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Forest Service Responds | Woody Guthrie In The Pacific Northewest

OPB | Aug. 18, 2016

The US Forest Service responds to our interview with Oregonian reporters about their Canyon Creek fire investigation. And KEXP DJ Greg Vandy about Woody Guthrie's time in our neck of the woods.

Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

Keeping Young People In Klamath Falls | Women Firefighters | Foster Care Shortage

OPB | July 07, 2016

A group of young Klamath Falls residents want to make their community more attractive to their generation. Then we discuss the challenges that face women firefighters. Last, we'll take up the shortages in Oregon's foster care system.

REBROADCAST: At Home With Wildfires

OPB | Dec. 24, 2015

We listen back to one of our favorite interviews from the "At Home" series with Carolyn and Ira Hodge, whose home burned down in the Canyon Creek fire this summer.

At Home With Wildfires

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Carolyn and Ira Hodge, whose home burned down in the Canyon Creek fire a little over a month ago.

Small Newspaper Gains New Role During Wildfire Season

OPB | Sept. 04, 2015

A small newspaper steps up in a big way to help keep local residents in Grant County up to speed on the wildfires.

With The Fire In Your Face

OPB | Sept. 02, 2015

A local commercial photographer describes his first season as a wildland firefighter.

Rebuilding A Forest After The Burn

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

The National Forest Service is already planning restoration projects after fires char Eastern Oregon.

What Happens When Wildfires Return?

OPB | Aug. 24, 2015

The Carlton Complex fire ripped through Okanogan County last year. The same area is currently battling fires again.

News Roundtable: Aug. 21, 2015

OPB | Aug. 21, 2015

It’s time for our news roundtable, where we take a look at some of the biggest stories of the week with a rotating panel of journalists and other news watchers.

Washington Wildfires Prove Deadly

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015

Several of the nation's largest wildfires continue to burn across the region.

Wildfire Update

OPB | Aug. 17, 2015

Several of the nation's largest wildfires continue to burn across the region.

Firefighting Costs Cast Shadow Over Forest Service Budget

OPB | Aug. 10, 2015

As firefighting costs have risen to more than half the Forest Service budget over the last 20 years, we talk to the Pacific Northwest's regional forest manager about what that means for restoration and more.

Environmental Update: Forest Legislation, Forest Fires

OPB | July 13, 2015

Our regular check in with OPB's environmental reporters about a few stories they’ve been following.

6 Conversation Starters For This Weekend

OPB | July 10, 2015

Whether you're going on a date or headed to the beach with your family, Think Out Loud brings you six conversation starters for this weekend.

Happy Valley Creates Amnesty Program to Collect Illegal Fireworks

OPB | July 01, 2015

Happy Valley has a zero-tolerance policy on use and possession of fireworks within city limits, and has created a "no-questions-asked" firework collection program.

Impacts Of Drought In Washington

OPB | June 02, 2015

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

New Approaches To Managing Big, Expensive Wildfires

OPB | May 27, 2015

Many wildfire policy experts say the goal with some wildfires isn't to stop the fire, but to manage the way they burn.

Oregon State Wildfire Insurance In Jeopardy

OPB | March 30, 2015

MONDAY: Oregon legislators worry about how to cover wildfire costs as insurance prices rise.

The Latest Update On Oregon Wildfires

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014

MONDAY: We'll get the latest on the South Fork Complex Fire.