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Aparna Vidyasagar

Aparna is the Radio News Intern at OPB. She is pursuing a masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Aparna comes from a world of science and has a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Pathology, also from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  

As a journalist, Aparna continues to ask questions and dig for answers but enjoys the fact that she can now share her stories with a broad audience.  Aparna was born in Canada, raised in India and has lived in the United States for over a decade. She enjoys photography and paints on creative impulse. 

She eagerly devours all science writing and is an ardent connoisseur of murder mysteries.

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Recent Articles

local | Health

College Students Face New Rules About Measles Waivers

OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 3:10 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

College students who are not vaccinated against measles now must watch a video as a part of their waiver requirements.


TriMet To Resume Regular Lloyd District Service on Saturday; Delays Friday Evening

OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 2:51 p.m.

TriMet will resume regular Max service in the Lloyd District on Saturday, August 16. Stops between NE 11th Ave. and Holladay St. have been closed all week due to construction.

News | Health

Telemedicine Helps Stroke Patients At A Distance

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:41 p.m. | Portland

This week, the Oregon Stroke-Care Committee convened its second meeting, with the aim of using data from hospitals throughout the state to improve the quality of stroke-care. This could include treating patients using telemedicine.


Keep Safe While Hiking In Wildfire Season

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 12:49 p.m.

How can hikers keep safe during wildfire season?


Oregon Air National Guard Trains With Navy FA-18 Fighters

OPB | Aug. 9, 2014 12:21 p.m. | Portland

Navy F/A 18 Hornets are in Portland for a training mission with the Oregon Air National Guard.

News | local

City of Beaverton Departments To Move Into 'The Round'

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 5:43 p.m. | Portland, Ore

Starting today, many Beaverton City departments move to a new home. City offices are moving to a mixed-use complex known as The Round

News | Sports | local

Portland Police Increase Downtown Security Ahead Of MLS Game

OPB | Aug. 6, 2014 2:01 p.m.

The Portland Police Bureau will be increasing their presence downtown for Wednesday's Major League Soccer All-Star game.

local | Health | News | Nation

FDA Implements New Guidelines For Labeling Gluten-Free Foods

OPB | Aug. 5, 2014 7:27 p.m. | Portland

Starting August 5 of this year,  the FDA will implement new guidelines for labeling packaged foods as gluten-free.

Water | News | local

Willamette Waters Generally Safe For Swimmers

OPB | Aug. 4, 2014 8:03 p.m. | Portland

As temperatures rise this summer, plenty of people are taking a dip in local waters. Drowning is remains a risk. But what about water quality?

Newberg's 99W Drive-In Theater Added To National Register Of Historic Places

OPB | July 31, 2014 8:36 p.m. | Portland, Ore

One of Oregon’s oldest drive-in theaters recently became a national historic site.


Hot Weather Slows Max Trains

OPB | July 30, 2014 6:16 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

With the heat expanding copper wires above and steel rails below, TriMet Max trains slow down for safety.

Health | Environment | local | News

Rabies-Infected Fox Found In Lane County, First In Nearly Sixty Years

OPB | July 29, 2014 4:43 p.m. | Portland

Officials say a fox, found in Lane County, is confirmed to have rabies. They say this is the first report of an infected fox in the area since the sixties.

News | local

Three Of Four Missing Ethiopian Athletes Found Safe In Beaverton

OPB | July 28, 2014 5:39 p.m. | Portland, Ore

Three of the four teenaged Ethiopian athletes missing from Eugene since Saturday have been found, according to police.

Food | Business | local | Economy

Grocers Draw On Data Tracking To Send Personalized Recall Notices

OPB | July 28, 2014 6 a.m.

How do you know if you’ve bought produce that’s been recalled? In the digital age, grocery stores have found creative ways to use reach their customers directly.

Water | News | local

Boaters Warned Of Hazards Posed By Low Water Levels

OPB | July 25, 2014 5:45 p.m. | Portland

The water levels in many Oregon lakes and rivers are getting lower as summer progresses and can be hazardous to boaters.


Clark County Commissioner To Unveil New Columbia River Bridge Plans

OPB | July 24, 2014 6:55 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

Clark County Commissioner David Madore says he will unveil plans for a new toll-free bridge across the Columbia River, connecting Oregon and Washington.

News | local

Unaccompanied Alien Children Find Sponsors In Oregon

OPB | July 23, 2014 6:45 p.m. | Portland

The federal government has faced a surge of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S./Mexico border. Some of them have made their way to Oregon.

local | Air | Health | News

Wildfire Smoke Continues To Hurt Air Quality In South, Central Oregon

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:25 p.m. | Portland, Ore.

Air quality continues to deteriorate in parts of central and southern Oregon as the wildfires blaze.

News | local

18 Workers Treated After Apparent Lead-Acid Exposure In Hillsboro

OPB | July 21, 2014 11:59 a.m. | Portland, Ore.

Employees at a Portland-based electronics company were treated Monday after being exposed to leaking lead-acid battery fumes.

News | Northwest Wildfires

Oregon Rancher Searches For Cattle Lost In Buzzard Complex Wildfire

OPB | July 18, 2014 4:23 p.m.

In Eastern Oregon, ranchers are fighting to protect their animals from the Buzzard Complex Fire, a large range fire burning east of Burns.