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A firefighter makes sure his equipment is in good working order on Aug. 25, 2017 after a long day on the lines fighting the Chetco Bar wildfire near Brookings, Oregon.

A firefighter makes sure his equipment is in good working order on Aug. 25, 2017 after a long day on the lines fighting the Chetco Bar wildfire near Brookings, Oregon.

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  • Oregon ranks seventh lowest for adolescents vaccinated, according to the findings of a recently released Center for Disease Control survey. But the state believes the results aren’t altogether accurate. Oregon Health Authority epidemiologist Steve Robison joins us to explain.
  • As wildfires continue to burn thousands of acres across Oregon, we hear from a few people who have been affected by two of the biggest fires. Sean Gallagher is the superintendent of the Brookings-Harbor School District, which has delayed the first day of school due to the Chetco Bar Fire. Curry Coastal Pilot editor in chief Scott Graves has been covering that fire. And public information officer Ronda Scholting recently came to Oregon from Denver to help with communications for the Milli Fire.
  • You can think of Jae Park as Oregon’s answer to Willie Wonka. But instead of making fanciful chocolatey confections, he runs the OSU Surimi School, part of the university’s Seafood Lab in Astoria. Park is devoted to coming up with new and tasty ways to turn processed fish protein — otherwise known as surimi — into everything from noodles and fish cakes to pizza dough. He gives us a tour of his lab.

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