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Where The Wildfires Are In The Pacific Northwest

OPB | Aug. 20, 2017 11:15 a.m.

As the 2017 Pacific Northwest's wildfire season rages on, here is the list of all of the fires that have happened so far

local | Agriculture | Food | News

Northwest Wheat Harvest Starts Up, Likely A 'Bin Buster'

Northwest News Network | July 6, 2017 4:40 p.m.

Monday marked the start of the Northwest's bin-busting wheat harvest. Last year was big, but this year's wet winter and spring has poured on the yields.

Animals | NW Life | local | News

Furry Fiber Animals In Southwest Washington? Alpaca My Bags!

OPB | April 1, 2017 5:04 p.m. | Ridgefield, Washington

This weekend, Washington’s Clark County brings back its 19th annual Alpacapalooza. The event celebrates the fluffy, smaller South American cousin of the llama.

local | NW Life | Environment

Bend Says Goodbye To 'Oregon Field Guide' Host Steve Amen

OPB | March 18, 2017 9:05 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

OPB members and guests from around Central Oregon said goodbye to "Oregon Field Guide" host Steve Amen, who is retiring after 28 years on the show.

NW Life | Arts | Entertainment

Exploring The World Of Oregon Sculptor Lee Kelly

OPB | March 11, 2017 1 p.m. | Oregon City, Oregon

At 84, sculptor Lee Kelly is still creating monumental steel works that are shown all over Oregon. 

Animals | Fish & Wildlife | Environment | local

Urban Sprawl Forcing Pacific Northwest Songbirds To 'Divorce'

Northwest News Network | Feb. 10, 2017 2:47 p.m.

Urban development is encroaching on forests and impacting the love lives of some songbirds in the Pacific Northwest.

NW Life | local | News

Snow-Covered Buildings Collapsing In Rare Western Weather

AP | Jan. 24, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Boise

The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small Idaho town, a sports complex in Alaska and a conference center in Colorado, among others.

Politics | Election | News | local | Nation

5 Things To Know About The Presidential Inauguration

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 3:28 p.m.

Donald Trump becomes the 45th president of the United States on Friday. Here are five things to know about the inauguration, Northwest storylines and what happens next.

NW Life | History | local | News | Race In The Northwest

Hood River Man Learns His Family's Surprising Truth

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 8:45 a.m. | Hood River, Oregon

OPB has been asking people across the Pacific Northwest to talk about the role race plays in their daily lives. Today, a Hood River man with a complicated family history. 

Climate change | NW Life | local | News

Strong Wind Gusts Cause Power Outages, Fallen Trees Across Northwest

OPB | Oct. 15, 2016 3:40 p.m. | Portland

Crews are cleaning up after a tornado ripped through Manzanita, Oregon, Friday. More bad weather is forecast for parts of the West Coast Saturday.

NW Life | local | Food | News | Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Hors D'oeuvres For Your Holiday Party

OPB | Dec. 1, 2015 midnight

Brighten your holiday gathering with Asian-influenced hors d'oeuvres like Spicy Candied Peanuts and Korean Lettuce Tacos.

Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Think Out Loud Staff Picks Of 2015

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015 5:57 p.m.

Every weekday at noon Think Out Loud hosts an hour of live, unscripted conversations on topics important to people in the Northwest. After countless conversations in 2015, the staff of Think Out Loud staff revisit some of their favorites.

Greetings From The Northwest: Under The Weather

Oregon Art Beat Looks Back

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015 3:17 p.m.

As the year comes to a close, Oregon Art Beat producers look back at some of their favorite stories.

Think Out Loud

Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | June 22, 2015 12:06 p.m.

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

Think Out Loud

Christopher Rauschenberg Talks The Changing Field Of Photography

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:  The co-founder 0f Blue Sky, a gallery in Northwest Portland, talks about the dynamic history of photography and where the medium might be headed.

Think Out Loud

Environmental Update On Vanishing Starfish And Coal Terminals

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll hear why starfish are disappearing along North America's Pacific shoreline and the future of coal terminals. 

Think Out Loud

Could The Pacific Northwest Become a Climate Change Migrant Mecca?

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Climate change modeling suggests that the Pacific Northwest could be less affected than the rest of the country.

Think Out Loud

Oregon Businesses Call For Action On Climate Change

OPB | July 17, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: More than 70 Oregon businesses are calling for the state to take action on climate change.

Oregon Field Guide

Kayaking 'The Mount Everest' Of Oregon Rivers

OPB | March 19, 2014 2 p.m.

Take a remarkable trip into the depths of Oregon's remote Salmon River Gorge where kayakers plunge down towering waterfalls with no possibility of retreat.

local | History | Arts | Books | Oregon Experience

Ken Kesey: An Oregon Life

OPB | Jan. 3, 2014 2:30 p.m.

Ken Kesey, author of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1962) and Sometimes a Great Notion (1964), was one of the best-known authors to ever emerge from Oregon. Airing January 20 at 9 p.m.