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How Oregon's 'Moon Country' Helped Prepare Astronauts For The Lunar Landing


Before Neil Armstrong made his historic first step on the moon, he and most of the other Apollo astronauts trained in Central Oregon. The area’s unique lava formations were thought to resemble the lunar surface.

What Will It Take To Get The Oregon Zoo Railway's Long Route Back On Track?


Restoring the Washington Park and Zoo Railway's original 2-mile route isn't completely off the table, but it would take time, money and community support.

Eastern Oregon University Writing Program Is Reborn — With Fishtrap's Help


EOU and Fishtrap join forces to help writers dig deep on ecology and community issues.

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From Washington To Australia: Rower Talks About Solo Journey Across The Pacific

As Jacob Hendrickson neared the completion of what would be the longest solo rowing voyage from North America across the Pacific Ocean, he talked about why he took on the challenge.

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Wallowa County’s OK Theater Marks Centennial

Live performances by national touring acts and Oregon favorites headline the Enterprise landmark's birthday party.

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Forced To Move, Portland's Alder Street Food Carts Are Planning For The Future

The food cart pod has to pack up by the end of June, due to a Ritz-Carlton being built in its place, but the city and others are finding a new home for some of the carts.

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Chendra, The Oregon Zoo's Asian Elephant, Is Pregnant; Due In 2020

Chendra the Asian elephant is pregnant and expected to give birth in late 2020. 

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Meet Oregon’s Fermented Foods Pioneers: The Shockeys

This Oregon couple helped feed the wave that brought kraut, kimchi and kombucha to every grocery store near you. Chances are if it grows in a garden, the Shockeys have tried to ferment it.

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Bloom Where You’re Planted: Arte Soleil In Southeast Portland

A bootstrapped arts center fills the gap in a Portland community on the margins.

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Model T Driving School In Hood River Sends Students Back To The Past

A little-known Oregon museum houses one of America's largest collections of antique planes and automobiles.  And best of all, you can take some of their collection out on a test drive.

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Portland Parks Budget Cuts Mean Change For Arts Programs

The Multnomah Arts Center, the Community Music Center and the Laurelhurst Dance Studio need to develop funding models as the city tries to get the Parks and Recreation Budget under control.

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Saying Goodbye To The Oregon College Of Art And Craft

It’s far from the only institutional loss Oregon artists have suffered lately, but OCAC’s end reads as a blow to the heart of the region's creative identity.

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'The Four Top': Reva Barewal | Alexis Hillyard | Drew Prindle

What are the emotional repercussions for those who lose the ability to eat and feed themselves? How has a one-handed cook used YouTube to build an international community? And how are modern innovations redefining cooking for people with less mobility?

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Receives $4.5 Million From Warren Buffett's Sister

The unrestricted gift comes as the festival prepares for a leadership transition and another volatile fire season.

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A Night At The Moda Center

With more than 2,000 employees and up to 20,000 fans, the Moda Center is a well-oiled entertainment machine. "Think Out Loud" goes behind the scenes to bring you an audio portrait of everything that goes into making it all work.

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A Symphony In Burns Seeks Healing, 3 Years After Occupation

The Malheur National Wildlife Refuge became a household name in 2016, not for its beautiful scenery or because 300 bird species flock there, but because a militant, anti-government group had taken over headquarters for 41 days, leading to a fatal shooting. Three years later, an Oregon symphony offers music as healing.

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The Birth Of A Bubblegum Empire: Big League Chew's Unlikely Portland Origin

Rob Nelson was a pitcher for the Portland Mavericks. A bullpen conversation led to the creation of Big League Chew, the bubblegum that's sold over 800 million pouches.

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Pacific Northwest College Of Art President Don Tuski Leaving

President Don Tuski is leaving the Pacific Northwest College of Art after three years on the job. 

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Song Premiere: TK & The Holy Know Nothings - 'Tunnel Of A Dream'

Hear a new ramshackle single from this impressive new project fronted by songwriter Taylor Kingman.

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The Four Top: Claudia Lucero | Juno DeMelo | Kyra Bussanich

Is the idea of "artisan dairy-free cheese" an oxymoron? Which—if any—sugar alternative is best? And how do food pros with medical conditions make restrictive diets work?

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Barry Lopez's New Book Looks Back On A Lifetime Of Attention To Detail

Legendary Oregon author Barry Lopez's new book is "Horizon."

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Mitchell Jackson's New Memoir Chronicles Growing Up Black In Portland

Mitchell Jackson's new memoir, "Survival Math," tells of his life growing up in Northeast Portland.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Hires Nataki Garrett As Artistic Director

Nataki Garrett arrives in August to take the baton from Bill Rauch.

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