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local | News | OPB News BlogSept. 30, 2014 3 p.m.
Headlines for Tuesday, Sept. 30: The Bend City Council rejected an appeal against the proposed OSU-Cascades campus; the Eugene City Council is considering a tax on the sale of marijuana; Rep. Peter DeFazio and others demand the U.S. Forest Service change commercial photography and filming rules; and more.
local | News | OPB News BlogSept. 24, 2014 3:30 p.m.
Headlines for Wednesday, Sept. 24: The Scoggins Creek wildfire is 100 percent contained, according to officials; the Seaside City Council passed an ordinance that would place a tax on the sale of legal pot; the U.S. Forest Service wants to limit filming and photography in federal wilderness areas; and more.
Three oil trains roll through the city each week en route to a shipping terminal down the Columbia River near Clatskanie, Oregon. If one of them were to derail, Portland firefighters say they’re not equipped for a major spill, fire, or explosion along the lines of last year’s Lac-Megantic explosion in Quebec, Canada. Writing, Photography, and Editing by Alexi Horowitz
What portable classrooms mean for student health and the environment and why school districts keep adding them. Special report by EarthFix and InvestigateWest here: http://earthfix.info/portables/ Produced, written, narrated and edited by Katie Campbell Reported by Katie Campbell, Ashley Ahearn and Tony Schick Photography by Katie Campbell and Aileen Imperial Graphic by Nicole Fischer and Danika Sandoz
What if today's urban landscapes could return to the level of natural efficiency of an evergreen forest? That's what the Seattle-based Bullitt Foundation is attempting to do by creating the world's greenest office building on the edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood overlooking downtown Seattle. It's called the Bullitt Center. The grand opening for the building took place Earth Day, April 22, 2013. Read and see more at http://earthfix.us/bullitt. Written, narrated and edited by Michael Werner Produced by Michael Werner & Katie Campbell Photography by Michael Werner, Katie Campbell & Greg Davis
It only takes a slight temperature uptick to make our waters hospitable to life forms that aren't so hospitable to human health. Algal blooms are on the rise in Northwest waters, posing an increased risk for people who eat shellfish. Produced and written by Katie Campbell and Ashley Ahearn Photography by Katie Campbell Narrated and edited by Katie Campbell Read the Symptoms of Climate Change series: http://www.earthfix.info/symptoms/
At homes and day care centers throughout Central Washington, children play in yards contaminated with lead and arsenic. The state's Department of Ecology knows about this, and has for decades. But many parents and caregivers still do not, despite the risks these chemicals pose specifically to children. Producer: Courtney Flatt Photography: Lena Jackson Editor: Lena Jackson Additional reporting: Tony Schick Additional photography: Periscope Film LLC archive, Washington State Digital Archives, Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, US National Archives and Records Administration, Ben Slate, New York State Museum, US Dept. of Agriculture (Bureau of Entomology
We talk with Atelier 6000’s executive director, Dawn Boone, and Portland Art Museum's curator of Native American Art Deana Dartt and also and PAM's curator of photography, Julia Dolan about the challenges of exhibiting works by photography pioneer Edward Curtis.
Spoiler alert: this week's State of Wonder includes shocking revelation, ticklish truth, and true-to-life stories of art on the make. Shaking Up Shakespeare - 01:44 Oregon Shakespeare Festival commissions modern-English rewrites of all the plays. Log Love - 05:54 Actor Catherine Coulson, beloved of OSF audiences & Twin Peaks fans, died this week at 71. The Confessions of Jessica Jackson Hutchins - 07:27 The Portland visual artist talks about works on view in "Confessions", an unprecedented show spanning Reed College's Cooley Gallery & The Lumber Room. Obscure Terrain - 17:02 Pianist Jennifer Wright has teamed up with the Agnieska Laska Dancers for performances of "Obscure Terrain" this weekend. Laura Heit on OAB Season Premiere - 23:33 A preview: multi-disciplinary artist Laura Heit. Watch for her on the season premiere of Oregon Art Beat. Taking Notes with the St John's Scholar - 24:35 With a Gates Millenial Scholarship and a business degree under his belt, the St. Johns Scholar is firing up a series of live shows. More Bounce To the Ounce - 25:45 It's not the gin & tonics putting the glide in your stride. The secret beneath the floor of McMenamins' Crystal Ballroom is a mechanical dance floor, built to bounce. Exhibiting Edward Curtis - 32:30 A roundtable discussion on the challenges of showing the photographs of Edward Curtis. We're joined by Dawn Boone of Atelier 6000, Portland Art Museum's Curator of Native American Art, Deana Dartt, and by PAM Curator of Photography, Julia Dolan. Toni Morrison At Literary Arts - 41:45 Literary Arts Archive Project brings back a 1992 lecture by Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison. Morrison takes us inside her process for the writing of her Pulitzer-winning 1987 book, "Beloved".
Corvallis-based professional photographer Kat Sloma recently ditched her traditional camera in favor of an iPhone.
The co-founder 0f Blue Sky, a gallery in Northwest Portland, talks about the dynamic history of photography and where the medium might be headed.
Photos from Prison Photography blog editor, Pete Brook.