The Milepost 97 fire burns along Interstate 5 in Douglas County, Ore., on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

The Milepost 97 fire burns along Interstate 5 in Douglas County, Ore., on Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 

Courtesy of Douglas Forest Protective Association

 

  

  • The first big fire in Oregon this wildfire season has now consumed more than 11,000 acres. OPB reporter Emily Cureton tells us about the Milepost 97 fire.

 

  

  • As Portland’s population grows — bringing more cars, more traffic, and more greenhouse gas emissions — what’s the future of the biggest interstate that cuts through the heart of the city? This summer, we’re having a series of conversations about Interstate 5. Next up: Chris Outen, a city driver for FedEx Freight shares his decades of experience as a professional driver in the Portland area.

 

  

  • Since 2015, the number of whales that get tangled in West Coast fishery equipment has increased from ten per year to upwards of 50. Oregon fisheries have new plans to understand and stop whale entanglement, but some anglers worry the rules could hurt their industry. We learn more from Oregon marine expert Caren Braby and longtime commercial fisherman Bob Eder.

 

  

  • Organizing a circus is no easy task. Ring-leading a month-long floating circus in a boat down the Willamette River is even harder. We ask Jason Webley, a performer and organizer with the Flotsam river circus, how his traveling performance experiment from Corvallis to Portland is going this summer.

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