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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015
Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2015
Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?
OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2015
Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.
OPB | Broadcast: June 1, 2015
Geologists say the recent activity is not usual, and no tsunamis were triggered.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 9, 2015
MONDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2014
MONDAY: The "Driving While Black" app seeks to assist African-American drivers when they're pulled over.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2014
THURSDAY: Corvallis-based professional photographer Kat Sloma recently ditched her traditional camera in favor of an iPhone.