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Weekend Protests Analysis | Ranchers And Tariffs | Lamprey

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 19, 2019

The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo. Portland's mayor and police chief weigh in on the latest high profile protests. And ranchers fear fluctuations in beef prices due to tariffs.

21-Year-Old Benton County Farmer Tries To Make A Career With Yaks

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2019

Nick Hazelton, 21, knew he would be a farmer — he just didn’t want to raise cows or chickens. When Nick was 15 he came across yaks while researching exotic farm animals online. Now, he cares for a herd of 25 yaks. 

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Protest Preview | News Roundtable | Police Oversight

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2019

The news roundtable will take up some of the biggest news of the week, including the upcoming protest in Portland. We'll also hear from the community advisory board to the Portland Police.

Migrant Leaders | Women On Bikes | Tracking Hate

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 15, 2019

A summer camp gives opportunity to children of migrant farmers. A group wants to improve how the city responds to hate incidents. Also, how is the bicycle a tool for social activism?

Immigration | Yaks | Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2019

How might Oregon residents be affected by new federal rules on public benefits? What's it like to raise yaks in the Northwest? Also, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has a new Artistic Director.

Mobile Home Co-op | Nature Prescriptions | Endangered Species

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2019

Some doctors are giving prescriptions to get outdoors. A mobile home park in Washington recently became a cooperative. The federal government has made changes to the Endangered Species Act.

I-5 | Homeless Lawsuit | Missing Orcas | Levees

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2019

What would freeway expansion mean for the school that sits right near it? Where have the missing Puget Sound orcas gone? A lawsuit about homelessness will go forward in Grants Pass. The levees on the Columbia River move closer to being repaired.

Activists Surveilled | News Roundtable | Sucker Fish | Family Leave

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2019

Police have been monitoring environmental activists trying to stop a natural gas terminal. Oregon's paid family leave bill is signed today. Tribes and the federal government are working to save the sucker fish. And we discuss other news of the week.

Earthquakes | Totem Pole | African American Footwear Forum

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2019

Oregon is falling behind on earthquake preparedness. Students build a totem pole at a Eugene high school. Portland hosts the African American Footwear Forum. 

Kratom | Tofurky Labeling | Wind Power

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 7, 2019

What exactly is the drug kratom? Why is the Oregon company Tofurky suing the state of Arkansas? How has wind power transformed Sherman County?

Prayer Vigil | Women In Tech | Ashland Ordinance | Giant Wasps

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2019

A prayer vigil is held in Portland for gun violence victims. White tech workers believe diversity efforts are working. Ashland police want to know suspects' names and dates of birth. An outbreak of large wasps in Central Oregon.

Bradford Island Cleanup | Border Facilities | National Guard | Trucker School

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 5, 2019

Resident fish caught near Bradford Island are not safe to eat because of pollution. A Springfield pediatrician tells us about conditions she saw at immigration facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border. And a retired truck driver has started a school to train more drivers. 

News Roundtable | Local Media | PCT Hiking

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2019

What's the biggest news of the week? What's the future of local media? What's it like to hike the Pacific Crest Trail in 2019?

Food Banks | Chuck Klosterman

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 1, 2019

Portland author Chuck Klosterman's calls his new book "fictional nonfiction." Also, the Oregon Food Bank has an excess of food this year because of the trade war.


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