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John Day River Paddleboarding

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 midnight

A stand-up paddleboard adventure down the John Day River, the longest undammed river in Oregon.

local | Music | NW Life | Arts | State of Wonder

Classical Music Meets Silent Disco At Iconic Oregon Sites

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016 5:02 p.m.

The pianist Hunter Noack and members of Pink Martini bring classical music and high tech headphones to WPA sites and parks across the region.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Coal By Wire | Motor Voter | Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 noon

We talk to legislative representatives on both sides of a bill that would eliminate the use of coal energy by Oregon's two biggest utilities by 2035. The Oregon Secretary of State discusses how the implementation of the state’s automatic voter registration law is going. And we speak with the backcountry guide who led a trip down a previously undocumented slot canyon for Oregon Field Guide.

Environment | local | News | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Secret's Out! Have You Been To Valhalla?

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 11:26 a.m.

A few adventurous explorers share their tales of venturing into the remote gorge nicknamed Valhalla.

Environment | NW Life | News | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Slot Canyons, Explained

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

An uncharted slot canyon was recently found deep in an Oregon forest, which left us wondering, what exactly is a slot canyon?

Environment | NW Life | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Capturing Valhalla: OPB's Toughest Shoot

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

What does it take to pull off the adventure of a lifetime? A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the numbers speak for themselves.

Environment | local | NW Life | News | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Discovering Oregon's Secret Canyon

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

How a chance glimpse from a helicopter launched a five-year quest to document an uncharted Oregon wonder. 

Fish & Wildlife | local | NW Life | Arts

The Unexamined River Isn't Worth Fishing

OPB | Jan. 22, 2016 11:33 a.m.

Fly-fishing expert Amy Hazel shows us how much we don't know about the sport and how hard it would be to learn.

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Snow Dragon Cave On Mt. Hood Collapses

OPB | March 5, 2015 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: A glacier cave on Mt. Hood recently collapsed and is no longer stable enough for exploration.

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Buried In The Sky Sheds Light On Sherpas' Lives

OPB | May 24, 2013 12:30 p.m.

Buried in the Sky tells the story of the sherpas and high-altitude porters who do much of the heavy lifting on the tallest — and most deadly — mountains in the world.

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Cheryl Strayed

OPB | March 16, 2012 9:06 a.m.

Portland author Cheryl Strayed's new memoir chronicles her journey along the Pacific Crest Trail at a critical time in her early twenties.

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OPB | July 2, 2010 9 a.m.

What's your experience with geocaching?

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Class Size

OPB | Oct. 19, 2009 9 a.m.

Does class size affect student achievement?