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NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director


What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

Photo: Photo Courtesy NASA

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Vancouver Veterinarian


We hear opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, we listen back to an interview with the local star of the Animal Planet show "Amanda to the Rescue."

Photo: Gabriel Nivera/Animal Planet

Exquisite Creatures | Deafness, Identity And Voice


Oregon-based artist Christopher Marley makes art from dead creatures. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness.

Photo: Courtesy Christopher Marley Studio

REBROADCAST: Leni Zumas On "Red Clocks"


Leni Zumas talks with April Baer about her novel, "Red Clocks."

DOC Workers | Social Studies | Lead Bullets


The Oregon Department of Corrections has built employee wellness centers. The Oregon Zoo has hired a hunter to teach other hunters about lead bullets. And how do social studies teachers teach the current political moment?

Photo: Heath Druzin/Boise State Public Radio

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NASA Climate Director | Native American Play | ODOT Director

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2019

What can we learn about climate change from space? Also, a new play at Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes up Native American history. And the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation tells us about the Interstate 5 expansion.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Vancouver Veterinarian

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2019

We hear opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, we listen back to an interview with the local star of the Animal Planet show "Amanda to the Rescue."

Exquisite Creatures | Deafness, Identity And Voice

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2019

Oregon-based artist Christopher Marley makes art from dead creatures. Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness.

Q&A: 'Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements'

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2019

Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's new film explores her son's deafness and much more in her film "Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements." 

REBROADCAST: Leni Zumas On "Red Clocks"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 9, 2019

Leni Zumas talks with April Baer about her novel, "Red Clocks."

DOC Workers | Social Studies | Lead Bullets

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 8, 2019

The Oregon Department of Corrections has built employee wellness centers. The Oregon Zoo has hired a hunter to teach other hunters about lead bullets. And how do social studies teachers teach the current political moment?

College Athletes | Non-Compete Agreements | Chown Hardware

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2019

Will California's new law affect Oregon college athletes? Has a law changing non-compete agreements affected Oregon workers? And the oldest hardware store in Portland has been around since before there were light bulbs.

The Oldest Hardware Store In Portland Celebrates 140 Years

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 7, 2019

The Chown family is celebrated the 140th birthday of the store now known as Chown Hardware.

NW ICE Officers | REBROADCAST: 'Ask For Jane' Activist

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2019

How do Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in the Northwest use social media and online tools to find people who are in the country illegally to arrest? And we listen back to our conversation with activist Judith Arcana.   

REBROADCAST: The Dreamers

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2019

Portland author Karen Thompson Walker's book "The Dreamers" explores a world where people can catch a disease that puts them to sleep.

Earthquake Infrastructure | Salazar Ban | School Librarians

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 2, 2019

Alberto Salazar has been sanctioned for violating anti-doping rules. Portland water pipes would be nearly destroyed in a big earthquake. How has the role of school librarians changed over the years?

Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 1, 2019

The Yurok Tribe has declared personhood rights for the Klamath River. A new study found that sage grouse wearing transmitters are more likely to die. National leaders weigh in on the Portland Police contract.

Lane County Justice | Police Reform Advocate | Banned Books

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2019

State libraries have had a record year of requests to ban books. A police reform advocate in Seattle just got a MacArthur "genius" grant. And a new investigation looks at how Lane County justice system deals with mentally ill defendants.

REBROADCAST: Jacqueline Woodson

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 27, 2019

We listen back to a conversation with author and poet Jacqueline Woodson in front of an audience at Literary Arts in downtown Portland recorded last March.

Forests, Oceans & Climate Change | Hydrogen Energy | Cheryle Kennedy

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2019

Forests and Oceans bear the brunt of climate change, but they offer opportunities to help reverse it. Also, could hydrogen fuel production be coming to the Pacific Northwest? And Cheryle Kennedy, the chair of the Grand Ronde tribe, recently won a national award.

Impeachment History | Klamath Falls Air Base | Zero Waste | E-Books

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2019

What does it take to live a waste-free lifestyle? What is the history of impeachment? How do libraries deal with e-books? Also, an Oregon Air National Guard base may be losing money to the border wall.

Bird Migration | Superintendent Of The Year | Female Pilots

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 24, 2019

A new documentary highlights the 7% of pilots who are women. The Portland Audobon urges people to turn off lights at night to help birds. And the Eugene superintendent was named Oregon Superintendent of the Year.

Transgender Attacks | Shooting Survivor | Weight And Recovery

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2019

Several transgender women have been attacked in Oregon recently. A woman who survived a mass shooting has written a handbook to support other survivors. And we discuss the role of unhealthy eating in recovery programs.

News Roundtable | Climate Strike | Fantastic Fungi

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2019

Students all around the world are walking out of classrooms for action on climate change. Mushroom researcher Paul Stamets is featured in a new film. And we get opinions and analysis on the week's news.

Facial Recognition | Highway 199 | Homeless Survey

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2019

Portland is considering restricting facial recognition software. Rural Highway 199 is one of the most dangerous in the state. And a new report asked homeless Portlanders how they would like first responders to treat them.


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