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- Nike, Adidas and other sports apparel companies have come under scrutiny for their funding of youth sports leagues. In some cases, the coaches of those leagues are also the parents of star athletes who the companies are sponsoring. The Oregonian/OregonLive reporter Jeff Manning tells us about his investigation into the world of grassroots sports leagues.
- On the U.N.’s International Day of Happiness, we talk with Christine Carter, a sociologist and happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Center for the Greater Good. She tells us what the research says about what works to create happiness, and how happiness is different from gratification or pleasure. And she weighs in on some of the messages appearing on billboards in Portland, put up by the Vancouver, Washington, based group The Joy Team.
- A report released last week by the Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries details the damage that a major earthquake would cause in the Portland area. California seismologist Lucy Jones tells us what the Northwest can learn about preventing damage in an earthquake from her state.