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Oregon Umpire Headed To Little League World Series

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

Jamie Sims has been umpiring local Little League games for over a decade. Now, he's headed to the big show in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Aug. 03, 2015

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Seeking Solutions to Oregon's Shipping Crisis

OPB | Aug. 03, 2015

All major container shipping companies have left the Port of Portland. That means imports and exports must now go through other ports. State agencies are hosting workshops to brainstorm new ways to keep trade alive in Oregon.

New Play Looks Back On Portland's Past

OPB | July 31, 2015

A new play from Hand2Mouth Theatre imagines what the characters in the film, My Own Private Idaho, would be doing 25 years later.

Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Oregon's High Hepatitis C Infection Rate And Why It Matters

OPB | July 31, 2015

A recent report by the state's health agency shows that Oregon's rate of hepatitis C is 50 percent higher than the national average. We talk to a public health worker about why it matters and what can be done about it.

Recruiting Workers For The Marijuana Industry

OPB | July 30, 2015

A Northwest company specializes in recruiting qualified people for all kinds of positions in the emerging marijuana industry — from bookkeepers to flavor scientists.

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

Metro Holds Trash Talks

OPB | July 29, 2015

This week and last, the Metro Council met to discuss the future of Portland's food waste.

Mayor Charlie Hales Goes To The Vatican

OPB | July 28, 2015

We talk with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, who just returned a summit with 60 mayors from around the world called by Pope Francis.

Portland's For-Hire Transportation Experiment To Wrap Up Next Month

OPB | July 27, 2015

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

Looking Ahead To Possible SCOTUS Nominees

OPB | July 27, 2015

We take a look at the short lists of possible Supreme Court nominees on both sides of the aisle.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With Author Katherine Boo

OPB | July 22, 2015

We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

What World War III Might Look Like

OPB | July 21, 2015

Defense expert Peter W. Singer imagines what World War III might look like in the new novel Ghost Fleet.

Few Graywater Permits Issued Despite Drought

OPB | July 21, 2015

Oregon is one of a few states that allows residential drain water to be re-used for other purposes, but very few permits have been issued.

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.