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Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge | Vineyard Mobile Healthcare | 'Exceptional' Longevity

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2017

EarthFix's Jes Burns fills us in on wildlife competing for water and resources in the Klamath basin. Then we learn about an effort to get health care to migrant workers. And an OSU researcher talks "exceptional" longevity.

Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2017

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

"Swap Talk:" A Special Collaboration With KQED At 10 a.m.

OPB | Broadcast: May 12, 2017

“Swap Talk” will air live on OPB and KQED at 10 a.m., providing a chance for Oregon public broadcasting listeners to talk to people in the Bay Area about how the new federal administration is impacting their world.

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.

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.

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.

Oregon's First Tea Crop Goes To Market

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2013

Tea may be about to join coffee, beer, wine and spirits as the Northwest's next homegrown beverage.

Quinoa Might Be A Good Fit For The Willamette Valley

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2013

A test project in the Willamette Valley shows quinoa might work as a new crop in the Northwest.