OPB | June 23, 2016
This morning, the Federal Railroad Administration released a report saying that Union Pacific failed to maintain the track at Mosier. We'll also learn about the ethics of self driving cars, a possible ballot initiative in Washington state that would allow guns to be taken from people who might prove to be violent. Also, we'll hear about how the first year of all-day kindergarten affected some kids and teachers in the state.
OPB | June 09, 2016
We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.
OPB | June 06, 2016
The mayor of Mosier fills us in on recovery efforts there, and we learn more about oil train safety issues. Also, we launch a new series of interviews about Oregon's Soviet diaspora.
OPB | Jan. 19, 2016
We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.
OPB | July 30, 2015
Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.
OPB | July 29, 2015
A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.
OPB | July 24, 2015
We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.
OPB | June 22, 2015
We check in with members of our EarthFix team about Google Trekker and one man's effort to get information on oil trains.
OPB | Aug. 11, 2014
MONDAY: We'll talk with EarthFix reporter Cassandra Profita about the return of PCBs, colony collapse disorder, and more.
OPB | July 07, 2014
MONDAY: We'll hear from EarthFix editor Dave Steves and John Horvick of DHM Research about the new environmental poll commissioned by EarthFix.
OPB | May 20, 2014
TUESDAY: We'll round-up some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.
OPB | Jan. 13, 2014
MONDAY: Increasingly, trains are carrying crude oil across the Northwest. After derailments in other places, lawmakers are asking for more information and better safety standards.
OPB | Dec. 24, 2013
TUESDAY: The trucking company hauling massive oil refinery equipment across Eastern Oregon is gearing up for protests along the way.
OPB | Nov. 20, 2013
WEDNESDAY: Members of our Earthfix team update us about oil, logging, a recent climate change poll and more.
OPB | July 29, 2013
The recent approval of Vancouver's oil terminal means the project is one step closer to becoming a reality. However, there are still some barriers that could prevent the project from moving ahead.
OPB | July 10, 2013
The recent oil train disaster in Canada and the latest coal terminal hearings in Oregon have raised new questions for the Pacific Northwest's stake in fossil fuel import and export.
OPB | May 28, 2013
We'll talk with David Steves and Ashley Ahearn, both of EarthFix, about some recent environmental headlines they've been following.
OPB | Nov. 30, 2011
Every week, billions of gallons of oil are transported in Northwest waters, but the agencies regulating that trade have suffered budget cuts. What effect does that have on oil spill preparedness?