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Episodes: July, 2013

July 31, 2013

Our Town: Sauvie Island

The next stop in the Our Town series takes us to the place some people call "Portland's backyard": Sauvie Island.

July 30, 2013

Oregon Vehicle Search Protections Shrink

A case decided this week expands the ability for law enforcement to search vehicles without a warrant.

Independent Theaters: Go Digital or Go Home

We talk with independent movie theater owners about the challenges of converting to digital prints.

Curry County's Manufactured Home Problem

In Curry County, nearly a third of all houses are manufactured homes and of those about a third are prone to major health and safety problems.

July 29, 2013

Environmental Update

The recent approval of Vancouver's oil terminal means the project is one step closer to becoming a reality. However, there are still some barriers that could prevent the project from moving ahead.

Preventing Obesity Among Athletes

We speak to OSU Nutrition Professor Melinda Manore about her research into the suprising rate of obesity among athletes.

Northwest Fire Season Hits Its Stride

The annual fire season intensified over the last week, with a lightning storm setting off blazes in southwest Oregon.

July 26, 2013

Will Matt Bors Be The Last Political Cartoonist?

Matt Bors is the youngest professional political cartoonist in the country, and some say he may be the last. We'll talk with him about the future of the medium.

News Roundtable: July 26, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Young Iraqi Leaders Visit Oregon

A group of Iraqi students are visiting Oregon as part of a U.S. State Department leadership program.

July 25, 2013

Lauren Kessler Fights Aging

Oregon author Lauren Kessler has taken on the world of anti-aging to discover the secret to staying young.

Jeff Cogen Resists Pressure To Resign

Jeff Cogen resists a vote for his resignation, asking for an outside investigation to run its course

July 24, 2013

Public Art Stirs Debate

The most recent sculpture installation on Portland's eastside has fueled the debate surrounding the selection and funding process of public art projects.

Examining The Ethical Implications Of Killing Barred Owls

U.S. Fish and Wildlife just announced it will kill barred owls in four experimental areas in an effort to save spotted owls.

A Rocky Year At The Oregon Department Of Corrections

The Oregon Department of Corrections and the related Oregon Corrections Enterprises have had a rocky year.

July 23, 2013

Engaging A New Segment of Jews In Portland

We look at efforts to engage a new Jewish population in Portland.

Bend Residents Wade Into Mirror Pond Decision

The future of Bend's iconic Mirror Pond is being decided. 

July 22, 2013

Warm Springs Fire Grows

A fire at the Warm Springs Reservation forced an evacuation at Kah-Nee-Ta resort and continues to expand.

Right 2 Dream Too Anxiously Awaits Decision

The final decision regarding the homeless encampment's future has been delayed, further prolonging the uncertainty on all sides of the issue.

Portland's Hipster Housing Bump

A new series of articles from the Office of Economic Analysis digs into Oregon's housing situation

July 19, 2013

Amanda Marshall's Agenda As U.S. Attorney

We'll hear what issues U.S. Attorney Amanda Marshall is tackling as Oregon's chief federal prosecutor.

July 18, 2013

Oregon's Jane Lubchenco Talks NOAA And Stanford

We'll talk with Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco who left NOAA earlier this year. 

News Roundtable: July 18th, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

July 17, 2013

Junction City Gets a Psychiatric Hospital

We discuss the Oregon Legislature's decision to build a psychiatric hospital in Junction City.

Talking Business

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith fills us in on local business news.

Multnomah County Chair Admits To Affair

On Tuesday, Multnomah County Chair Jeff Cogen admitted to having a year-and-a-half long extramarital affair.

Inspector General's Report Blasts Bonneville Power Administration

The Department of Energy's Office of Inspector General released a report that blasts the BPA for hiring practices and retaliating against whistle-blowers. 

July 16, 2013

The Chicken and No Eggs Dilemma

As more and more people raise chickens in their backyards, more and more must decide what to do with eggless hens and unexpected roosters

Governor's CRC Advisor Under Investigation

Patricia McCaig, Governor John Kitzhaber's top advisor on the Columbia River Crossing, is under investigation by the Oregon Government Ethics Commission.

