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Learn more about new technological advances that may make it possible for wave-generated electricity to become a viable alternative energy source. There is some amazing new technology that may make it possible to track individual salmon in the open ocean for most of their lives. And meet some modern-day pioneers who turned Oregon into one of the most well-known skateboarding places in the world.

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Wave Energy

OPB | Oct. 20, 2006 10 a.m.

Oregon State Universities study of wave energy is profiled on this episode of OFG.

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Salmon Tracking

OPB | Oct. 20, 2006 10 a.m.

New technology may make it possible to track individual salmon in the open ocean.

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Skateboarding

OPB | Oct. 20, 2006 10 a.m.

Meet some of the modern-day pioneers who turned Oregon into a skateboarding mecca.

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Additional Support Provided By: the Coit Family Foundation, Fred and Clara Dolen Charitable Foundation, Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird, Christine and David Vernier, and the Greenfield/Hartline Habitat Conservation Fund of the Nature Conservancy.

Special thanks for support by: The Roundhouse Foundation, Jon and Nancy Decherd, Bonnie and Peter Reagan