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On Principle: Artist Analee Fuentes

1711451.jpgOPB continues "On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy," our month-long series from the Oregon Council for the Humanities and independent radio producer David Welch.

Today we meet Analee Fuentes an artist and teacher who lives in Coburg.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Legislative Session Winds Down Amid Chaos

Hillstomp Plays Blues Born of Necessity

Chinese Planners Study Portland's 'Smart Growth'

Posted by Michael Clapp

Finding a New Vocabulary for Forests

0629_trees.jpgIf you're a writer, philosopher, or poet prone to inspiration among ancient trees, the U.S. Forest Service wants you.

The federal agency is searching for deep thinkers to reflect on people's evolving relationship with their public lands.

The environment wars can quickly descend into bewildering mumbo-jumbo, a fog of anadromous, riparian, biennial bureacratese. How about some poetry and prose?

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

House Debates Education Stability Plan

Pesticide Ban Near Salmon Streams Upheld

ODOT Chief Bruce Warner to Lead PDC

Multnomah Deputy to Serve on Terrorism Task Force

Posted by Michael Clapp

On Principle: Rancher Jane O'Keeffe

OPB continues "On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy," our month-long series from the Oregon Council for the Humanities and independent radio producer David Welch.

In today's segment we meet Jane O'Keeffe who lives with her husband and family on a cattle ranch in southeast Oregon.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Oregon House Prepares to Adjourn

Schools Practice Blind Budgeting, Again

Salem Residents Sound Off About Iraq

Vista House Re-Opens

Posted by Michael Clapp

Hanford Tours Resume

0627_tours.jpgOne of the hottest tourist tickets in the northwest this weekend was a bus ride through the Hanford nuclear reservation in south-central Washington.

The public's been kept out since September 11th 2001. Now limited access has resumed.

It's not a typical tourist attraction. Part of it's been torn down, part of it's in mothballs, and part of it's radioactive.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Double-Dipping Not Part of Campaign Finance Bill

Wyden: No Problems at Guantanamo Bay

Dems Want Iraq Withdrawal Plan

Forest Thinning Could Feed Bioenergy

Tre Arrow Extradition Hearing Begins

Chamber Music NW Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Posted by Michael Clapp

On Principle: Attorney Steve Wax

OPB continues "On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy," our month-long series from the Oregon Council for the Humanities and independent radio producer David Welch.

Today's segment features Steve Wax, the Federal Public Defender who was the attorney for Brandon Mayfield, the Oregonian falsely detained for alleged terrorist activities.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Airbus Looks to Increase U.S. Presence

Teachers and Students Study Peace

Civil Unions Bill Goes to Full Senate

Posted by Michael Clapp

Former Dharma Bums Frontman Finds Independence

0622_dharma2.jpgIf you listened to college radio in the early nineties, you know the "Dharma Bums."

The Northwest foursome--led by front man Jeremy Wilson--was expected to be the next "Nirvana" or "Sound Garden" but it didn't quite work out.

In fact, Wilson, fronted two bands that signed contract deals with major record labels during the early 90s; but both labels folded in corporate mergers.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Mayor Potter Shakes Up Portland Bureaus

Proposal Emerges for 60 Cent Cigarette Tax Hike

Cigarette Tax Proposal Too Late in the Game

Kulongoski Wields Golden Hammer

Posted by Michael Clapp

On Principle: Librarian Patricia Welch

1711451.jpgToday, OPB continues "On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy," our month-long series from the Oregon Council for the Humanities and independent radio producer David Welch.

We hear from Patricia Welch of North Portland.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Setback for 51% School Funding Plan

Initiatives May Upend Washington Gas Tax Compromise

The Northwest Forest Plan, A Decade Later

Australia Must Act to Get Patel

Posted by Michael Clapp

'Kennewick' Case Fails to End Battle Over Bones

1023_kman.jpgA debate over human remains in the Pacific Northwest persists.

Native Americans say studying or displaying the bones of their ancestors is disrespectful.

Scientists contend that some older remains are evidence that other cultures inhabited the region.

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Kendra James Shooting Lawsuit Begins

Portland Police Review Division Releases Report

Dueling DEQ Budgets

Beavers Strike Out at College World Series

100th Anniversary of Singing Festival

Posted by Michael Clapp

Kulongoski Calls For Draft Discussion

0616_ted.jpgGovernor Ted Kulongoski increased the urgency of his calls Thursday for a national discussion on a military draft.

His statement comes on the same day congressional representatives introduced a resolution in Congress calling for President Bush to announce an exit strategy from Iraq.

As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, the governor says a discussion on the draft is needed because it's unfair to continually rotate citizen soldiers into combat.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Agencies Appeal Salmon Spill Ruling

Teen Drop-Out Rate on the Rise in Oregon

On Principle: Veteran Carvel Cook

Hanford Workers Speak Out About Safety

More Get Help from Summer Food Programs

Posted by Michael Clapp

Bills Headed for the Parliamentary Graveyard

0602_capitol.jpgOptimistic insiders at the state capitol in Salem expect Oregon lawmakers to adjourn sometime in the next few weeks.

