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Artist Displacement | Sherman Alexie | Science of Music

OPB | July 2, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we hear about artists who have been displaced from the Troy Laundry building, why OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman thinks every brain needs music, what Sherman Alexie's inspiration was for his new book and more.

News | Science | Parents | Think Out Loud

The Invisible World Of Imaginary Friends

OPB | June 9, 2016 noon

At least 65% of children have imaginary friends. And that's a good thing, says a University of Oregon professor who runs the Imagination Research Lab.

News | Science | local | Think Out Loud

Reacting To Orlando Shooting | Healthy Cops | Soviet Diaspora: Mail-Order Bride

OPB | June 13, 2016 noon

Portlanders discuss their reaction to the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend. We talk to a Russian woman who was a mail-order bride and to a researcher whose study found ways police could improve their health.

Education | Environment | Science | 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.

Books | Science | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Oliver Sacks

OPB | Aug. 10, 2016 9 p.m.

This episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features the late author and neurologist Oliver Sacks. Sacks will discuss the connection between neurology and the soul, share stories that inspired him, and consciousness. Sacks published his memoir On The Move in 2015 and passed away on August 30th, 2015.

Science | Think Out Loud

Is Science Research In Crisis?

OPB | Sept. 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

A new project showed nearly 60 percent of 100 published studies in prestigious psychology journals didn't hold up the second time they were run. What does this mean for scientific research?

Science | Think Out Loud

Safeway And Kroger Won't Sell GE Salmon

OPB | March 7, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Two of the country's largest grocery chains have joined a long list of stores that won't sell genetically engineered salmon.

Education | Science | local | Think Out Loud

OHSU Explains 10 Accidental Primate Deaths

OPB | Feb. 12, 2014 12:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Oregon Health and Science University is taking heat from a national animal rights group for four incidents that resulted in the deaths of research primates.

NW Life | Nation | Health | Science | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

The Battle Over Oregon's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

OPB | Jan. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: The American Civil Liberties Union and the state of Oregon are challenging the federal government's attempt to access data in the state's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

News | Business | Economy | Technology | Science | Think Out Loud

Intel Bets On Wearable Technology

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:43 p.m.

THURSDAY: Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's keynote address at this year's Consumer Electronics Show introduced a shift in focus for the PC microprocessor giant.