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William Ruckelshaus Awarded The Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 25, 2015

Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Oregonian Receives Posthumous Presidential Medal Of Freedom

OPB | Nov. 24, 2015

During World War II, lawyer Minoru Yasui challenged the military curfews in place for German nationals, Italian nationals, and anyone with Japanese ancestry.

The History Of The KKK In Oregon

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

After fliers promoting the Ku Klux Klan have been found around Oregon, we take a look at the history of this hate group in the state.

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.

Marie Equi: The Lesbian Anarchist Doctor You Never Heard Of

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015

Marie Equi lived in Portland in the early 1900's as an out lesbian who worked as a doctor, performed abortions, and got involved in labor union movements.

Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.

Lloyd Center Gets Makeover, New Boss

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015

Portland's 55-year-old iconic mall will see massive renovations under the leadership of its new general manager, Bob Dye.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Aug. 28, 2015

The  Oregon State Fair runs through Labor Day, September 7.  We broadcast live on the first day of the fair and talked to all kinds of participants — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

The Road That Built Portland

OPB | Aug. 25, 2015

A road-widening project in Beaverton recently unearthed a big chunk of Portland history.

Beaverton Family Farm Celebrates 150 Years

OPB | July 07, 2015

Mid Valley Farm is celebrating its 150-year anniversary of being a family-owned operation.

Eye Witness Accounts Of Mt. St. Helens Eruption Help Scientists

OPB | May 18, 2015

A geologist spent years interviewing eyewitnesses to learn more about the science of the eruption and has just published the accounts in a new book, "In The Path of Destruction."

Molalla Log House Alters Oregon's Early History

OPB | May 13, 2015

Architectural historians Gregg Olson and Pamela Hayden say this simple wood structure may have been built as early as 1799, predating the oldest of the Lewis & Clark era pioneer buildings.

Abigail Scott Duniway May Represent Oregon In The U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

'Daughters Of Hanford' Explores Little Told Stories

OPB | March 05, 2015

THURSDAY: Richland-based reporter Anna King tells us about her new collaborative series profiling women connected with the history of the Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington.

Tracking Kennewick Man's Ancestry

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015

TUESDAY: Ever since skeletal remains were found in 1996 on the banks of the Columbia river in Kennewick, Washington, the origin and custody of those bones has been in dispute.

Teacher And Writer Asks: Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Walidah Imarisha has been sparking conversations with that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Searching For The Sound Of Celilo Falls

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new project tries to capture the sound of the iconic Celilo Falls.

"Why Aren't There More Black People In Oregon?"

OPB | Sept. 15, 2014

MONDAY: We'll ask writer and activist Walidah Imarisha how she's been answering that question in a presentation she's been making all around Oregon.

Revisiting The Anthology Of American Folk Music

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.

Partnership Brings Oregon's Early History To Life

OPB | Aug. 07, 2014

THURSDAY: A recent partnership between and the Oregon State Archives brings Oregon's early history to the masses.