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Cascade Locks Bottling Update | Homework Or No Homework | PETA's Ingrid Newkirk

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2016

We talk to an elementary school principal who has changed the school policy on homework. And we hear from the co-founder of PETA.

When Wild Animals Come To The City

OPB | Broadcast: June 13, 2014

FRIDAY: After a bear was removed from a tree in NE Portland this week, we wanted to know what kinds of policies are in place to deal with wildlife in urban areas.

Oregon Appeals Court Ruling Addresses Warrantless Search Of Animals

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: The court reversed a misdemeanor conviction for animal neglect, throwing out evidence from a veterinarian who tested a dog without a warrant.

OHSU Explains 10 Accidental Primate Deaths

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health and Science University is taking heat from a national animal rights group for four incidents that resulted in the deaths of research primates.

Should Animals Have Legal Personhood?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2013

WEDNESDAY: An animal rights group has filed a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of a chimpanzee named Tommy, in an effort to take him from his owners and have him put in a sanctuary.

Jane Goodall

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2011

The primatologist and activist Jane Goodall joins us to talk about chimps, humans, war and peace.

Knowing Your Meat

OPB | Broadcast: May 10, 2011

Local restaurateur and chef Naomi Pomeroy would like to know where the meat she serves at her restaurant Beast comes from. Does that matter to you?

Legislating Wolves

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2011

Oregon ranchers want to see changes to state laws that protect wolves.

Northwest Passages: Diane Hammond

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2010

Oregon author Diane Hammond on her life and novels.

Algae and Seabirds

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2009

What should be done to help birds affected by a slimy foam off the coast of Oregon and Washington?


OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2009

From rabbits to receipts, why do people hoard things?