 2.0

Oregon’s climate change battle is about to enter round two. After failing to pass a bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions this year, Democrats are busy creating another proposal. On this week’s episode of “OPB Politics Now,” OPB political reporters Dirk VanderHart, Lauren Dake and Jeff Mapes take a look at what that plan might […]
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2019 Oregon State of Reform Keynote: One on One; Sen. James Manning – State of Reform

Our Lunch Keynote session at the 2019 Oregon State of Reform Conference featured four unique leaders, approaching the challenge of health reform from diverse perspectives. Our host, DJ Wilson, sat down with these leaders where he asked forward-looking questions in hopes of leveraging their experience to better understand the road ahead. This keynote features Sen. James […]
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Mon 8 AM | Oregon Prepares To Hike Car Registration Fees

Drivers of cars that use little or no gasoline can smile as they drive past gas pumps.  But in Oregon as of January 1, 2020, the smile may slump come time to renew a vehicle registration. Because another set of fees clicks into place with the new year, designed to increase the revenue for Oregon’s […]
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UO Black Cultural Center | Student Newspaper | Gender Nonbinary | Climate Case – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last month, the University of Oregon opened the Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center, named after a UO alumna and former academic adviser. Earlier this year, Jones Hollister filed a petition in court to legally change their gender to nonbinary. The judge in Lane County denied the petition. We get high school senior Annabelle Sukin’s take […]
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Oregon House committee hears testimony on killing of bobcat found in Eugene school

The House Interim Committee On Natural Resources heard testimony Wednesday on the killing of a bobcat found in a Eugene school building last month. Witnesses included: Representative Wilde, House District 11. Representative Gomberg, House District 10. Representative Wilde, House District 11, and Representative Gomberg, House District 10 Captain Casey Thomas, Fish and Wildlife Division Director, […]
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Cash Bail | Fare Enforcement | Climate Case – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Public defenders in the Portland metro area are working with a national advocacy organization to reform the cash bail system in Oregon. We talk with two of the people leading the push: Carl Macpherson, the executive director of Metropolitan Public Defender, and Tara Mikkilineni, a senior attorney with Civil Rights Corps. We’re also joined by […]
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