OPB | Sept. 01, 2016
A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.
OPB | June 03, 2016
Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.
OPB | Dec. 02, 2015
If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.
OPB | Oct. 21, 2015
A local conservation non-profit is starting a new project to use big data to save America's rivers.
OPB | Oct. 13, 2015
A look at what water infrastructure can tell us about the survival of coastal communities after what could be the largest natural disaster in American history.
OPB | Aug. 11, 2015
Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide.
OPB | Aug. 05, 2015
Do you water your lawn in the dry summer months? Do your neighbors?
OPB | July 21, 2015
Oregon is one of a few states that allows residential drain water to be re-used for other purposes, but very few permits have been issued.
OPB | July 10, 2015
Whether you're going on a date or headed to the beach with your family, Think Out Loud brings you six conversation starters for this weekend.
OPB | June 30, 2015
The Oregon Water Resources Department is concerned that the groundwater may be too low in parts of Harney County and has stopped issuing permits for new wells.
OPB | April 27, 2015
Aaron Wolf, professor of geography at Oregon State University, won a Heinz award last week for his work as a water resources conflict negotiator.
OPB | April 23, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | March 18, 2015
WEDNESDAY: In the latest installment of our "At Home" series, Lead Watershed Ranger Dan Weidinger and his wife Sacha Snyder talk about living inside the 147-square mile Bull Run Watershed.
OPB | Jan. 30, 2015
FRIDAY: An email mistakenly sent to OPB reveals behind-the-scenes strategizing by developers to avoid committing to affordable housing on Portland's South Waterfront.
OPB | Jan. 29, 2015
THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.
OPB | Jan. 23, 2015
FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.
OPB | Jan. 22, 2015
THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.
OPB | Dec. 19, 2014
WEDNESDAY: We're listening back to a show we did in late October focusing on how Portland's South Waterfront is developing.
OPB | Dec. 02, 2014
TUESDAY: The nonprofit Newport Fishermen's Wives, along with the port and city of Newport and Lincoln County, is suing the U.S. Coast Guard over the possible closure of the Newport Search and Rescue Station.