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 LifeOPB | Oct. 1, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland
Why do people in Portland leave their useless junk on the side of the road?
An Oregon town created by a firework 80 years ago almost burned this week by a wildfire started with a firework.
local | Science | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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 LoudOPB | 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.
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 LoudOPB | 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.
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.
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.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
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 TreatiesOPB | 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.
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.
News | Arts | History | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.