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New Portland Police Chief | Rape Threats On Twitter | Rebroadcast: Tides

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2017

We learn more about the newly named Portland police chief, talk to a woman trying to address a culture of sexual violence on social media, and listen back to our interview with "Tides" author Jonathan White.

Pre-Paid Mail-In Ballots | Palindromes | Tides

OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2017

A Man, A Plan, A Canal: What's a Palindrome? Also today, we learn about the science and mystery of ocean tides. And we hear about a bill that would include pre-paid postage for Oregon's mail-in ballots.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2017

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

REBROADCAST: Simon Winchester On The Pacific

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 21, 2016

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

Simon Winchester On The Pacific Ocean

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2015

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

Toxic Algae Bloom Off Coast Is Vast

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 20, 2015

Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have surveyed a toxic algae bloom off the West Coast and have found it to be larger, deeper and more dense than previously imagined.

Oregon Scientists Lead Underwater Research

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2015

Scientists from Oregon State University are part of the Ocean Observatories Initiative, which will begin making underwater research data open to the public in June.

Oregon Scientist Studies Generations Of Whales

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2015

Bruce Mate has been studying whales for close to four decades and recently tracked the longest mammal migration on record.

Environmental Update On Cormorants And Starfish

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2014

MONDAY: Members of our EarthFix team will give us an update on the disease affecting sea stars in the Pacific ocean and a plan to kill thousands of birds preying on endangered salmon.

Sea Star Disease Hits Hard On Oregon Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2014

FRIDAY: The disease has ravaged the Oregon coast over the past two weeks, afflicting 30 - 50 percent of one species of sea stars — a crucial predator in coastal ecosystems.

Why Are Thousands Of Starfish Dying?

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 3, 2014

MONDAY: The mysterious disease that affects these iconic sea creatures has been dubbed "sea star wasting syndrome."

Climate Change's Effect On Marine Life

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2013

Climate change is already effecting terrestrial life, but its effect on marine life is happening even quicker.

Ocean Acidification Creates Problems For Shellfish Farms

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2012

Ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on Northwest shellfish farms.

Oregon's Cash Crab Crop

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2011

Oregon's biggest seafood cash crop brought in $49 million for crabbers, making this season the second most profitable Dungeness crab haul in industry history.

Eruption Predicted!

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2011

A geologist at Oregon State University said the Axial Seamount underwater volcano would erupt before 2014. And it totally did!

Big Fears About Microplastics

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2011

What are tiny piece of plastic in the ocean doing to the marine life... and to us?

Algae and Seabirds

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 27, 2009

What should be done to help birds affected by a slimy foam off the coast of Oregon and Washington?

Rebroadcast: Stranded

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2009

Rebroadcast: What do finds on our beaches tell us about the rest of the world?

Jane Lubchenco and Richard Alley

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2009

Jane Lubchenco talks about her new role as the head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Coastal Exercises

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2009

Should the Navy expand its training exercises off the Oregon coast?