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News Roundtable | Levees | Tattoo Removal

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2017

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.

Drought And Floods Threaten Oregon

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. 

New Flood Insurance Maps Impact Northwest Residents

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 23, 2013

WEDNESDAY: Residents in Oregon and Washington have had mixed reactions to new flood plain maps that could dramatically change their flood insurance rates.

A Geologist Investigates Noah's Flood

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2012

David Montgomery's new book examines the story of how geology and religion parted ways.

Rebuilding Vernonia's School

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2012

The city of Vernonia has completely rebuilt its schools after a 2007 flood wreaked havoc on the district.

Flooding in Western Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2012

Western Oregon felt cold temperatures and got some snow earlier this week, and now is facing heavy rain and flooding.

Rising Rivers

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2011

Unless you work on the water, it's easy to ignore gradual changes in river levels. But as several rivers in Oregon approach and exceed flood stage, some people are starting to take notice.

Is Oregon Prepared?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2008

Looking back at disasters in Oregon's past as well as preparing for the future.