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News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Economy | local | Recreation | News | Entertainment | NW Life | State of Wonder

Solar Eclipse Or Bust: Small Oregon Towns Grapple With How To Prepare For Thousands

The town of Spray, population 160, is bracing for 10,000 visitors and wondering, how do you begin to feed and house that many?

Arts | Fish & Wildlife | Recreation | Forestry | Flora and Fauna | NW Life | State of Wonder

A Hike In The Sky: The Path To Maya Lin's Sandy River Bird Blind

The Confluence Project's monument to species, placed amid a restored Sandy River Delta. 

local | Recreation | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Biking In Portland's Forest Park Draws Attention To Off-road Cycling Plan

Two representatives of the city's Off-Road Cycling Master Plan spoke to OPB's "Think Out Loud" about the proposal's benefits, but others have concerns about more biking in Forest Park.

Nation | NW Life | Arts | Recreation | History | News | Entertainment | Books | Think Out Loud

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

World | Agriculture | Arts | News | Recreation | State of Wonder

XOXO 2016 Fest Will Be Its Last — For Now

XOXO founders Andy McMillan and Andy Baio move their community onto Slack and into a workspace known as Outpost.

Sports | local | Recreation | News | Think Out Loud

Track Star Alexi Pappas Heads To Rio Olympics

This summer, former University of Oregon and current TrackTown USA star Alexi Pappas will lace up her running shoes for the Greek team at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

local | Recreation | News | Environment | Think Out Loud

Senator Merkley Not Opposed To Owyhee Monument Designation

Oregon's junior senator says he has urged the administration to address the concerns of locals.

local | NW Life | Arts | Recreation | State of Wonder

UX: Design For Space, Parking, Fly Fishing And The World

State of Wonder guest curator Elena Moon takes us through the world of user experience design, challenging us to think about what works and why.