We hear about Erious Johnson's recent settlement with the Oregon Department of Justice, tax breaks for Amazon, the Portland Thorns' 2017 NWSL championship and the life of Native American jazzman Jim Pepper.
We hear about a controversial mining plan near Mount St. Helens and a new DACA Resource Center at Portland Community College. Also, how are laws around teenagers and sexting evolving?
We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
News | History | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 29, 2017 noon
We discuss the sudden death of Portland tech entrepreneur Sam Blackman, and documentarians Ken Burns and Lynn Novick preview their 10-part series about the Vietnam War.
News | Technology | Recreation | EnvironmentKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park
Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.
A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | June 16, 2017 noon
Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.
News | Land use | local | Think Out LoudOPB | April 5, 2017 12:15 p.m.
University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.
News | Politics | local | TechnologyNorthwest News Network | March 9, 2017 7:27 p.m.
Wireless carriers are pushing legislation in Washington state to give them access to power poles, street lights and other public infrastructure for placement of the small antennas.
Technology | Entertainment | local | News | Arts | NW LifeOPB | Feb. 24, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Portland
Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting or dance with a virtual flamingo. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world. Tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.
Simon Tam discusses the arguments made before the U.S. Supreme Court today; we get an update from the state's Chief Information Officer, Alex Pettit; and Sen. Ron Wyden talks cabinet hearings, the ACA, and more.
News | Technology | Business | localOPB | Oct. 14, 2016 3:43 p.m. | Portland
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Oregon, says three important computer issues are likely to be discussed in Congress this fall.
News | Technology | BusinessAP | Sept. 22, 2016 11:46 a.m. | San Francisco
Yahoo says the personal information in 500 million accounts was stolen in a massive security breakdown. The breach disclosed Thursday dates back to late 2014.
Technology | Arts | local | NW Life | Musicopbmusic | Aug. 6, 2016 9:46 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon
Among all of the virtuosically played banjos and fiddles and mandolins at Pickathon, one instrument stood out in Friday: Dan Deacon's remote controlled player piano.
We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.
Technology | Land use | Communities | Forestry | Recreation | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon
An Oregon environmental group spent the summer lugging a 40-pound Google Trekker camera around trails on public lands. Now its virtual tours are live online.
University of Oregon professor Richard Taylor and his collaborator Simon Brown recently patented a new technology that could restore vision to the blind - and that's just the tip of the iceberg.