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Battle Ready: The Military's NW Environmental Legacy

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 noon

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs.

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News Roundtable Dec. 2 | Elliott State Forest | Solitary Confinement in Oregon

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 noon

We discuss some big stories this week on our news roundtable, learn more about the sale of the Elliott State Forest and hear about efforts to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Oregon prisons.

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Oregon Fish & Wildlife Investigation | American Dream: Roseburg Resident | City of Weird

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 noon

Do you have a story about a spooky or weird place in Portland? Share it today on our Halloween extravaganza. Also today, we'll hear another personal story in our American Dream series.

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4 Dams On The Klamath River Are One Step Closer To Coming Down

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 noon

PacifiCorp has filed for permission from the federal government to transfer its license for four Klamath River dams to a new corporation that was set up with the sole purpose of taking the dams down.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.