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Vanessa Vanzieleghem

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Communicating About COVID-19 | Flood Damage In Eastern Oregon | New Deal Art

We get the latest updates on coronavirus in Oregon. Also, how could scientists communicating about science — and specifically the risks from the COVID-19 virus — be improved? And we find out how Umatilla county is recovering from extensive flood damage last month.

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COVID-19 Critique | Crow Behavior | Sand Labyrinths

A public health expert critiques the U.S. response to the COVID-19 virus. We meet sand artists, and hear about the fascinating world of crow behavior.

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Unproductive Legislative Session | Coronavirus Updates | Clam Gardens

What happened and didn't happen during Oregon's short and unproductive legislative session? And we get the latest on what Oregon and Washington are doing about coronavirus. Also, we learn what a clam garden is and how it reflects climate change policy.

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Oregon Lottery | Coal Lawsuit | Police Discipline

How is Oregon's new online betting program going? Also, inland states are challenging Washington state's decision to impede a terminal that would export their coal. And a new Oregon law would change the way police discipline works.

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News Roundtable | Coronavirus Business Impacts | Non-alcoholic Bar

We get opinions and analysis on the news of the week. Also, we find out how Oregon businesses are being affected by coronavirus. And learn about a possible new non-alcoholic bar.

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Cap And Trade | Walkout Politics | Intimacy Director

What would the cap and trade bill do? And are walkouts a common political strategy? Also, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has an intimacy director.

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News Roundtable | Latinx Farmers | Hair Discrimination

We get opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, a group of nonprofits is trying to increase the number of farms owned by Latinx residents. And lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban discrimination based on certain hairstyles.

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Antarctic Explorer Colin O’Brady Responds To Scrutiny

Aaron Teasdale’s new article in National Geographic magazine looks deeper into the claims made by Colin O’Brady in promoting his Polar expedition project and the subsequent book. Colin O’Brady responds on OPB's "Think Out Loud." 

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Unity Center | Colin O'Brady | Burning Trash

Adventurer Colin O'Brady responds to criticism from National Geographic. A reporter looks into the challenges facing Unity Center. And a new bill would change the regulations around municipal trash burning.

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Portland Winter Light Festival Lights Up The Night

The Portland Winter Light Festival, a public art show designed to bring light to the dark days of winter, runs through Saturday, Feb. 8.

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Timber Unity | Baroque Orchestra | Light Festival

Timber Unity will rally in Salem tomorrow. The Portland Baroque Orchestra is the third largest period orchestra in the country. The Portland Winter Light Festival aims to lighten up winter's dreary days.

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Mobile Museum Teaches Black History 101 In Portland

Dr. Khalid el-Hakim founded the Black History 101 Mobile Museum to teach the public about African American history. The museum came to Portland Community College campuses in January.

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Climate Change Policy | Indigenous Rights Attorney | Mobile Museum

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is creating a new climate policy. A mobile museum explores black history. And a tribal attorney is advocating to protect indigenous communities from the effects of climate change.