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Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Aug. 03, 2015

University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg. 

New Play Looks Back On Portland's Past

OPB | July 31, 2015

A new play from Hand2Mouth Theatre imagines what the characters in the film, My Own Private Idaho, would be doing 25 years later.

Shell Icebreaker Remains In Portland

OPB | July 30, 2015

Shell's Fennica icebreaker ship has still not been able to depart to the Arctic for oil drilling, after local climate change activists and Greenpeace activists blocked passage at the St. John's bridge.

Recruiting Workers For The Marijuana Industry

OPB | July 30, 2015

A Northwest company specializes in recruiting qualified people for all kinds of positions in the emerging marijuana industry — from bookkeepers to flavor scientists.

Portland Protesters Block Shell Icebreaker At St. John's Bridge

OPB | July 29, 2015

A coalition of climate change activists and Greenpeace are keeping Shell's Icebreaker ship from proceeding to the Arctic.

Should Doctors Be Using Their Smartphones In The Operating Room?

OPB | July 30, 2015

Do smartphones help or hinder healthcare professionals?

Metro Holds Trash Talks

OPB | July 29, 2015

This week and last, the Metro Council met to discuss the future of Portland's food waste.

Portland's For-Hire Transportation Experiment To Wrap Up Next Month

OPB | July 27, 2015

In April, Portland started a four-month pilot program deregulating the taxi industry and allowing ride services Uber and Lyft to operate legally for the first time.

Stacey Addison: To East Timor And Back

OPB | July 23, 2015

Stacey Addison recounts her experience detained in the country of East Timor for six months.

Rebroadcast: Nikki Giovanni

OPB | July 23, 2015

We listen back to our conversation with author Nikki Giovanni about her most recent collection of poems, essays, and stories, Chasing Utopia.

A New Oil Terminal In Vancouver?

OPB | July 24, 2015

We're in Vancouver to explore the proposed Tesoro-Savage oil terminal and the impact of oil trains.

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With Author Katherine Boo

OPB | July 22, 2015

We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

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.

How Does Tuition-Free Community College Work?

OPB | July 16, 2015

The Oregon Legislature passed a bill offering nearly free community college to certain high school graduates. We'll hear how a similar program is working in Tennessee.

Report Shows Some Tobacco Retailers Are Not Following The Law

OPB | July 17, 2015

Multnomah County's report shows tobacco products are easily accessible to youth and more prevalent in neighborhoods with high percentages of people of color.

Central Oregonians Debate OSU-Cascades Campus

OPB | July 15, 2015

Supporters and opponents of Oregon State University's campus in Bend, OSU-Cascades, discussed the incoming branch Tuesday night.

A Vision For Portland's Jade District

OPB | July 13, 2015

Community members are finding creative ways to reimagine a multicultural neighborhood centered around SE 82nd and Division as Portland's "Jade District."

How Portland's New Comprehensive Plan Affects You

OPB | July 13, 2015

Portland is updating its Comprehensive Plan — the multifaceted documents will guide the way the city develops for the next two decades.

Portland Couple Takes 'Dangerous Dogs' Cases To Court

OPB | July 10, 2015

Some dogs are deemed so dangerous that they are ordered by the courts to be euthanized. One Portland couple thinks that's wrong, and they're taking the dogs' cases to court.

Restaurateur Chooses To Raise Minimum Wage For Employees

OPB | July 16, 2015

Kurt Huffman is paying his The Loyal Legion employees starting wages between $15-18 to assure them a livable income.