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News Roundtable | Volcano Summit | Eclipse: Suttle Lodge

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2017

We talk about some of the big stories in this week's news, get an earful about volcanology, and check in with OPB arts show "State of Wonder" on the eclipse road trip they're wrapping up soon.

'State Of Wonder' Newport | Drawing And Journalism | Diamonds

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2017

OPB's "State of Wonder" kicks off its pre-eclipse Oregon road trip. An artist and former journalist tells us about teaching other journalists how to draw. Also, we learn about lab-grown diamonds.

News Roundtable | Obesity And Prejudice | Teen Pregnancy Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2017

Heavy Asian-Americans are more likely to be perceived as "American." Also, what was being taught in a teen pregnancy prevention program whose federal funding has been cut? And the news of the week.

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.

Portland Mayor | Cooling Shelter | Talking Business | Earhart Archeologist

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 1, 2017

We discuss Portland policing, responses to the heat wave, the latest business news, and the northwest connection to the search for Amelia Earhart.

Klamath Basin Wildlife Refuge | Vineyard Mobile Healthcare | 'Exceptional' Longevity

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2017

EarthFix's Jes Burns fills us in on wildlife competing for water and resources in the Klamath basin. Then we learn about an effort to get health care to migrant workers. And an OSU researcher talks "exceptional" longevity.

5 Things We Learned About The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | July 19, 2017

Author David Baron wrote "American Eclipse," a book about the eclipse of 1878. He explains how the celestial event gave American scientists a chance to prove themselves on the world stage. 

'American Eclipse': Journalist David Baron On The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2017

Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017

Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.

Digestable Battery | Vancouver Mural | A Craft Brewing Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2016

Oregon's microbrewing economy faces a new hurdle; an Oregon student won a scholarship for inventing a digestible battery; and Vancouver High School students recently painted a mural on police headquarters.

PCC President | Climate Change And Marijuana Under Trump | Whale Poop

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 21, 2016

We meet the new president of Portland Community College, discuss what the Trump administration may mean for climate change and for marijuana laws, and find out what scientists are learning from whale poop.

$500M For UO | Wildfires And Climate Change | American Dream: Naturalized Citizen | Measure 97

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2016

Phil and Penny Knight donate $500 million to the University of Oregon. Climate change is directly tied to wildfires in the West. A naturalized citizen tells us about the American Dream. And we dive deep into Measure 97.

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

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Mars Rover Engineer

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week, and we talk to a NASA engineer about the Mars missions.

Olympics In Oregon | Quince and Croquet | A Sixth Sense: Starchiness

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2016

A campaign to bring the Olympics to Oregon, how quince is like croquet, and a brand new taste.

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.

Altruism | Pidgin Languages | Testing Public Records Law

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2016

We'll hear about a new study trying to get get to the bottom of "true altruism," a new exhibit in Portland about pidgin English and a University of Oregon project using the state's public record law.

Crazy Snake Worm | Tule Lake Pilgrimage

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2016

An entomologist tells us about an invasive species of earthworm. And we hear voices from the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, the biannual gathering remembering the experiences of the Japanese internment camp on the edge of Oregon.

New Blue Pigment | Hiking The Triple Crown | Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2016

We hear about a new blue pigment created at Oregon State University, one man attempting to complete the "Triple Crown of hiking" in one year, and music inspired by Crater Lake.