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Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 noon

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

local | Environment | News | State of Wonder

Writer And Firefighter Sean Davis On Oregon’s Combustible Summer

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 6:34 p.m. | Lane County, Oregon

After weeks on southern Oregon firelines, writer Sean Davis returned home to an evacuation order.

Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Rural Economy | Sage Grouse Plans | Steelhead

OPB | Aug. 10, 2017 noon

The federal government has announced changes to a carefully negotiated sage grouse conservation plan. Also, steelhead may face extinction because of sea lions, and the economy in rural Oregon is not picking up the way it is in urban areas.

local | NW Life | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

5 Things We Learned About The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | July 19, 2017 9:23 a.m. | Portland

Author David Baron wrote "American Eclipse," a book about the eclipse of 1878. He explains how the celestial event gave American scientists a chance to prove themselves on the world stage. 

Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | May 4, 2017 noon

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

local | NW Life | Arts | Entertainment | Environment | State of Wonder

Design Week Special: Redesigning Portland With Quin Candy, Maya Lin And More

OPB | April 29, 2017 noon | Portland

This week on "State of Wonder," we dive into the bubbling cauldron of Portland design. From streetwear to downtown Portland to sporting goods to candy, everything's on the drawing board.

Politics | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | April 26, 2017 noon

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

local | Environment | News | Recreation | Think Out Loud

Biking In Portland's Forest Park Draws Attention To Off-road Cycling Plan

OPB | April 3, 2017 noon | Portland

Two representatives of the city's Off-Road Cycling Master Plan spoke to OPB's "Think Out Loud" about the proposal's benefits, but others have concerns about more biking in Forest Park.

Science | local | Environment | News | Water | Think Out Loud

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | March 14, 2017 midnight | Portland

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

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

The Archive Project - Diane Ackerman

OPB | Feb. 8, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet, essayist, & naturalist Diane Ackerman reads from "The Zookeeper’s Wife" and shares deeper insights into the true history behind the story.