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Christopher Rauschenberg Talks The Changing Field Of Photography

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY:  The co-founder 0f Blue Sky, a gallery in Northwest Portland, talks about the dynamic history of photography and where the medium might be headed.

Environmental Update On Vanishing Starfish And Coal Terminals

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear why starfish are disappearing along North America's Pacific shoreline and the future of coal terminals. 

Could The Pacific Northwest Become a Climate Change Migrant Mecca?

OPB | Aug. 07, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Climate change modeling suggests that the Pacific Northwest could be less affected than the rest of the country.

Oregon Businesses Call For Action On Climate Change

OPB | July 17, 2014

THURSDAY: More than 70 Oregon businesses are calling for the state to take action on climate change.

Northwest Technology Update

OPB | Aug. 13, 2013

Local tech industry insider Rick Turoczy weighs in with the latest news from the Silicon Forest.

Changing the Legacy of the Vista Bridge

OPB | June 18, 2013

City officials and residents are exploring ways to reduce the number of suicides at Portland's Vista Bridge.

Timothy Egan on Edward Curtis

OPB | Oct. 16, 2012

Timothy Egan's new book is about Edward Curtis, the renown photographer of Native American life.

Fires Continue To Rage Through The Northwest

OPB | Sept. 10, 2012

We'll get an update on the fires burning through Oregon and Washington.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 08, 2012

We check in with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Award-Worthy Books

OPB | Oct. 05, 2011

In anticipation of next week's announcement of the National Book Award finalists right here on TOL we want to know from you: what have you read this year that you think is award-worthy.

Patrick deWitt and "The Sisters Brothers"

OPB | Sept. 23, 2011

Local author Patrick deWitt has been short-listed for Britain's prestigious Man Booker Prize. We'll talk to him about his craft.

Vanessa Veselka's "Zazen"

OPB | June 23, 2011

Portland author Vanessa Veselka's debut novel Zazen offers a bleak but not quite hopeless look at a dystopian world eerily similar to our own.

Northwest Passages: Ellen Waterston

OPB | June 02, 2011

Through her life and her writing, Ellen Waterston captures change in Central Oregon.

Northwest Passages: Karl Marlantes

OPB | May 12, 2011

Washington writer Karl Marlantes spent 30 years on his Vietnam war novel, Matterhorn.

Northwest Passages: Susan Mach

OPB | April 29, 2011

Playwright Susan Mach won an Oregon Book Award this week for her story about an 1874 kidnapping, The Lost Boy.

Northwest Passages: Graham Salisbury

OPB | April 29, 2011

In this next installment of Northwest Passages we'll speak with Graham Salisbury, a five time winner of an Oregon Book Award.

Rebroadcast: William Kittredge

OPB | March 24, 2011

A rebroadcast of our conversation with William Kittredge.

Northwest Passages: Chelsea Cain

OPB | March 16, 2011

Commune child turned murder mystery writer Chelsea Cain on TOL.

Northwest Passages: Lynn Schooler

OPB | Feb. 24, 2011

Acclaimed Alaskan writer Lynn Schooler talks about what he's lost and gained in the wilderness.

Northwest Passages: Elyse Fenton

OPB | Jan. 27, 2011

Poet Elyse Fenton is next in our continuing series of conversations with Northwest writers.