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Author Karen Piper Shines A Light On "The Price Of Thirst"

OPB | Aug. 11, 2015

Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide. 

To Water Or Not To Water?

OPB | Aug. 05, 2015

Do you water your lawn in the dry summer months? Do your neighbors?

Few Graywater Permits Issued Despite Drought

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.

6 Conversation Starters For This Weekend

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.

No New Wells In Harney County

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.

OSU Water Conflict Negotiator Wins Prize

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.

News Roundtable: April 23, 2015

OPB | April 23, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

At Home In The Bull Run Watershed

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.

Email Reveals More About Affordable Housing Conflict

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.

Application Brings Nestlé One Step Closer To Oregon

OPB | Jan. 29, 2015

THURSDAY: Nestlé has cleared one more hurdle in its effort to open a water bottling plant in Cascade Locks.

A New Source Of Hydropower: City Water Pipes

OPB | Jan. 23, 2015

FRIDAY: A Portland startup is generating renewable power with small hydroelectric turbines inside the city water system.

How Much Affordable Housing Will Portland's South Waterfront Include?

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015

THURSDAY: The Oregonian's Brad Schmidt fills us in on the latest on affordable developments in the South Waterfront neighborhood.

Rebroadcast: The Past Present And Future Of The South Waterfront

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.

The Fate Of The Newport Air Station

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.

Searching For The Sound Of Celilo Falls

OPB | Nov. 12, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A new project tries to capture the sound of the iconic Celilo Falls.

BPA Moving Forward After Hiring Scandal

OPB | Oct. 31, 2014

FRIDAY: The Bonneville Power Administration is looking towards the future after a hiring scandal that went public a year ago.

The Past, Present And Future Of The South Waterfront District

OPB | Oct. 27, 2014

MONDAY: We'll discuss the rapid rise of the South Waterfront neighborhood and what the future might hold for the area.

Dam Settlement Addresses Oil And Other Pollutants

OPB | Aug. 06, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Army Corps of Engineers has settled a lawsuit brought by Columbia Riverkeeper involving oil and other pollutants from dams. The emissions will now fall under the Clean Water Act.

Severe Drought Affects Southeastern Oregon

OPB | July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: As the water supply in the Owyhee Valley dries up, the drought's effects will have repercussions throughout the state.

Preventing Drownings In The Northwest

OPB | July 11, 2014

FRIDAY: After several drownings in the Northwest, we'll talk about why they're happening and what can be done to prevent them.