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Electric Bikes Grow In Popularity

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Electric bikes are growing in popularity in the United States, and researchers at PSU are trying to find out why.

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U.S. Government Asks For Six Months To Fix No-Fly List

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The federal government is asking for six months to fix the way a traveler on the no-fly list can challenge a ban.

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A Look Into The Role Of Fisheries Observers

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: After a recent assault on a fishery observer, we look into these little-known second crew members on west coast fishing boats.

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Geese Create Poop Problem For Portland

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Two groups have partnered in a pilot project to deal with goose droppings in public parks.

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Reporter Update From Ferguson

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Associated Press reporter Nigel Duara gives us an update on the events in Ferguson, Missouri.

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Examining America's Prisons One Photo At A Time

OPB | Aug. 13, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Portland-based photo blogger, Pete Brook curates photography about American prisons.

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Environmental Update on Chemicals and Colony Collapse Disorder

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita about the return of PCBs, colony collapse disorder, and more.

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Partnership Brings Oregon's Early History To Life

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 12:40 p.m.

THURSDAY: A recent partnership between and the Oregon State Archives brings Oregon's early history to the masses.

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Umatilla Moves Towards Moratorium For Adult Businesses

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: New adult businesses in Umatilla may soon face a 120-day moratorium after the city council's vote Tuesday.

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Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 5, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, talks about some of the business stories on her radar.

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Reclassification Of Adult Care Workers Sparks Concerns

OPB | Aug. 4, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The state's pay cut for some organizations that offer one-to-one support for adults with developmental disabilities has created questions about their viability.

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Environmental Update On Bees And Trees

OPB | July 30, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporters about banning bee-harming pesticides, a new controversial logging method, and more.

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County Vs City Laws

OPB | July 29, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Gun laws and a proposed sick leave ordinance have caused tension between counties and cities in Oregon.

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Archaeologist Uncovers Part Of Oregon History

OPB | July 25, 2014 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll explore some Oregon history with Ashland-based archaeologist, Chelsea Rose.

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Severe Drought Affects Southeastern Oregon

OPB | July 23, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: As the water supply in the Owyhee Valley dries up, the drought's effects will have repercussions throughout the state.

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Are Smart Phones Changing Professional Photography?

OPB | July 17, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: Corvallis-based professional photographer Kat Sloma recently ditched her traditional camera in favor of an iPhone.

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Talking Business

OPB | July 15, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

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Controversy Surrounds Portland Arrival Of Good News Club

OPB | July 14, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: The arrival in Portland of a Christian youth program called the Good News Club has met with opposition.

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Mountain Lions And Cougars And Pumas, Oh My!

OPB | July 10, 2014 12:45 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll find out more about these large cats and why they seem to be showing up more frequently in urban and suburban area.

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Marijuana Retail Stores Open Across Washington

OPB | July 9, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We're live from Vancouver's first recreational marijuana store, Main Street Marijuana, which opens for business today.