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Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center


Software to build this $50 hand on a 3-D printer are available from the nonprofit Enabling The Future.

Software to build this $50 hand on a 3-D printer are available from the nonprofit Enabling The Future.

Courtesy of Dr. Albert Chi

 

 

  • Portland Mercury reporter Doug Brown brings us the bizarre story of a lengthy undercover investigation that lead to the arrest of a Portland man who trafficked in rare carnivorous plants.

 

 

  • Traditional prosthetic limbs can cost up to $100,000 — but OHSU has provided 6-year-old Astoria boy Jude Rochon with a new prosthetic hand for free, thanks to 3-D printing technology. Dr. Albert Chi, an OHSU trauma surgeon and a leading expert on prosthetics, joins us to talk about working with Jude, and developments in low-cost, low-tech prosthetics.

 

 

  • A recent fire at the Clackamas Service Center, a southeast Portland homeless service provider and day center, has forced its temporary closure. Executive director Debra Mason joins us to talk about the center’s work and the fire’s impact.

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