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Amazon In Oregon | Portland Thorns | Erious Johnson | Jim Pepper

OPB | Oct. 16, 2017 noon

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.

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Mount St. Helens Mining | PCC DACA Center | Teens And Sexting

OPB | Sept. 26, 2017 noon

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?

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Turkey Trouble | Lead Dust | Makers And Techs

OPB | Sept. 25, 2017 noon

We hear about turkey poop in eastern Oregon, lead dust from home demolitions, and an effort to bring creative types and technical types together in the Oregon startup world.

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Forest Ecosystems | 'Class Of 2025' | Amazon Headquarters | Seattle Mayor

OPB | Sept. 13, 2017 noon

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.

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Remembering Sam Blackman | Vietnam War Documentary

OPB | 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 | Environment

Will Cellphones Upset The Solitude Of Mount Rainier?

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park

Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.

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Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | July 10, 2017 noon

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.

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News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | 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.

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5 Ways Cars May Radically Change Cities In The Future

OPB | 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 | Technology

Lobbying Frenzy Over Access To Washington State Infrastructure For Small Cell Technology

Northwest 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 Life

Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | 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.

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The Slants Case Goes To Washington | Oregon's CIO | Wyden On Trump

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 noon

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.

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Oregon Senator Wants To Block Efforts To Weaken Encryption

OPB | 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.

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Info From 500 Million User Accounts

AP | 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 | Music

Meet The Bot Who Wowed Pickathon's Galaxy Barn Friday

opbmusic | 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.

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Stēla Moves To Change How You Read Comics

OPB | Feb. 24, 2016 11:10 a.m. | Portland

Digital startup Stēla Comics leverages Portland's talent pool to make made-for-mobile publisher/reader app.

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News Roundtable: Feb. 19, 2016 | Hemp Bill | Young Jazz Composers

OPB | Feb. 19, 2016 noon

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.

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Talking Business

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

Erik Siemers, managing editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Technology | Land use | Communities | Forestry | Recreation | Environment

New Interactive Maps Bring The World (Wide Web) To Oregon Trails

OPB/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.

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Could This University Of Oregon Professor Restore Vision To The Blind?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2015 12:15 p.m.

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.