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OPB Politics Now is a weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into the hottest political topics in Oregon and the Northwest. Every Friday, OPB’s political reporters and special guests offer in-depth analysis, discussion and insight into candidates, events and issues.

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    • 4.7 • 141 Ratings

OPB Politics Now is a weekly podcast that takes a deep dive into the hottest political topics in Oregon and the Northwest. Every Friday, OPB’s political reporters and special guests offer in-depth analysis, discussion and insight into candidates, events and issues.

    Special episode: Khanh Pham on representing East Portland, climate policy and becoming Oregon’s only Asian American lawmaker

    Special episode: Khanh Pham on representing East Portland, climate policy and becoming Oregon’s only Asian American lawmaker

    We have another special episode for you. It’s a conversation with OPB’s Dave Miller and Khanh Pham

    • 19 min
    Special episode from OPB’s Timber Wars: Big money bought the forest

    Special episode from OPB’s Timber Wars: Big money bought the forest

    We’re taking a break this week, but we’re giving you a special episode from OPB’s Timber Wars.

    • 35 min
    A possible ‘catastrophic’ special session and a battle for House speaker

    A possible ‘catastrophic’ special session and a battle for House speaker

    In this episode, we discuss the possibility of a special session to deal with the ongoing pandemic and the battle for House speaker.

    • 20 min
    The fight to be Oregon’s House Speaker

    The fight to be Oregon’s House Speaker

    Oregon Democrats retained control of the both chambers of the state legislature on Election Day. But now they’re fighting over who should lead the state House. And this week, the man who runs elections for Oregon is out of job. But the precise reasons are cloudy.

    • 11 min
    Takeaways from Oregon’s election results

    Takeaways from Oregon’s election results

    The dust is still settling -- and the ballots are still being counted -- from Tuesday’s election. But we’ve learned a lot about how the specific results this week impact the broader picture of Oregon politics.

    • 11 min
    Election night recap

    Election night recap

    Democrats have taken back the state’s second highest office. Portland has a two-term mayor for the first time in a generation. And voters made a huge change in campaign finance laws. On the latest episode of OPB politics now, we break down Tuesday night’s results and what it means for the future of Oregon.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
141 Ratings

141 Ratings

CamianPDX ,

Experienced local reporters

Great podcast, I always appreciate the experience and perspective of all the reporters. My favorite source for local politics. As a newer Oregonian, I love hearing the historical perspective on the various races and positions. Helps me understand Oregon better.

Mdubqb89 ,

Opb or ppb?

Good podcast but 3 stars because the focus is constantly on the “Portland and Southwest Washington” area. I would like to hear more about the REST of Oregon. Is this Oregon public broadcasting or Portland public broadcasting?

PresidioSF ,

More objectivity and respect needed

As a local, listening to the show’s coverage of current protests has been a disappointment. One reporter in particular injects his personal point of view and is openly dismissive and mocking of those who disagree with him.

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