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Washington State Politics | Chef Vitaly Paley | Klamath River Dams

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016

What's on the ballot in Washington? What is one of Portland's most well known chefs serving up in his new restaurant? And will four dams along the Klamath River soon be coming down?

Google Science Fair Winner | Comedian Bri Pruett | Japan Loves Portland

OPB | Oct. 10, 2016

We hear from an Oregonian who is this year's youngest Google Science Fair winner and a Portland comedian whose solo show draws on her dating life. And we explore Japan's love for all things Portland.

News Roundtable | Sandwich Invitational

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016

We cover some of the biggest stories of the week on our news roundtable, and we hear from competitors at the Sandwich Invitational at Feast Portland.

The Importance Of Flavor

OPB | Nov. 26, 2015

Mark Schatzker's new book, "The Dorito Effect," explores the science of flavor.

Collecting Oral Histories Of Food

OPB | Nov. 06, 2015

The makers of a storytelling project have built "pop-up story booths" in order to collect oral histories of people in the Latino community, with a special emphasis on food.

Yes, Portland Is Indeed A Foodie City

OPB | Oct. 23, 2015

A new report from PSU finds that the food industry provides over 11 percent of the jobs in the region and adds over $6 billion in profits to the local economy.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

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.