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Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Jan. 11, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

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Talking Paris Climate Change Conference With Charlie Hales

OPB | Dec. 8, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has just returned from taking part in the international climate change conference in Paris.

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Survival In A Chilean Mine

OPB | Sept. 10, 2015 12:06 p.m.

University of Oregon Journalism professor Héctor Tobar spent months interviewing the thirty-three miners who were trapped in a mine in Chile 5 years ago. His book comes out in paperback this month.

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Author Karen Piper Shines A Light On "The Price Of Thirst"

OPB | Aug. 11, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Who owns our water? Karen Piper spent seven years investigating the causes and implications of water privatization worldwide. 

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What World War III Might Look Like

OPB | July 21, 2015 noon

Defense expert Peter W. Singer imagines what World War III might look like in the new novel Ghost Fleet.

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Masha Gessen On Speaking Out In Putin's Russia

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

WEDNESDAY: Masha Gessen has long been a critic of Vladimir Putin's government, but it wasn't until recently that she felt threatened enough to leave Russia.

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Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

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PDX Relief Launches To Help Typhoon Victims In The Philippines

OPB | Nov. 25, 2013 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: A coalition of Filipino-American groups, other nonprofits and individuals have formed a task force to bring relief to typhoon victims in the Philippines.

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Seven Months in Iran

OPB | Oct. 30, 2013 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: An Iranian native and his American wife left their daily routines behind in Oregon to travel around his homeland for seven months.