Recommendations For Emergency 911 Operators

A new audit of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communication says 911 operators need more ongoing training. 

Jeff Merkley Reacts To Filibuster Compromise

The U.S. Senate avoided the so-called "nuclear option" of limiting the filibuster. We'll hear what Senator Jeff Merkley thinks of the plan.

July 15, 2013

Project Dayshoot Returns For 30th Anniversary

On July 15, 1983, 92 photographers documented the lives of Oregonians across the state. Thirty years later the project returns.

Tuiton Equity Reaches Universities

A new law now gives some undocumented students living in Oregon in-state tuition at public universities

Local Reaction To The Zimmerman Verdict

We'll check in on local reaction to the acquittal of George Zimmerman in Florida. He had been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter in killing unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin.

July 12, 2013

Self-Expression Shines At The Oregon Country Fair

As the Oregon Country Fair turns 44, we'll explore its unique appeal and how it has changed over the years.

July 11, 2013

What Does Gluten-Free Mean?

We explore "gluten-free" labels and the efforts to standardize the term.

Egypt's Difficult Path To Democracy

Egypt's first democratically elected president was ousted this month. What does that mean for the future of democracy in the country?

News Roundtable: July 11, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

July 10, 2013

Report Shows Graham Was Warned

A report finds Jack Graham knowlingly attempted to misallocate $200,000 in city funds, despite warnings from colleagues.

Environmental Update

The recent oil train disaster in Canada and the latest coal terminal hearings in Oregon have raised new questions for the Pacific Northwest's stake in fossil fuel import and export.

Head of Oregon National Guard Retires

Maj. Gen. Raymond Rees has served in the military for more than five decades, including four terms as Oregon's top guardsman

July 9, 2013

Portland's Influence On Dub Music

Dub — a music genre related to reggae and born in Kingston, Jamaica — has found a home on a Portland record label.

Examining The Rise Of Prescription Painkiller Abuse

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report a dramatic increase in prescription drug overdoses, especially among women.

Oregon's Legislature Finishes Session

The Oregon Legislative Assembly finished its session with a flurry of bills but no big changes to PERS or taxes

July 8, 2013

Seniors Find New Ways To Age In Place

Ninety percent of Americans want to stay in their own homes as they age. We examine what is happening to make that possible.

July 5, 2013

Ashleigh Flynn And "A Million Stars"

In this rebroadcast, Portland musician Ashleigh Flynn tells stories from her own life and memorializes historical women in her new album, A Million Stars.

One More Verselandia!

In this rebroadcast, the five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.

July 4, 2013

Anne McClain Prepares To Go To Space

Anne C. McClain of Spokane, Washington is one of four women chosen for the new class of NASA's space program.

Darrell Grant Explores Oregon History Through Music

Darrell Grant's new composition "The Territory" explores significant events in Oregon History.

July 3, 2013

Culture Club

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

Exploring Food Deserts In East Portland

We'll explore the lack of access to healthy food options in East Portland.

2013 Oregon Legislative Session Nears End

Lawmakers in Salem are pushing to adjourn their session in time for the Fourth of July holiday. They have a clutch of bills to finish before then.

July 2, 2013

Exploring The Implications Of NIH's Chimpanzee Decision

The National Institutes of Health announced it will retire most of the chimpanzees used in research. We'll explore the implications of the decision. 

July 1, 2013

Columbia River Crossing Dies in Olympia

After eight years and $175 million spent on planning, the Columbia River Crossing project has apparently died. 

Washington's Epic Legislative Session Ends

It took two special sessions to reach an 11th hour budget deal in Washington, with both sides giving up many of their previous demands.   

Klamath Water Struggle Gets Hot

The Klamath Tribes exercised their newly won water rights last month, cutting off water to ranchers who are now pushing back.  

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