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Oregon's Farm To School Funding Expanded

OPB | Aug. 06, 2015

The legislature nearly quadrupled the amount of money available for schools to buy locally grown and processed food this year.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

The Unique Challenges Facing Medium-Sized Farms

OPB | May 27, 2015

A new report examines the challenges for "Ag of the Middle" — growers too big to rely solely on CSAs or farmer's markets, but too small to compete with industrial operations.

What's On May Ballots Around Oregon

OPB | May 12, 2015

On May 19, voters will weigh in on school board elections, bond measures, and public safety funding.

A Conversation With 'Pasta By Hand' Author Jenn Louis

OPB | April 16, 2015

Portland chef and author Jenn Louis joins us to discuss her career and book "Pasta By Hand."

United Noshes Dishes Up International Feasts

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: United Noshes is creating delicacies from around the world for Portland diners.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

The Streets of Manhattan Once Flowed With Pigs

OPB | Dec. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: Almost 200 years ago, the burgeoning city of Manhattan faced a crisis between growing urban development and lingering pastoral interests.

Exploring The Urban-Rural Divide Of Childhood Hunger In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 26, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear about how childhood hunger plays out in rural versus urban parts of Oregon.

The Cost Of Food Waste

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: A new EarthFix series focuses on the high price of food waste, and looks into curbside composting programs in the Northwest.

Thirteen Thousand Oregonian Votes That May Not Count

OPB | Nov. 17, 2014

MONDAY: We'll get an update about the the 13 thousand Oregon ballots that were contested because of signature problems, and whether those ballots could impact the outcome of Measure 92.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

More Food Carts On The Way In Salem And Possibly Vancouver

OPB | July 17, 2014

THURSDAY: We'll learn more about efforts to regulate food carts in Salem and Vancouver, and what that will mean for businesses and consumers.

Talking Business

OPB | June 02, 2014

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Safeway And Kroger Won't Sell GE Salmon

OPB | March 07, 2014

FRIDAY: Two of the country's largest grocery chains have joined a long list of stores that won't sell genetically engineered salmon.

Poet Nikki Giovanni On "Chasing Utopia"

OPB | Feb. 21, 2014

FRIDAY: Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni's latest collection, Chasing Utopia, blends poetry and prose to tells stories that are both personal and political.

Study Suggests Some Oregon College Students Are Food Insecure

OPB | Feb. 20, 2014

THURSDAY: A new study suggests that many Western Oregon University students are suffering from a lack of access to an adequate supply of healthy food.

Navigating Nut Allergies In The Classroom

OPB | Jan. 27, 2014

MONDAY: What's the best way to protect kids with severe food allergies while they're in school?

Portland Cuisine To Watch (And Taste) in 2014

OPB | Jan. 08, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Two food critics talk about what they ate last year and what they're looking forward to in 2014.

Lauren Kessler On Turning Time Counterclockwise

OPB | Jan. 02, 2014

THURSDAY: We're replaying an earlier interview with Eugene author Lauren Kessler. Her 2013 book, Counterclockwise, recounts her year of personal research into the world of anti-aging.