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Forest Ecosystems | 'Class Of 2025' | Amazon Headquarters | Seattle Mayor

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 13, 2017

We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

Remembering Sam Blackman | Vietnam War Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2017

We discuss the sudden death of Portland tech entrepreneur Sam Blackman, and documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their 10-part series about the Vietnam War.

Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2017

A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.

News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2017

Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.

5 Ways Cars May Radically Change Cities In The Future

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.

The Slants Case Goes To Washington | Oregon's CIO | Wyden On Trump

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 18, 2017

Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.

News Roundtable: Feb. 19, 2016 | Hemp Bill | Young Jazz Composers

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 19, 2016

We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 3, 2015

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2015

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Earthquakes Off The Oregon Coast

OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2015

Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.

Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2015

MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Washington Researcher Is Developing Breath Test For Pot

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2014

FRIDAY: A research team at Washington State University is working on a device that would measure THC in someone's breath, similar to existing alcohol breathalyser tests. 

New App Aims To Help Black Drivers Know Their Rights

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2014

MONDAY: The "Driving While Black" app seeks to assist African-American drivers when they're pulled over. 

Our Computers, Ourselves: Technology and Wilderness

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2014

THURSDAY: In the third installment of our tech series, we'll ask if the capacity to access the internet almost anywhere diminishes our ability to enjoy wilderness.

Our Computers, Ourselves: Mapping

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2014

FRIDAY: In the second part of our tech series, we'll discuss how the ubiquity of GPS and Google maps has shaped our knowledge and sense of our surroundings.

Annual TechfestNW Celebrates Innovation

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 15, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll discuss the future of technology on day one of a two-day festival celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship in Portland.

Why Hasn't Uber Come To Portland?

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2014

MONDAY: We'll look into why Uber's car-sharing service is available in more than 100 cities across the world -- but not in Portland.

Are Smart Phones Changing Professional Photography?

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2014

THURSDAY: Corvallis-based professional photographer Kat Sloma recently ditched her traditional camera in favor of an iPhone.