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'The Names Of The Stars' | UCC President

OPB | Oct. 3, 2016 noon

Author Pete Fromm talks about his latest memoir, "The Names of the Stars." And the new president of Umpqua Community College joins us after Roseburg marked the one-year anniversary of the largest mass school shooting in Oregon history.

Environment | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: Simon Winchester On The Pacific

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 noon

The author's latest book is divided into 10 chapters taking on different events that occurred in the history of the world's largest body of water.

Environment | Education | Politics | News | local | Think Out Loud

School Bond Vote | Homelessness In Eugene | Measuring Glacial Melt

OPB | Sept. 8, 2016 noon

Portland high school students walked out of class yesterday over a bond measure vote. Also, we learn more about homelessness in Eugene and the ways that glaciers melt.

Economy | World | Politics | Nation | Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Fire Investigation | US Attorney On Marijuana Prosecutions | DACA Now

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 noon

What did two Oregonian reporters learn investigating the Canyon Creek complex fire, how does Oregon's US Attorney approach marijuana cases and how will young immigrants be affected by this summer's Supreme Court ruling?

Environment | News | local | Think Out Loud

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.

Science | Environment | Education | Teachers | 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. 

Environment | Recreation | News | 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.

NW Life | Music | Books | local | Environment | Arts | 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.