OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2016
A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2015
Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide.
OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2015
The Oregon Water Resources Department is concerned that the groundwater may be too low in parts of Harney County and has stopped issuing permits for new wells.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2015
Gov. Kate Brown declared drought in Klamath County earlier this week and farmers are anxious about the low snowpack.
OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2014
WEDNESDAY: As the water supply in the Owyhee Valley dries up, the drought's effects will have repercussions throughout the state.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2014
MONDAY: It may seem counterintuitive, but Oregonians are on the lookout for flooding, even as the Governor declares a drought emergency in four counties.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2012
A new study suggests drought patterns will only get worse in the coming century.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2011
International relief agencies are in the region assisting with food and medical needs. What's the latest on the crisis?
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2011
People are dying in Somalia in the worst drought the Horn of Africa has seen in 60 years. How are Somalis who live in Oregon — and other Oregonians — reacting?