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'The Four Top': Pregnancy Food Warnings | The State Of Fake Meat | Dirt On Clean Eating

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 7:16 a.m. | Portland

Does anyone take pregnancy food warnings seriously? What's the current state of fake meat? And why is "clean eating" considered to be harmful? Listen to Episode 25 of "The Four Top" to find out.

Climate change | Environment

Podcast: What's The Role Of Civil Disobedience In Confronting Climate Change?

EarthFix | Aug. 8, 2017 4:45 p.m.

A podcaster asks if protest and civil disobedience are effective in today's era when it comes to demanding action on climate change.

Agriculture | Sustainability | Environment | Science

Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Enterprise, Oregon

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

Food | local | Business | Health | NW Life

'The Four Top': Cannabis In The Kitchen | Will Marijuana Wreck Restaurants | Truthiness In Labeling

OPB | June 19, 2017 6:15 a.m.

What's the deal with cooking cannabis? Is the growing marijuana industry affecting the bottom lines of restaurants? And why was a small family dairy barred from labeling its skim milk as ... "skim milk"?  

Climate change | Sustainability | Environment

Would You Have Kids, Given Climate Change? | Terrestrial

KUOW | May 30, 2017 11:45 a.m.

With the way the planet is changing, are you questioning whether having kids is the right choice? You're not alone.

Animals | Food | local | Health | NW Life

'The Four Top': 6 Seasons | Why Salmon Matters | James Beard On Film

OPB | May 22, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

How many seasons are there in a year? Six, according to a new cookbook. A salmon expert shares a few summer grilling techniques, and finally, we discuss the lasting legacy of culinary legend James Beard.

Sustainability | Environment

Would You Compost Your Body? | Terrestrial

KUOW | May 16, 2017 5 a.m.

In the episode of terrestrial, we head to North Carolina to see a body laid to rest, in a compost pile. It was … an experience worth hearing.

Food | Politics | Entertainment | local | NW Life

'The Four Top': Sanctuary Restaurants | Undocumented Labor In Food | Peruvian Cuisine

OPB | May 8, 2017 6 a.m.

Could the dining establishment bring social and political change to our nation? And in a similar vein, our second course will center around the role of undocumented workers in the food industry. Finally, we'll explore globally influenced Peruvian cuisine.

News | local | Politics | Nation

'OPB Politics Now': This Is Not A Rerun

OPB | May 5, 2017 9:39 a.m. | Portland

We get an update on some familiar themes — Republicans in Congress voting on a health care bill, a Portland protest that turned into a riot, and talk about corporate taxes in the Oregon Legislature.

Renewable energy | local | Sustainability | Environment | News

New 'Terrestrial' Podcast Explores Choices That Come With A Changing Environment

KUOW/EarthFix | May 1, 2017 12:15 a.m.

EarthFix is pleased to introduce terrestrial, a new environment-focused podcast from a journalist who’s been with us since the beginning.

Agriculture | Food | local

'The Four Top': Restaurateurs Under Trump | Whence The Midsize American Farm? | Institutional Eating

OPB | April 10, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Are restaurateurs pro- or anti-Trump? Where did midsize American farms go? And is there anything worse than hospital food? Oh .... right ... prison food.

News | local | Politics | Economy

'OPB Politics Now': The Taxes Are Coming!

OPB | April 6, 2017 3:39 p.m. | Portland

With Tax Day approaching, we dig into tax reform efforts at the national, state and local levels.

News | local | Politics | Nation

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Resists Trump

OPB | March 30, 2017 1:54 p.m. | Portland

Oregon’s leaders are picking fights with the Trump administration on a number of issues. The administration is pushing back, threatening to withhold grants from states that don’t get in line.

Food | Business | Entertainment | local

'The Four Top': Spammed By 'Spon Con' | Convoluted Cobranding | Why Is Brewpub Food So Bad?

OPB | March 27, 2017 6:13 a.m. | Portland

Are you being spammed by "spon con"? Is food-and-drink cobranding idiotic or innovative? And why is American brewpub food so universally terrible? To find out, tune into Episode 15 of “The Four Top.”

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Liberals Vs. Liberals At Portland City Hall

OPB | March 23, 2017 3:44 p.m. | Portland

Portland commissioners are trying to enact a progressive agenda, but activists in council chambers are yelling at them to focus more on police reform and homelessness.

News | local | Health | Nation

'OPB Politics Now': Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Works On Health Care

OPB | March 17, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is at the center of Republican efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act — but the bill his committee came up with is not universally loved by Republicans.

News | local | Land use | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Bonus: The Jurors Talk

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Portland

How did the jury from the first Malheur refuge trial arrive at a guilty verdict? The two most prominent jurors explain. 

News | local | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Housing And Homelessness

OPB | Feb. 16, 2017 12:33 p.m. | Portland

A new Portland city ordinance requires landlords to assist tenants with relocation costs in the case of a no-cause eviction while the Oregon Legislature grapples with housing issues.

Food | NW Life

'The Four Top': Why Truffles Are Like Drugs | Restaurant Playlists | Rethinking The Microwave

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:37 a.m. | Portland

We commence our three-course dining discussion with murder, theft, forgery and black market sales. These are all standard practices in the truffle trade, and recent research has unearthed the fact that the fragrant fungi can give diners a high.

News | Politics

'OPB Politics Now': Washington State's Resistance To Trump

OPB | Feb. 10, 2017 10:45 a.m.

How did Washington state emerge as the center for the resistance to Donald Trump's agenda?