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Our Computers, Ourselves: Technology and Wilderness

THURSDAY: In the third installment of our tech series, we'll ask if the capacity to access the internet almost anywhere diminishes our ability to enjoy wilderness.

How Should Men Who Buy Sex With Minors Be Punished?

THURSDAY: We'll talk about how johns are prosecuted, and how that relates to the overall strategy of combating child sex trafficking.

Photo: Carly Voight / The Xerces Society

Roundup And Other Threats To The Monarch Butterfly

THURSDAY: We'll talk to the Portland-based Xerces society, which is asking the federal government to list the Monarch butterfly as a threatened species. 

Photo: Mick Baker / Flickr

News Roundtable: August 29th, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Electric Bikes Grow In Popularity

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:40 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Electric bikes are growing in popularity in the United States, and researchers at PSU are trying to find out why.

GoLocalPDX, New Website, Launches In Portland

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:18 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with some of the key players at GoLocalPDX , a new local news and entertainment website that launches today.

County Votes For Big Intel Tax Break Package

OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with OPB reporter Conrad Wilson about the history leading up to the deal that just passed and what it could mean for the future of the region.

Revisiting The Anthology Of American Folk Music

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 12:40 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, joins us for our regular business news update.

Teachers And Parents Question Superintendent's Raise

OPB | Aug. 26, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: A petition started by a Wilson High School teacher calls for Portland Public Schools superintendent Carole Smith to give the money from her 28 percent raise to needy students.

Responses To Gang Violence: Spartan Boxing And K.E.Y.

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:25 p.m.

We continue our occasional series highlighting different responses to gang violence in Oregon with a look at a boxing program in Medford, part of a larger approach called Keep Encouraging Youth (KEY).

Oregon's Health CO-OP Responds To Insurance Commissioner

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The CEO of Oregon's Health CO-OP says state regulators should let him offer customers lower premiums.

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

Our Computers, Ourselves: Mapping

OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: In the second part of our tech series, we'll discuss how the ubiquity of GPS and Google maps has shaped our knowledge and sense of our surroundings.

News Roundtable: August 22, 2014

OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Examining The Rise Of Crossfit

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 12:35 p.m.

THURSDAY: The Oregon CrossFit Games begin in Bend on Saturday. We'll look into the the exercise regimen's meteoric rise and some of its potential drawbacks.

Steve Novick Wants A Socially Responsible Investing Policy For City Money

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Portland Commissioner Steve Novick argues companies should be on a "do not buy" list for city investment funds if their policies are bad for workers, consumers, or the environment.

U.S. Government Asks For Six Months To Fix No-Fly List

OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: The federal government is asking for six months to fix the way a traveler on the no-fly list can challenge a ban.

Regulators Deny Permit For Export Coal Dock

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll discuss the decision not to issue a permit to build a coal export dock in Boardman.

A Look Into The Role Of Fisheries Observers

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

WEDNESDAY: After a recent assault on a fishery observer, we look into these little-known second crew members on west coast fishing boats.

Oregon Insurance Commissioner Discusses Health Coverage

OPB | Aug. 20, 2014 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with Laura Cali, Oregon's Insurance Commissioner, about last week's ruling on autism treatment, new rates for individual health plans, and more.

Physics Lessons From The Science Teacher You Wish You'd Had

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.

Summer Food Program Helps Bridge A Gap

OPB | Aug. 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: We're live from Peninsula Park in Portland, one of the 600 sites in Oregon where kids from 1-18 can get a free lunch in the summertime.

Geese Create Poop Problem For Portland

OPB | Aug. 18, 2014 12:40 p.m.

MONDAY: Two groups have partnered in a pilot project to deal with goose droppings in public parks.

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