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Migrant College Program | Bridging The Budget Gap | Sandy Hook Parents

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2017

Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, share their story. Also, a college program for migrant farm workers in Eastern Oregon, and a new report suggesting ways to bridge the state's budget gap.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Blueberries Are Big | PPS Civil Rights Complaint | RNC Preview

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2016

The Oregon blueberry harvest this year may be record-breaking. Also, a Portland Public School Board member has accused the district of bias, and we preview the Republican National Convention starting next week.

Klamath Basin Water Agreement Could Fall Apart

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2015

If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.

Josephine County GMO Ban Takes Effect — Kind Of

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 4, 2015

Earlier this year, voters rejected a public safety levy that would increase funding for the cash-strapped Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Without those resources, the ban lacks any kind of enforcement teeth.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2015

The  Oregon State Fair runs through Labor Day, September 7.  We broadcast live on the first day of the fair and talked to all kinds of participants — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

Reseeding Grassland With The Help Of Pasta Machines

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

Researchers in Eastern Oregon have come up with a way to create a kind of pasta seed pillow that may significantly boost the native species critical to the region's desert habitats.

Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2015

Washington Governor Jay Inslee declared a statewide drought emergency in May. We discuss what that means for the state's residents and wildlife.

Klamath Farmers Brace For A Dry Season

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2015

Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.

Are Financial Burdens Hindering Future Farmers?

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2015

MONDAY: Financing farmland in Oregon can be a very tricky affair.

Farming Internships Are Creating The Next Generation Of Farmers

OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2015

WEDNESDAY: With the average age of farmers nearing 60, farming internships are aiming to revitalize the industry with a younger generation.

Hazelnut Industry Squeezed By Hanjin Departure

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: The departure of shipping company Hanjin from the Port of Portland could be devastating for hazelnut producers and processors.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

The Streets of Manhattan Once Flowed With Pigs

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2014

THURSDAY: Almost 200 years ago, the burgeoning city of Manhattan faced a crisis between growing urban development and lingering pastoral interests.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

OSU Houses Oregon Hops And Brewing Archive

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive is the first archive in the country to document the history of beer.

Oregon Faces A Continued Dry Spell In 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: It's been a particularly dry winter for Oregon. Businesses from agriculture to recreation are feeling the repercussions of the dry spell.

Growing Industrial Hemp in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2013

TUESDAY: A new state advisory committee means industrial help could be planted in Oregon as early as next spring.

Washington Votes On Whether To Label Genetically Engineered Food

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2013

TUESDAY: Washington voters will decide in November whether foods with genetically engineered ingredients have to be labeled.

Pendleton Courting Drone Industry

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 17, 2013

The eastern Oregon city wants to attract unmanned aircraft companies as a way to spur the local economy.