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Physics Lessons From The Science Teacher You Wish You'd Had

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.

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Remembering Oregon's Lost Summer Hangouts

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

THURSDAY: We'll hear stories about Oregonians' favorite summertime hangout spots from the past.

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News Roundtable: August 8, 2014

OPB | Aug. 8, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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What's It Like To Be A Wildland Firefighter?

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll hear about the day-to-day life of a wildland firefighter who is battling wildfires this summer.

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News Roundtable: July 31, 2014

OPB | July 31, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Oregon Considers Smoking Ban On Coastal Beaches

OPB | July 30, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about the Oregon Parks Department's proposal to ban smoking on beaches along the coast.

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Why Hasn't Uber Come To Portland?

OPB | July 28, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll look into why Uber's car-sharing service is available in more than 100 cities across the world -- but not in Portland.

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Oregon Sues 5-Hour Energy For False Advertising

OPB | July 22, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Oregon's attorney general filed a lawsuit against 5-hour Energy for making false claims about its product.

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More Food Carts On The Way In Salem And Possibly Vancouver

OPB | July 17, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: We'll learn more about efforts to regulate food carts in Salem and Vancouver, and what that will mean for businesses and consumers.

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Documenting The Dwindling Number Of Lesbian Spaces

OPB | July 16, 2014 12:35 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn about the decline in the number of spaces specifically for lesbians in Portland — and around the country — and different community responses to it.

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Portland Campaign Aims To "Ban The Box"

OPB | July 11, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll talk about a Portland initiative to remove the question about criminal convictions from job and housing applications.

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Oregon State Agencies To Share Data On At-Risk Kids

OPB | July 8, 2014 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll learn more about a new initiative that will pool data among to identify risk factors for kids in Oregon's juvenile justice system.

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Medicare May Penalize Oregon Hospitals For Patient Injuries

OPB | July 2, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll learn more about Medicare's plan to penalize hospitals for high patient injury and infection rates.

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Environmental Update On BNSF Railway Investigation

OPB | July 2, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Members of our EarthFix team tell us about their new investigative report into trains carrying oil through Washington.

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News Roundtable: June 27, 2014

OPB | June 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Washington Gears Up For Marijuana Sales

OPB | June 25, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Washington's first licenses for marijuana stores will be issued on July 7. We'll explore how store owners and growers are getting ready.

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Addressing Growing Poverty In Multnomah County

OPB | June 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A new report shows poverty in Multnomah County is growing. We'll break down the data and talk about how the county can address the issue.

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Can Playing With Barbies Limit Girls' Career Choices?

OPB | June 24, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: We'll explore new research that shows playing with Barbies could affect the jobs girls think they can do in the future.

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Energy-Efficient Affordable Housing Comes To Hillsboro

OPB | June 20, 2014 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: We'll learn about new affordable housing in Hillsboro that could save tenants hundreds of dollars on energy bills.

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Searching For Support For Gay Kids And Their Families

OPB | June 18, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk to a Portland mom who looked for support when her 8-year-old daughter came out as gay — and couldn't find it.