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Eastern Oregon Film Fest | Home Rule Charter | Art Restoration

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2017

The Eastern Oregon Film Festival kicks off this weekend. Douglas County is considering dramatic changes to its county government. And a PSU chemistry professor is innovating art restoration.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2016

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

Rep. Greg Walden | The NW View From D.C.

OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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.

'Eastern Promise' Offers Pathway To College

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2015

A program in eastern Oregon offers high school students a chance to earn college credits, and educators in other parts of the state are attempting to replicate the program.

A Community Radio Station for Pendleton

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2015

Gary Betts has been working almost a decade to start a community radio station in the Pendleton area. Now it's finally on the air. He tells us about the new airwaves hitting the Blue Mountain region of Eastern Oregon.

Onion Rings Could Help To Revive Ontario's Economy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Ontario, one of the most economically depressed cities in Oregon, is seeing jobs come back into town through the onion industry.

Oregon Man To Cross The Country On Horseback

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 17, 2013

TUESDAY: Sam Hopkins-Hubbard is taking a leave from his job as city councilor in Milton-Freewater to get himself — and his horses — prepared to ride across America.

FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2013

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed new safety rules that would, among other things, regulate irrigation water standards for crops.

Our Town Eastern Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2012

As our Our Town tour of Oregon continues we head east to Monument, Baker City and Ontario.

Coming Out in Rural Regions

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2012

We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.

Our Town: Lakeview

OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2012

The next stop in our Our Town series is Lakeview, OR.

Closing Forest Roads

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2012

A new forest management plan would restrict access to thousands of miles of roads and trails in the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Our Town: Monument

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2012

In the next installment of the "Our Town" series, we'll hear about life in the small southeastern Oregon town of Monument on the John Day River.

Local Law Enforcement

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2011

The city of Elgin is operating without local law enforcement since their chief and one remaining officer resigned. What's next for Elgin?

Wolf Update

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2011

Wolves are back in the news because of livestock deaths and a controversial kill order on the alpha male for one of Oregon's three wolf packs.

Oregon Troops Come Home

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2011

An Oregon National Guard unit returns this month from a one year tour of duty in Iraq. What is it like for them to come back to civilian life?

Police in Elgin

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2011

Earlier this month a man was fatally shot by a police officer in Elgin. Now some members of the community want to know: do they really need a police department?

Hermiston Tops Pendleton

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2011

Hermiston has earned the distinction of Eastern Oregon's largest city, according to 2010 Census reports. The city beat out Pendleton by 133 people, posing the question, does size matter?