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July 19, 2019 11 min

We hear the signing ceremony for the bill that requires Holocaust and genocide education in Oregon public schools, including comments from 14-year old Clair Sarnowski, who championed its passage; Eva Eigner, who survived the Holocaust; and Governor Kate Brown, who signed the bill into law.

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Oregon Senator Ron Wyden says the nation's voting system is more at risk of outside interference than ever before, with many states purchasing very hackable voting machines, and Congress ignoring warnings. We aired the Senator's full remarks from the Senate floor.

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July 19, 2019 1 min

A report from AAA of Oregon reveals that certain vehicle escape tools designed to help people exit a car following a crash are obsolete. AAA's Marie Dodds tells what listeners need to know.

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Onetime Portland radio personality Turi Ryder has had a long and successful career as a talk show host in cities from Chicago to Los Angeles, with adventures ranging from infuriating to hilarious. She shares it all in a book titled, "She Said What?" Turi joins John to reminisce and entertain.

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With the More Than Pink Walk, formerly known as the Race for the Cure, a little over two months away, we interview Dr. Gordon Mills and Rochelle Williams Belizaire from the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute about exciting new developments in the fight against breast cancer.

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Southeast Portland's Foster neighborhood, which had been blighted for years, is benefiting from traffic safety features and other improvements to its livability--and now it is facing the prospect of gentrification that could force some residents and businesses out. Portland City Council heard from residents Jillian Sevick, Christian Smith, and Heather Hoell, who thanked city leaders for their help, and requested their assistance w... Read more

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Freshly named Travel + Leisure's Best Airport in America for the 7th year in a row, Portland International Airport is moving to expand the food and shopping amenities on two of its concourses. We hear details from the Port of Portland's Chief Operating Officer Vince Granato, and concessions manager Abby Carey

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This year, the Race for the Cure has been reimagined into the More than Pink Walk, focusing on the four different pillars of Komen's fight against breast cancer. We focus on the "Action" pillar by interviewing Arya Morman, the reigning Miss Black Oregon US Ambassador 2019, and Alice Fern, Marketing & Communication Manager for Komen Oregon.

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The Oregon House passed a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get legal driver’s licenses. We balance our coverage with opinions from both sides, including Democrat David Gomberg, Republican Bill Post, Democrat Diego Hernandez., and Republican Mike Nearman.

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June 21, 2019 11 min

The Oregon Legislature considers HB 2020, which addresses climate change by setting targets and setting up a cap and trade mechanism for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and compelling large reductions in the use of fossil fuels. We hear arguments from both sides, beginning with State Rep. Karin Power, who carried the bill on the House floor, followed by Rep. Kim Wallan, R-Medford. Rep Pam Marsh D-Ashland, and Rep. Rick Lewis, ... Read more

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Oregon is set to require small-watercraft permits including fees for non-motorized boats. The revenue will go to a variety of services, including promoting more responsible recreation on the water. We hear arguments for and against SB 47 from Representatives Jeff Rearden, Christine Drazen, Cheri Helt, Jack Zicka, and Caddy McKeown.

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June 14, 2019 7 min

We focus on Clark County's inaugural Fourth at the Fairgrounds event, an Independence Day Celebration that's being created as an alternative to dangerous backyard fireworks. It's the brainchild of County Councilor Julie Olson, whose explains in this interview that her home was nearly burned down by fireworks.

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June 14, 2019 6 min

Make-a-Wish Oregon, which provides joy and hope by granting wishes to critically ill children, is raising funds through the raffle of a Subaru Crosstrek this summer. We talk with Communications Manager Kaitlin Boulduc about the group's mission, and about how listeners can help.

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June 14, 2019 8 min

This is the day of the Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade, of which iHeartRadio is a supporter. Executive Director of Pride NW Debra Porta explains the event and its deeper meaning in a city that prides itself in acceptance of one and all

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The Alzheimers Foundation of America "Educating America Tour" comes to Portland with speakers, screening and exhibits for families, patients, and caregivers. President and CEO Chuck Fuschillo explains

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The legislature passes a bill enabling those convicted of past marijuana crimes, which are not crimes today in Oregon, to clear their records. Sponsor Janell Bynum describes the importance of the bill

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The Oregon Senate passed a law intended to prevent incidents where people call police when they see a person of color doing something perfectly legal. State Sen. Lew Frederick describes the importance of the bill, while opponent Alan Olsen worries that it will discourage neighborhood watches.

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June 6, 2019 7 min

A conversation the Keanon Lowe, the Parkrose High School coach who prevented a tragedy by subduing a troubled young man who'd brought a gun to school. He talks about the pressures and influences that young people face these days, and the responsibility we have to protect each other.

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Oregon Wine Month wraps up with open tours at dozens of wineries in the Willamette Valley. We interview one of the pioneers of Oregon viticulture, winemaker Rollin Soles of ROCO winery in the Dundee Hills.

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We hear an update on Oregon tourism in the summer of 2019 from Travel Oregon CEO Todd Davidson.

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