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Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | June 22, 2015

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

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.

The Many Uses Of The Clackamas River

OPB | Aug. 13, 2013

The Clackamas River may not be as recognizable as the Deschutes, the Willamette, or the Columbia, but it's just as essential to Oregonians.

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.