Those on the pessimistic side say it might take longer than that. Either way, the legislature has reached a point where bills of all kinds falling into a parliamentary graveyard.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Judge Rejects Bid to Stop Channel Deepening

Room for Improvement of Warning System

Who Determines When It's Time to Flee?

Making the Case to Save Portland's Air Base

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Demonstrators Prepare for Summer of Logging Protests

Only one logging company cast a bid today for the latest offering in the Biscuit Fire area. The U.S. Forest Service accepted the lone bid for the McGuire Timber Sale in the Siskiyou National Forest.

About a dozen protestors picketed outside where the auction was held and more demonstrators are headed to southern Oregon this summer.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Beavers Fans Psyched About College World Series

Frustration Over New Portland School Proposal

Schools Try Screening Test to Prevent Teen Suicide

On Principle: Bookstore Owner Sylla McClellan

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Cultivating New Farmers

0613_farmer2.jpgThe "buy local" trend has had a tremendous impact on agriculture in the Portland metro area.

Farmers markets are popping up everywhere; more people are buying weekly boxes of organic produce from specialty farms; and chefs are shaping their menus based on ingredients from local fields.

This trend has brought some new faces to agriculture, and it's finally reaching a group with a lifetime of farming expertise.


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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Future of Minnis' Education Stability Plan in Doubt

Rural Organizing Project Begins March

Clarendon Elementary Featured in Writing Film

Commentary: A Parent's Graduation

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De La Salle High School Graduates First Class

0609_delasalle.jpgHigh School seniors across Oregon this week are in the thick of final exams and graduation jitters.

At one North Portland private school, graduation anxiety is something of a novelty, the De La Salle seniors are the very first graduating class.

The Catholic school has had its ups and downs since it first opened with fewer than 80 students.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

Judge Expected to Limit Hydropower Production

Lawmakers Back Off Complete Pseudoephedrine Ban

On Principle: Former Lawmaker Norma Paulus

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Rare Mushrooms Could Counter Bioterrorism

0608_mushrooms.jpgOver the years, you've no doubt heard people make different arguments for protecting the remaining stands of old-growth forest in the Northwest.

Here's a new twist on the subject: saving ancient forests as a matter of national defense.

The connection is a local mushroom that could be useful to counter a bioterrorism attack.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Oregon Celebrates Mark O. Hatfield Day

Embattled PDC Seeks Public Input

Portland Meets First Goal of Kyoto Protocol

Business' Role in Preventing Identity Theft

Posted by Michael Clapp

Key Parts of Chalkboard Plan Tough to Meet

0607_writing.jpgThe education outreach group, Chalkboard Project unveiled recommendations today in hopes of improving K-12 education in Oregon.

Chalkboard addressed 15 areas--12 came with specific recommendations, such as better spending of transportation money and reducing elementary class sizes.

But Chalkboard's executive director, Sue Hildick said they don't have immediate ideas for the three biggest issues.

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Also on Tuesday's Oregon Considered

Senate Committee Passes Civil Unions Bill

Charting an Environmental Course After New Carissa

Ripple Effect of Medical Marijuana Ruling

On Principle: Portland Activist Ben Moorad

Posted by Michael Clapp

Halt on Medical Marijuana Cards

0606_leaf.jpgThe state of Oregon has stopped issuing medical marijuana cards. That decision came after the US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the federal government has the authority to prosecute patients who use pot for medical purposes.

The case came out of California. But it has ramifications for Oregon's medical marijuana program, which has swelled to 10,000 users since it began in 1998.

In a 6-to-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court says federal law clearly makes marijuana illegal and state laws allowing the drug for medicinal purposes don't change that federal policy

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Also on Monday's Oregon Considered

Satellite Students Frustrated with U of O Fees

Judge Upholds Election of Washington Governor

Restoring PT Boat 658

Washington Job Losses to Idaho a Myth?

Posted by Michael Clapp

On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy

0602_oplogo.jpgToday OPB launches a new month-long series: On Principle: Thoughts on American Democracy.

The Oregon Council for the Humanities and independent producer David Welch have been asking Oregonians to think and talk about core principles of American democracy: individual freedom, justice, economic opportunity, equality, and civic engagement.

More than two hundred years ago these ideals were central to the founding of our country. Can they still bind us together as a nation in the twenty-first century? That's precisely the question On Principle hopes to answer.

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Also on Thursday's Oregon Considered

VOICES of Poverty

Democrats Offer K-12 Budget Compromise

Adjusting to Civilian Life

Posted by Michael Clapp

A Multicultural View of Animals

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The different roles that animals play in your life depends not only on your culture but on your particular experience. If you grew up on a farm for example, you probably see a chicken differently than someone who only ever saw poultry shrink-wrapped at the grocery store.

That influence was dramatically illustrated for one Ugandan villager, Asaba Mukobi, when he moved to Oregon. As Kristian Foden-Vencil reports, Mukobi started an award-winning program bringing a multicultural view of animals to African children.

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Also on Wednesday's Oregon Considered

Schools Try Dual-Language Education

Momentum to Ban Hard Tablets Used to Make Meth

Push to Recycle More Computers and Electronics

Measure 37 Fix Stalled

Posted by Michael Clapp