Harriet Tubman Middle School sits above Interstate 5, causing substantial air quality problems at the school. The campus opened as a middle school this year with a new, expensive system for improving the air. 

Harriet Tubman Middle School sits above Interstate 5, causing substantial air quality problems at the school. The campus opened as a middle school this year with a new, expensive system for improving the air. 

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  • What can observations of the earth from space tell us about weather patterns and climate change? Former NASA Scientist Michael Freilich will answer that question in his talk on the Oregon State Cascades campus, called “There is no ‘Planet B’.

 

  

  • The Native American sketch comedy group, the 1491s, initially said “no” when the Oregon Shakespeare Festival approached them about writing a play. But eventually the five-member group relented, and tackled Native American history with humor in the play “Between Two Knees.” Bobby Wilson is a member of the 1491s and Robert Franklin is the Native American Student and Community Center at PSU, which is sending students down to Ashland to see the play.

 

  

  • We conclude our series of conversations about the present and future of Interstate 5 with Kris Strickler, who will be the new director of the Oregon Department of Transportation (pending state senate confirmation). We’ll focus on the stretch of the highway that cuts through Portland, including the planned expansion in the Rose Quarter and the ongoing process to replace the bridge over the Columbia.

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