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Talking Business | Historic Eugene House | Supreme Court Analysis

OPB | Oct. 3, 2017 noon

A boarding house in Eugene was one of the only places African American travelers could stay in the mid-20th century. Also, we'll learn what's on the docket for the Supreme Court that might affect Oregon. And the latest business news.

Communities | local | NW Life

Unraveling The Mystery Of Portland's 'Free Stuff' Piles

OPB | Oct. 1, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Why do people in Portland leave their useless junk on the side of the road?

local | News | History

A Misplaced Firework Created The Town Of Cascade Locks 80 Years Ago

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:13 p.m. | Cascade Locks, Oregon

An Oregon town created by a firework 80 years ago almost burned this week by a wildfire started with a firework.

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Talking Business | Hazelnut Grove | Shipwrecks

OPB | Aug. 22, 2017 noon

We get a regional business news update, perspectives on Hazelnut Grove and the Overlook Neighborhood Association, and a glimpse into the life of a sunken treasure hunter.

local | Science | News | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: 'American Eclipse' Journalist David Baron On The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 noon

Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.

Environment | local | NW Life | News | Think Out Loud

5 Things We Learned About The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | July 19, 2017 9:23 a.m. | Portland

Author David Baron wrote "American Eclipse," a book about the eclipse of 1878. He explains how the celestial event gave American scientists a chance to prove themselves on the world stage. 

local | NW Life | Recreation | History | Oregon Field Guide Summer Series

Luxury And Hardship At Mount Hood's Cloud Cap Inn

OPB | June 30, 2017 1:30 p.m.

The Cloud Cap Inn is the oldest Alpine lodge in the United States.

local | News | History

Flying Saucers Still Evasive 70 Years After Pilot's Report

East Oregonian | June 25, 2017 10:50 a.m. | Pendleton, Oregon

Boise, Idaho, businessman Ken Arnold had no idea he would change the world when he told reporters in Pendleton he saw nine strange objects flying along the Cascades. But 70 years ago June 25, that's what he did.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Engineering Licenses | Portland's Japantown | James Beard Documentary

OPB | May 3, 2017 noon

An Oregon man who has an engineering degree from Sweden has been fined for practicing engineering without a license. We learn about Portland's Japantown before WWII, and about a new documentary on Oregon-born food writer James Beard.

News | Think Out Loud

Remembering Ben Linder | A New Approach To Redistricting | Uber

OPB | May 1, 2017 noon

We hear about Oregonian Ben Linder, who was killed in Nicaragua in 1987. We'll also talk about a new plan to redraw Oregon's legislative districts and Uber's communication strategy. 

local | NW Life | History

Old Eastern Oregon Churches Share Pioneer History

East Oregonian | April 15, 2017 5:44 p.m.

In Pendleton, a pair of early churches were being built in the late 1800s within a stone’s throw of each other. Episcopalians and the Methodists raced to complete their buildings first.

Fish & Wildlife | local | History | News | Politics | Environment

Meadowlark's Days May Be Numbered As Oregon's State Bird

OPB | April 6, 2017 4:06 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

When it comes to Oregon's state bird, it could soon be out with the meadowlark and in with the osprey.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

SCOTUS Ruling On Special Education | Right 2 Dream Too | Japanese Internment & Resistance

OPB | March 27, 2017 noon

We learn what a recent SCOTUS ruling means for students with disabilities, what's next for a Portland homeless camp, and how Oregonians fought against discrimination during WWII.

local | NW Life | News | History

How To Respectfully Dispose Of An Aging Totem Pole

Northwest News Network | March 21, 2017 8 a.m.

In 1961, the City of Seattle shipped to its new sister city of Kobe, Japan, a 35-foot tall totem crowned by a thunderbird figure with wooden wings spread wide.

local | News | Arts | History

Portland Edit-A-Thon Aims To Close Wikipedia Gender Gap

OPB | March 18, 2017 5:03 p.m. | Portland

It's part of a massive editing session to create more diverse voices and content on Wikipedia, with a focus on women artists.

local | Nation | History | Broken Treaties

Historical Photos Offer A Glimpse Into Native Oregonians' Lives

OPB | March 13, 2017 11:01 a.m. | Portland

In 1851, the first treaty was signed in Oregon between the Indians and the U.S. government. These historical photos offer a small glimpse into the lives of the native Oregonians around the turn of the last century.

local | NW Life | History

At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  

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Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 noon

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

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

Prince To James Baldwin To Pam Grier: Portland Black Film Festival At The Hollywood Theatre

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 2:02 p.m. | Portland

Powerful works to take you beyond the big-name releases of the year.

News | Arts | History | Think Out Loud

EPA Restrictions | African American History Museum | Mayor Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 26, 2017 noon

What would a lack of EPA funding mean for Oregon? Also, we talk to a curator at the new Museum of African-American History and Culture in DC. And to the Mayor of Portland about what it means to be a sanctuary city.