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Final Superfund Cleanup Plan | Death Penalty: Investigator | Urban Hawks

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2017

The final Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup has been released. Also, we'll continue our death penalty series, and we'll learn about using hawks to get rid of urban crows.

Willamette River Cleanup Plan | On The Road: US Route 395

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2016

We learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft clean-up plan for the Willamette River Superfund site. And we take you on a radio road trip down route 395 from Pendleton to John Day.

Between A Dock And A Hard Place Again

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2015

Many liveaboard boaters who make their homes on the lower Willamette River are knowingly breaking a state law. They argue the law needs to change.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2015

The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.

Between A Dock And A Hard Place

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 29, 2015

Many liveaboard boaters who make their homes on the lower Willamette River are knowingly breaking a state law. They argue the law needs to change.

Who's On Algae Duty?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 11, 2015

Blue-green algae blooms are a growing problem on the Willamette River - but who's in charge of keeping them under control?

Designing Willamette Falls Riverwalk

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2015

A design team including three different firms will work together to create a public walkway for a place with special significance in Oregon's history.

Geese Create Poop Problem For Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2014

MONDAY: Two groups have partnered in a pilot project to deal with goose droppings in public parks.

Dean Hall Swims The Willamette

OPB | Broadcast: June 25, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A Gresham man battling cancer is swimming the entire length of the Willamette river.

Swimming in the Willamette

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2012

The sun has been out and the summer heat is rising, but are people using the Willamette River to keep cool?  

Willamette River Superfund Site

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2012

We'll find out where we are in the process of cleaning up the polluted stretch of the Willamette River that's been designated a Superfund site.

Retangling the Willamette River

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2011

Some environmental advocates think we should reconnect parts of the Willamette River with its traditional floodplains. How would this change the river as we know it?

Zebra Mussels Found

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2011

Non-native zebra mussels have arrived in Oregon. Now what?

Rebroadcast: Guiding the Willamette

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2009

Rebroadcast: How do you experience the Willamette River?

Guiding the Willamette

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2009

What do you get from the Willamette river?

The Art of Hard Times

OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2009

How are the arts responding to the recession?

Are You Gonna Swim In That?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2008

Just how safe is the Willamette?

Is Stumptown a Dumptown?

OPB | Broadcast: May 5, 2008

How did Portland get labeled the third most toxic city in the nation?