Launching of the ROV Hercules from the E/V Nautilus on the dive to search for the meteorite fragments off the Washington coast.

Launching of the ROV Hercules from the E/V Nautilus on the dive to search for the meteorite fragments off the Washington coast.

Susan Poulton/Ocean Exploration Trust

  • In early March, a meteorite plummeted into the Pacific off the Washington coast — a bang so big many feared it was an earthquake. The meteorite was the largest since 1990. Two weeks ago, scientist Marc Fries joined the E/V Nautilus in the first directed attempt to excavate fragments of a meteor from the ocean floor.
  • Kathleen Rockwell (aka “Klondike Kate”) spent the last decades of a long and storied life as a homesteader in Central Oregon. In 2015 her legacy returned to Bend — in the form of a massive rock collection. We listen back to an interview with Kelly Cannon-Miller, Executive director for the Deschutes County Historical Society, about Klondike Kate.

  • An internal review of Oregon’s medical marijuana program has found severe staffing shortages, and insufficient and inaccurate tracking at the Oregon Health Authority. OHA Director Patrick Allen tells us about the report, and what it will take to fix the problems.

 

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