OPB | Broadcast: March 20, 2017
Should Sudafed be available without a prescription again? What can states do to limit oil spills from trains? Also, we talk to Matt Witt about his parents' end of life experiences, Oregon's Death With Dignity law, and Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: June 9, 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 | Broadcast: June 6, 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 | Broadcast: July 24, 2015
We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: May 20, 2014
TUESDAY: We'll round-up some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.
OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: 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 | Broadcast: April 5, 2013
An investigation by EarthFix reporter Bonnie Stewart shows it would take a lot to get Northwest railways ready for more coal trains.