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News Roundtable: July 24, 2014

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

How We Became Bicoastal

THURSDAY: We listen back to Dave's interview with Peter Stark about the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.

Photo: Crystal Street

Archaeologist Uncovers Part Of Oregon History

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

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.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB | July 23, 2014 12:25 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Conflicting Court Rulings On Federal Health Care Subsidies

OPB | July 23, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Two appeals courts were divided on the issue of whether states that had not set up their own health care exchanges can receive federal subsidies.

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.

The Oregon Children's Theater Explores Bullying

OPB | July 22, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.

Responses to Gang Violence

OPB | July 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We start our occasional series profiling different responses to gang violence around the state with a look at a faith-based mentorship program called 11:45.

"Bullycide," Honoring Bullied Gay Teens, Gets Northwest Premiere

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: David Del Tredici's piano sextet Bullycide, which honors young gay men who have taken their own lives, will get its Northwest premiere in Portland at the Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

Former Governor Vic Atiyeh Dies at 91

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

MONDAY: Vic Atiyeh, the last Republican governor of Oregon, has passed away at age 91.

Pikas In The Gorge Help Scientists Study Climate Change

OPB | July 18, 2014 12:50 p.m.

FRIDAY: These rabbit-related animals are an indicator species and a recent study of pikas in the Columbia River Gorge could help track climate change in the region.

Why Is David Wu Still On Capitol Hill?

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

FRIDAY: According to BuzzFeed, former Oregon Congressman David Wu is still spotted regularly in Washington three years after he resigned in disgrace.

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