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NW Life | Think Out Loud

Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 12:40 p.m.

We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.

Education | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

A New Kind Of College

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The Wayfinding Academy aims to be a new two-year college in Portland.

NW Life | Think Out Loud

Rebranding Eastern Oregon

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 12:40 p.m.

Pendleton and Hermiston are trying on new brands in an effort to lure fresh faces. 

Environment | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Rebuilding A Forest After The Burn

OPB | Aug. 31, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The National Forest Service is already planning restoration projects after fires char Eastern Oregon.

NW Life | State of Wonder

State Of Wonder: Aug. 29, 2015

OPB | Aug. 29, 2015 noon

Our "How To" episode: how to correctly use the terms “Latino” and “Hispanic,” how to design a book cover and how to revive your relationship with the arts.

Arts | Entertainment | NW Life | Economy | State of Wonder

State of Wonder: Aug. 15, 2015 - Arts And Small Towns, A Love Story

OPB | Aug. 15, 2015 noon

What happens when small towns try to jump-start their economies with arts centers and cultural offerings? We find out with a road trip to Joseph, Burns, and Mighty Tieton, Washington.

Education | local | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Central Oregon School Opening With Five Students

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The school in Brothers, Oregon, will reopen after a decade with one teacher and at least five students ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade.

Arts | Music | NW Life | State of Wonder

State of Wonder: Aug. 8, 2015

OPB | Aug. 8, 2015 noon | Portland

Seekers + savants: Kamasi Washington, Jason Isbell, painter Christos Koutsouras, Pickathon recap, fun and games with Jumpdrive Studios, and more.

News | Environment | NW Life | Think Out Loud

The Climate Action Plan And Oregon

OPB | Aug. 4, 2015 12:06 p.m.

New rules announced yesterday by President Obama require reductions of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 2030.

Water | News | local | Renewable energy | NW Life | Think Out Loud

Few Graywater Permits Issued Despite Drought

OPB | July 21, 2015 12:45 p.m.

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.