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REBROADCAST: The Names Of Our Stars | In-Home Care

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 noon

Author Peter Fromm spent months alone in the wilderness babysitting growing salmon eggs. We also discuss what life is like for in-home care giving, just ahead of a local screening of a new documentary.

Arts | Business | local | State of Wonder

Erika Bartlett At Angst Gallery: Mixing Nature And Business

OPB | July 7, 2017 10:40 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

Vancouver artist Erika Bartlett has an eye for nature and a mind for business.

Science | Education | local | Environment | Recreation | Health

Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017 3:17 p.m. | Terrebonne, Oregon

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

Entertainment | NW Life | Arts | Land | Music | Environment | Uncategorized | Fish & Wildlife

2016 Oregon Lens Series Schedule

OPB | Aug. 11, 2016 9:46 a.m.

Oregon Lens showcases some of the best independent films in the Pacific Northwest.

Environment | News | local | NW Life | 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. 

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

UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World

OPB | Jan. 23, 2016 noon

State of Wonder guest curator Elena Moon takes us through the world of user experience design, challenging us to think about what works and why.

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News Roundtable: Jan. 15, 2016 | 'Once They Were Hats'

OPB | Jan. 15, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We talk with our rotating panel of news watchers about some of the big stories of the week, and then with the author of "Once They Were Hats," a new natural history of the beaver.

Oregon Art Beat

Author Brian Doyle

OPB | Nov. 5, 2015 midnight

Meet author Brian Doyle whose books are tales of characters, families and a Northwest he both knows and imagines.

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Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Aug. 26, 2015 12:30 p.m.

The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.

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Oregon Outback Ride Comes to a Halt

OPB | June 29, 2015 12:50 p.m.

Donnie Kolb, c0-founder of the Oregon Outback, has announced the cancellation of the 364-mile bicycle ride.

Two New Scenic Bikeways In Southern Oregon

OPB | June 27, 2015 6 a.m.

The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation approved two new scenic bikeways in Southern Oregon.

ODFW Proposes Turning Coquille Farmland Into Protected Wetlands

OPB | June 15, 2015 4:23 p.m.

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will be presenting its draft management plan for the Coquille Valley Wetlands in Coos County.

Environment | Think Out Loud

What's The Best Way To Preserve Wilderness?

OPB | June 8, 2015 12:30 p.m.

Some conservationists say wilderness must be left alone entirely, but others say if humans don't intercede, some species will be lost forever.

Sports | Water | NW Life | Fish & Wildlife | Land use | Oregon Field Guide

Ross Island: History & Present

OPB | March 20, 2015 7:56 p.m.

Visit Ross Island, and find out why this new Portland park is not open to the public.

Environment | Think Out Loud

What Is The Value Of Nature?

OPB | Feb. 27, 2015 12:40 p.m.

FRIDAY: A paper co-authored by an OSU professor contributes to a long-standing conservation debate in environmental circles. 

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REBROADCAST: Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

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Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

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How Can We Design A Better Hospital?

OPB | June 5, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: Researcher Roger Ulrich is in Portland to meet with his research partners at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, as they launch studies about the effects of nature on health.

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What Can Nature Teach us about National Security?

OPB | Aug. 7, 2012 12:06 p.m.

Rafe Sagarin argues that the officials at the Pentagon could learn a thing or eight from an unlikely source: the octopus.

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My Life as a Turkey

OPB | Nov. 16, 2011 9:45 a.m.

The long-running PBS show, Nature, airs an unusual documentary on Wednesday night. We'll talk with Executive Producer Fred Kaufman about it.