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

OPB | June 15, 2016 noon | Portland

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.

Teachers | Environment | Education | Science | Think Out Loud

Outdoor School At Camp Tadmor: Educators, Volunteers And Kids On Why They Keep Coming Back

OPB | May 30, 2016 noon

To the teachers and kids at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove taking a four-day outdoor school each spring means a year of fundraising, preparation and excited expectation. We went to Camp Tadmor in Lebanon and asked why they keep coming back every year.

Environment | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Lead Poisoning | QDoc At 10

OPB | May 20, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable guests dig into local and regional election results. We learn more about the business of electronics recycling in the Pacific Northwest. And QDoc co-founder David Weissman talks about this unique 10-year-old festival going on this weekend. 

News | Environment | Recreation | local | Think Out Loud

Senator Merkley Not Opposed To Owyhee Monument Designation

OPB | March 16, 2016 12:40 p.m.

Oregon's junior senator says he has urged the administration to address the concerns of locals.

Environment | local | Music | NW Life | Arts | Books | State of Wonder

PDX Women In Tech, The Hilarious 'Stupid F**king Bird' And The Quest For The Perfect Pair of Jeans

OPB | March 12, 2016 9 a.m.

We look at what a real job description for a woman in tech would sound like, remember the pioneering environmental photographer Gary Braasch, talk with the soul-hop band Dirty Revival and more.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Lunar New Year | Environmental Update | Occupiers' Videos

OPB | Feb. 8, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

News | local | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | Think Out Loud

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 noon

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

Environment | Think Out Loud

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Jan. 19, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.

Sports | Environment | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - January 6, 2016

OPB | Jan. 6, 2016 9 p.m.

Award-winning authors Jon Krakauer and Barry Lopez discuss their lives and their work at Wordstock: Portland’s Book Festival on November 7, 2015.

Environment | Think Out Loud

What's Oregon's Role In The Post-Paris Effort To Reduce Carbon?

OPB | Dec. 16, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Nearly 200 nations came together to agree to reduce emissions. What are states' roles in reaching the goals that were set?