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Shows tagged as: living
Wed, Jun 19 2013
Portland author Sarah Thebarge's memoir chronicles her experience with breast cancer, the relationship she developed with a Somali family, and her struggles with faith.
Mon, Jun 17 2013
A new play premiering at the Artists Repertory Theatre explores what it's like for soldiers to come home.
Tue, Jun 11 2013
Today marks the six-month anniversary of the shootings at the Clackamas Town Center mall.
Mon, Jun 10 2013
Two new reports, one from the City Club of Portland and one from the Bicycle Transportation Alliance, lay out visions for the future of Portland's bicycle infrastructure.
Fri, May 31 2013
We'll get the latest on a police brutality lawsuit in McMinnville.
Tue, May 28 2013
We'll talk with Jonathan Haidt, a social scientist who explores the moral roots of what divides us, from politics to religion.
Mon, May 20 2013
What are the benefits and drawbacks of living in a designated historic district?
Thu, Apr 18 2013
How did major media outlets get the Boston arrest story so wrong this week?
Wed, Apr 17 2013
How secure do you feel when you're in a public space — and what are the factors that influence that perception?
Wed, Mar 13 2013
A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests the number of gun laws in a state is inversely related to rate of gun deaths.
Mon, Feb 25 2013
The grandson of Mahatma Gandhi is in Oregon to talk about the relevance of his grandfather's legacy today.
Wed, Jan 16 2013
Violent video games are often blamed for violence in the real world. How much of an influence do these games have?
Tue, Jan 15 2013
Noted journalist Peter Laufer advocates a movement toward Slow News — both a media critique and a nod to the Slow Food movement.
Wed, Jan 9 2013
Several years ago, the state found that Oregon youth age 16-25 were 80 percent less likely to get the mental health care they need compared with other age groups. How have things changed since then?
Thu, Dec 13 2012
What do we do when possessions seem too important or meaningful to let go of, and yet too burdensome to hang on to?
Fri, Oct 12 2012
We remember the Columbus Day Storm, which hit the Northwest 50 years ago today.
Thu, Sep 27 2012
We'll talk with U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about the start of the new term next week.
Wed, Sep 12 2012
We'll explore how visitation in prisons could help keep Oregon's recidivism rate one of the lowest in the nation.
Mon, Sep 10 2012
This iconic Oregon event turns 25 this year. We'll explore its history and the appeal of riding a bike nearly 500 miles.
Mon, Sep 3 2012
We'll listen back to two conversations we had earlier this summer reacting to Anne-Marie Slaughter's Atlantic Magazine cover story, "Why Women Still Can't Have It All."
Mon, Aug 6 2012
In the next installment of our How We Live series, we find out what it's like to live in a floating home.
Thu, Jul 12 2012
The sun has been out and the summer heat is rising, but are people using the Willamette River to keep cool?
Wed, Apr 11 2012
We'll find out more about the internet privacy questions raised by a rape trial in Bend.
Fri, Mar 23 2012
A committee has voted to change the way bikes and cars share the road on North Williams Avenue in Portland.
Wed, Feb 29 2012
Starting in 2014, all new cars will likely have to be equipped with a rearview camera to help drivers see what's behind them.
Thu, Dec 29 2011
Earlier this year we asked: what's it like to be an Oregonian living in poverty in the 21st century? Some of the answers were surprising, so we're bringing you the conversation again.
Mon, Nov 7 2011
Portland Parks & Recreation was just awarded the top national honor from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation & Park Association. We'll find out why — and what may be next for the city's parks.
Wed, Oct 19 2011
There's a new homeless campsite in the middle of downtown Portland.
Thu, Sep 22 2011
What's it like to be an Oregonian living in poverty in the 21st century?
Fri, Aug 12 2011
What are Washington County and the City of Portland doing to meet their federal mandate of "affirmatively furthering fair housing"?
Thu, Jul 21 2011
A bike lane project in Portland has been put on hold to address gentrification and race issues. What are the connections between cycling and race?
Mon, Jun 27 2011
What is it like to live without health insurance?
Tue, May 10 2011
Local restaurateur and chef Naomi Pomeroy would like to know where the meat she serves at her restaurant Beast comes from. Does that matter to you?
Wed, Apr 20 2011
Why do generations of the same family show up repeatedly in the family court system?
Thu, Apr 7 2011
How have you grown, or changed, from failure?
Wed, Apr 6 2011
Where are the healthiest counties in Oregon?
Mon, Mar 14 2011
What difference does access to grocery stores make in the lives of Oregonians?
Wed, Dec 22 2010
We explore the growth of Oregon's alcohol industry.
Fri, Dec 17 2010
We discuss trusting strangers while traveling — especially when couchsurfing, hitchhiking, and house-swapping.