14 episodes

Your weekly Portland OR news pod, shining a spotlight on the vital issues impacting our city, and the journalists who break each story.

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Your weekly Portland OR news pod, shining a spotlight on the vital issues impacting our city, and the journalists who break each story.

    Behind the Wheel

    Behind the Wheel

    Two year's into Ted Wheeler's tenure as Mayor of Portland, Rachel Monahan of the Willamette Week joins us to review his impact to date, including the successes, the prominent challenges, and why at times he's been "marooned," despite a city that's booming around him. We also look forward to see what the second half of his term may hold for the city across homelessness, police relations, City Council, and beyond.

    • 55 min
    Poll Position

    Poll Position

    So now what? In our first roundtable, we host OPB's Dirk VanderHart, Willamette Week's Rachel Monahan, and the Portland Mercury's Alex Zielinski to break down the mid-term election results at the city and state levels. The rich discussion covers the key races and measures, but especially seeks to answer: What do these results actually mean for the people of Portland?

    • 52 min
    From the Rooftop

    From the Rooftop

    This week we dive deep into the Mayor's new ordinance that potentially breaks with the First Amendment in restricting the right to assemble and protest within city limits. We also review the Mayor's highly controversial reveal - employed to help justify the ordinance: that prior to the August 4th Patriot Prayer protest, police discovered members of the far right group on a rooftop with a cache of firearms in close proximity to the start of the rally. The Portland Mercury's Alex Zielinski is here to walk us through it step by step.

    • 50 min
    The Green Thumb

    The Green Thumb

    This week we dive deep with OPB's Ericka Cruz Guevarra to discuss the upcoming November ballot measure to tax big retailers operating in Portland in order to finance our city's ambitious clean energy goals. Get up to speed here on Portland Clean Energy Measure 26-201, before you cast your vote!

    • 37 min
    Oversight

    Oversight

    What happened to a $9,000 check from a local non-profit's 2017 expenses? A small question but of real consequence in the election for Portland City Commissioner. OPB's Amelia Templeton first broke the story and we dive deep on her investigation.

    • 48 min
    Endorse Here

    Endorse Here

    This week we're joined by Rachel Monahan of the Willamette Week to dive deep into the latest developments in the runoff election for City Commissioner between Jo-Ann Hardesty and Loretta Smith, including a highly unusual endorsement with potentially significant implications. The election will take place on November 6th and we’ll have coverage carrying you all the way to election day: who are these candidates, what do they believe in, what are their tangible actionable visions and plans for this city?

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

darkknightjpw ,

Poll positions

I enjoyed your insite about the toiling of our already paid for hiways. When will enough be enough.?

99865336 ,

Awful, boring, unprepared

Waste of time, everyone seems stoned and highly unprepared for any meaningful conversation. Move on.

paulm52 ,

Great Local Perspective

I don’t listen to podcasts, but Matt’s creation has caught my “ear”. It is thoughtful, thorough, and a compelling look at local issues, with national implications. The news authors are bright, interesting, and bring a “deep dive” into the issues. Matt asks the kind of questions that require serious answers, and with a sense of humor. Extremely well done.

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