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Guitarist Stephane Wrembel In Portland

OPB | July 31, 2012

French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel will be playing a sold-out show at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland on July 31st.

Salem-Keizer Surplus

OPB | July 31, 2012

The Salem-Keizer School District has $66 million in surplus bond money.

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Droughts Expected to Worsen in 21st Century

OPB | July 31, 2012

A new study suggests drought patterns will only get worse in the coming century.

Marcy Westerling

OPB | July 30, 2012

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling is taking stock of her life and legacy after a diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer.

Seven Initiatives Qualify for Oregon's Ballot

OPB | July 30, 2012

The Secretary of State has completed verifying signitures for the citizens' initiatives heading to the ballot this November.

Statewide Alzheimer's Plan

OPB | July 30, 2012

The Alzheimer's Association of Oregon will talk about its just released statewide plan for the first time on Think Out Loud.

Culture Club

OPB | July 27, 2012

Our weekly conversation about the most talked about stories of the week.

Lauren Weedman

OPB | July 27, 2012

The creator of Rash and Bust, Lauren Weedman, is in Portland trying to figure out what exactly makes it so weird. 

Cybersecurity Act

OPB | July 27, 2012

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up the Cybersecurity Act soon. What would it do exactly?

Little Century: Central Oregon in 1900

OPB | July 26, 2012

Anna Keesey's debut novel, Little Century, looks at ranching life in Oregon at the beginning of the 20th century.

New Approach to Online Learning

OPB | July 26, 2012

The University of Washington is the latest school to try out a new approach to online learning that could reach thousands of new students.

The 100 Thing Challenge

OPB | July 25, 2012

Dave Bruno got rid of all but 100 of his possessions and inspired minimalists the world over with his book and blog about the 100 Thing Challenge.

Hacking Culture

OPB | July 25, 2012

How is computer hacking affecting security in our personal lives and in the country as a whole? 

Haugen's Challenge to the Governor's Reprieve

OPB | July 25, 2012

Where does Gary Haugen's challenge to the governor's reprieve of his death sentence stand?

Behind the NCAA's Penn State Decision

OPB | July 24, 2012

Oregon State University President Ed Ray will be on to discuss the NCAA sanctions against Penn State as well as some issues affecting higher education here in Oregon.

Oregon's No Child Left Behind Waiver

OPB | July 24, 2012

Oregon has been granted a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. What does this mean for the coming school year? 

Obama in Portland for Fundraiser

OPB | July 24, 2012

President Obama will be in Portland on Tuesday afternoon. What are his plans?

Seniors Affected by Foreclosure

OPB | July 23, 2012

The AARP found that a large number of Americans over 50 are falling victim to the mortgage crisis. 

Deaths at Clark County Jail

OPB | July 23, 2012

Four inmates have died in the Clark County Jail this year, including two suicides that took place in July.

Boil Water Advisory

OPB | July 23, 2012

Why were residents on Portland's west side advised to boil their water on Saturday?

Our Town: Ontario

OPB | July 20, 2012

We're headed to Ontario for the next installment in the Our Town series.

Culture Club

OPB | July 19, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Coyotes in Malheur County

OPB | July 19, 2012

In Malheur County 10,632 coyotes were killed from 1998 to 2008. What effect do coyotes have on livestock and wildlife in the area?

What's Next for the Long Draw Fire?

OPB | July 19, 2012

The Long Draw Fire has been fully contained. What was the extent of its damage, and how will the area begin to recover?

On the Job: Longshoreman

OPB | July 18, 2012

What is it like to work as a longshoreman at the Port of Portland? 

Biking in Non-Urban Areas

OPB | July 18, 2012

How is biking — and building routes for cyclists — different outside the city than within the city?

Oregon Hospital Rankings

OPB | July 18, 2012

Consumer Reports ranked Salem Hospital as the safest in Oregon. What made it stand out? 

Pauls Toutonghi: Into Egypt

OPB | July 17, 2012

In his new novel Evel Knievel Days, Portland writer Pauls Toutonghi maps the physical and emotional distances from Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt.

How We Live: Pocket Neighborhoods

OPB | July 17, 2012

In the next installment of our How We Live series we explore pocket neighborhoods. Do you live in a development where you share common space — and perhaps common beliefs — with your neighbors?

AIDS 2012

OPB | July 16, 2012

AIDS 2012 is the premier international conference for people working in the field of HIV and it's about to take place in the United States for the first time in 20 years.

Environmental Update

OPB | July 16, 2012

The Clean Water Act is 40 years old. We'll find out what impact it has had on the Pacific Northwest.

Culture Club

OPB | July 13, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

The K Records Revolution

OPB | July 13, 2012

How one small Olympia record label changed the world.

New Evidence for Early Prehistoric Oregon Population

OPB | July 13, 2012

Archaeologists at the University of Oregon have discovered new evidence of a prehistoric human population in North America.

A Look Back on the Biscuit Fire

OPB | July 12, 2012

Friday, July 13th will mark the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of Oregon's largest and most expensive wildfire fire in the past century. 

Swimming in the Willamette

OPB | July 12, 2012

The sun has been out and the summer heat is rising, but are people using the Willamette River to keep cool?  

How We Live: Tiny Houses

OPB | July 11, 2012

To launch a new series exploring how — and where — we live, we explore tiny houses.

Talking Business

OPB | July 11, 2012

We check in with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Dear Sugar

OPB | July 10, 2012

Cheryl Strayed joins us to talk about her new collection of columns, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.

Surrogacy

OPB | July 09, 2012

We take a look at the legal and emotional ramifications of having children through a surrogate mother.

The Latest on the Columbia River Crossing

OPB | July 09, 2012

What's the latest in the quest to replace the aging I-5 bridge over the Columbia River?

Culture Club

OPB | July 06, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Olympic, Oregon Athletes

OPB | July 06, 2012

The 2012 Summer Olympics Games are just days away and in track and field alone, 24 names with local ties will go on to compete in London. 

Oregon Ballot Measures

OPB | July 06, 2012

Today's the deadline for initiative sponsors in Oregon to turn in their signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Higgs Boson Particle: Found?

OPB | July 05, 2012

Scientists say they've discovered the Higgs boson. So what does that mean?

The Great Ape Diaries

OPB | July 05, 2012

Will there be any great apes in the wild by the end of this decade?

Fire Chief Erin Janssens

OPB | July 05, 2012

We'll talk with Portland's first female Fire Chief as she wraps up her first month on the job.

Jane Lynch

OPB | July 04, 2012

Jane Lynch, of Glee stardom, came to Portland and spent an hour talking with Dave and an audience at the Newmark Theater.

Oregon's First Education Officer: Rudy Crew

OPB | July 03, 2012

Rudy Crew's tenure as Oregon's Chief Education Officer began July 1st. What ideas does he have for his job?

Another Take on Having It All

OPB | July 03, 2012

In conversations about women "having it all," the focus is often on moms with high-powered careers. What about women who balance parenting duties with inflexible work schedules?

Amped: A Technological Revolution

OPB | July 02, 2012

What if the development of technology led to a stronger human race?

Student Loan Debt

OPB | July 02, 2012

How are you affected by student loan debt? 

What's Next for Health Care?

OPB | July 02, 2012

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. What's next?