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25 Million Years Before Humans, Lemurs Roamed Oregon

OPB | Sept. 03, 2015

Scientists at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument say they've confirmed that 29 million years ago, Oregon was home to a small lemur-like animal.

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Damien Rice Releases 'Hypnosis' Video From 'The Prophet'

NPR | Sept. 03, 2015

Intricate animation suits this song, which uplifts, encourages, chastises and mourns.

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Arts | Books

A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 4:04 p.m.

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a compelling plot. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.


Trouble Sleeping? A Composer Wants To Help

NPR | Sept. 3, 2015 10:33 a.m.

If counting sheep isn't working, a British composer's latest piece, Sleep, might.

Arts | local | NW Life

A Painter's Take On Change In China

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 6 a.m.

Rachel Davis, mother of two girls adopted from China, on her family's story and seismic social change.

Health | Science | Nation

As More Adults Pedal, Injuries And Deaths Spike, Too

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 5:09 a.m.

Hospital admissions caused by bike injuries have more than doubled in the past 15 years across the country. One doctor thinks the "Lance Armstrong effect" could be a reason for the jump.

Business | Nation | Economy

Boosting Paid Leave Often About Getting Workers To Stay

NPR | Sept. 1, 2015 5:44 a.m.

Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.

local | Environment | News

After Denali, Should Oregon Change Mount Hood's Name?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 2:57 p.m.

Think Out Loud considers the idea of renaming Oregon's Mount Hood after Mount McKinley was renamed its traditional name, Denali.

Food | Arts | Science

Are Women Better Tasters Than Men?

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 2:10 p.m.

Many in the wine and beer industry claim women have a keener sense of smell, and thus taste, than do men. Sensory scientists who've tackled this question say there's something to this.

News | local

East Oregon Cities Rebrand Small-Town Life

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Portland

Pendleton and Hermiston are trying on new brands in an effort to lure fresh faces.

Arts | Entertainment | Science | Nation

How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' Can Change Your Brain

NPR | Aug. 31, 2015 9:02 a.m.

Go ahead, use this article to justify binge-watching Orange Is The New Black all weekend.

Entertainment | Music

Small Batch: The VMAs, From Speeches To Singing To Squads

NPR | Sept. 2, 2015 3:23 p.m.

Even if you didn't watch Sunday night's telecast — especially if you didn't watch — we've got good conversation about Kanye's speech, Miley's hosting, and even who won the awards at the awards show.

local | NW Life

Oregon Historical Photo: The Amusement Trail At The Lewis And Clark Exposition

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 midnight | Portland

The Lewis and Clark Exposition in 1905 brought countless visitors to Portland to marvel at the wonders of the fair. Portland, wanting to be viewed as a safe city, took precautions to protect the perceived vulnerable female population.

Arts | History | local

Spirit Of Harney County's Past Survives Through Audio

OPB | Aug. 30, 2015 midnight | Burns, Oregon

Here in the heart of Eastern Oregon's sagebrush country lies an unusual resource: The oral histories of hundreds of Harney County's early residents.

News | local

Portlanders Brunch With Purpose During 1st Black Restaurant Days

OPB | Aug. 30, 2015 noon | Portland

Any weekend in Portland is a time to grab brunch, but this Saturday and Sunday, people made it a point to brunch, lunch and dine at dozens of black-owned establishments as part of the city's inaugural Support Black Restaurants Day.

Recycled Wastewater Provides Blank Canvas For Craft Brewers

OPB | Aug. 29, 2015 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Ever wanted to drink a beer that used to be part wastewater? You may get that chance soon.

Arts | Books | local | NW Life

You Can Judge Book Publisher Tin House By Its Covers

OPB | Aug. 29, 2015 11:45 a.m. | Portland

The Portland press makes covers with polished, handmade flair in place of fancy foils and embossing.

Music | Sessions

Husky: Warm Folk-Rock From Down Under

opbmusic | Aug. 28, 2015 11:18 a.m.

Melbourne, Australia band Husky plays from their album Rucker's Hill in our studio.

Food | Arts | Business | Nation

How Brewers Are Churning Out Inexpensive Tangy Sours

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015 4:03 a.m.

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

Entertainment | Education | NW Life

Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

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Reset Time: Arts, Business Interface In Metro Portland

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

The demise of Business for Culture and Arts presents an opportunity for new ideas.

Five 'Scary' Experiments That Did Not Destroy The World

NPR | Aug. 26, 2015 6:34 p.m.

Humans toy dangerously with things we barely understand — and the consequences could be cataclysmic — but astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says these five experiments shouldn't have driven such fear.

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A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.

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