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MacGregor Campbell


MacGregor Campbell is a science writer and animator based in Portland. He has worked with OPB, PBS Education, the Economist Intelligence Unit, and Nieman Storyboard, among others. He is also a correspondent for New Scientist, a popular science weekly published out of the UK. There he writes news and features about cutting edge science and technology, and produces a monthly series of “Explanimation” videos. His first real job was teaching math in the city of Compton.

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Recent Articles

Economy | local | Politics | News

Visual FAQ: What Trump’s Tax Cuts Mean For Oregonians

With tax deadlines looming, here's a visual look at how the GOP tax cuts will affect people in the northwest.

Entertainment | Nation | Communities | NW Life | Arts | local | News | 2017: The Year In Review

OPB's Favorite Videos From 2017

Here’s a look back at some of our favorite videos of 2017.

History | Health | NW Life | local | The Vietnam War

Resources For Veterans And Survivors

For veterans, war survivors and non-service members needing help, here are available resources.

Nation | Communities | News | History | Education | Science | OPB's Coverage Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse 2017

Watch: Why Eclipses Have Always Fascinated Us

One event links ancient mythology, the world's first computer and Albert Einstein. It's happening in Oregon on Aug. 21.

local | News | Environment

Debating Dams: What's The Best Way To Protect Salmon?

How to best protect salmon along the Columbia and Snake rivers is a hotly-debated question. Our video explores one of the most controversial options.

Nation | local | News | Environment

Watch: How The Hanford Tunnel Failed

Declassified blueprints show how a radioactive emergency happened at Hanford — and why it likely won't be the last.

Entertainment | History | NW Life | Arts | News | Oregon History

The Portlander Who Inspired Krusty The Clown

Before there was Krusty, there was Rusty. Meet the Portlander who inspired "The Simpsons" Krusty the Clown.

Air | Health | Fish & Wildlife | Communities | Forestry | local | Science | News | Water | History | Land | Land use | Environment

Battle Ready

The secret history of the U.S. military’s environmental legacy in the Northwest.