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It’s the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. A march of chainsaws clear-cuts the country’s last available ancient forests. Protesters bury themselves in front of bulldozers and spend months sitting in the tallest trees in the world. And at the center, the Northern Spotted Owl becomes the most controversial bird in the country. The "Timber Wars" podcast tells the story of how this conflict reshaped the Northwest and the nation as a whole, in ways we’re dealing with still. For more, sign up for OP ...
 
RTHK's English-language current affairs programme that takes "The Pulse" of Hong Kong ... and the world around it. "The Pulse" is presented by locally and internationally known journalist and writer Steve Vines. Its focus? The latest events and trends that affect Hong Kong - from the corridors of power and business boardrooms, to the streets and dai pai dongs. "The Pulse" is politics. What's happening in the Legislative Council and on the streets right now. "The Pulse" is the media, informin ...
 
“This Week Back Then” is a podcast and blog series born out of Professor Catherine McNeur’s HST411/511 Public History Lab: Podcasts and History course. Students did research, wrote scripts and blog posts, produced and edited podcasts, and collaborated with classmates to bring history to a broad audience. The class worked with producers at KBOO (90.7) to learn recording and editing skills. The students’ podcasts, posted here, will be broadcast during KBOO’s news hour each Monday starting in J ...
 
www.knowthename.com SHARON LYNN WYETH graduated from the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics at the age of twenty. She began teaching that same year in a public Junior High School in California. During her three years there, she obtained her Master of Arts degree from Azusa-Pacific University in education administration with an emphasis in math. After her initial teaching assignment, Sharón moved to Germany where she taught for the Department of Defense Sc ...
 
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COVID-19 rates are at the highest level they’ve ever been in Oregon. For almost 10 months, frontline workers have been facing the virus head-on. Now, medical professionals are working longer hours as more ICU beds keep filling up. We speak to two health care workers in Oregon who have been caring for COVID-19 patients since March.…
 
Lawmakers are working on a proposal that would extend the state’s eviction moratorium. Currently it’s set to expire at the end of the year. The new proposal would allow renters to delay rental payments until June 30th, and not be evicted from their homes. The proposal also creates a fund for landlords whose tenants cannot pay rent. Representative J…
 
Eight years ago, OPB began following a group of children in Portland as they started kindergarten. Now the class of 2025 is in middle school, living in a world where school and social drama meet a pandemic, online learning, and an economic downturn. We'll hear the first episode of the latest Class of 2025 podcast.…
 
A Black teenager was shot and killed by a white man in an Ashland hotel parking lot last week. Robert Paul Keegan killed Aidan Ellison, 19, after the two argued over music played in Ellison’s car. A vigil is being held for Ellison today at the Jackson County Courthouse. We talk with Precious Edmonds, a spokesperson for Southern Oregon Black Leaders…
 
After the Civil War ended, Gen. Oliver Otis Howard was put in charge of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the first social welfare organization in this country. But after the efforts of Reconstruction collapsed, Howard got as far away from the politics of Washington, D.C. as he could — he came to Portland. And it was in Oregon t…
 
For residents in long-term care facilities, the realities of COVID-19 have made it very difficult to see their loved ones. While some have been able to visit outdoors, most visitors haven’t been allowed inside facilities for months — except for a brief two week window — as coronavirus cases continue to surge. We speak with Oregon’s long-term care o…
 
Courthouses across Oregon have a backlog of civil and family trials. The coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for judges to plan trials and hear case motions as courthouse hours and in-person appearances are limited. This leaves families and people seeking financial redress in difficult, sometimes dangerous situations. Sonya Fischer is a fami…
 
COVID-19 rates in Oregon are at the highest they’ve ever been. OPB Health Reporter Amelia Templeton has been covering the pandemic since March, and recently spoke with health professionals about the increasing spread of COVID-19 in Oregon as the holidays grow closer. We get details from Templeton, as well as a doctor and epidemiologist, on the high…
 
For many people, this holiday season may be quite different from usual. Large family gatherings may be off the table, but your favorite foods are still there to provide consolation. What foods do you turn to for comfort and reassurance? What foods remind you of the people you won’t be able to spend time with this year?…
 
In the 1920s, the Osage were considered the richest people per capita in the world, thanks to oil wells on their land. But in the early 1920s, about two dozen tribal members were killed mysteriously. Author David Grann delves into those deaths and the conspiracy behind them in his book “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of…
 
George Saunders is the author of numerous short story collections, including Tenth of December, In Persuasion Nation, and Pastoralia. His most recent novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, was a New York Times bestseller, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Saunders has won a Guggenheim, a McArthur, and many other awards. We spoke to him in 2017 in fro…
 
As coronavirus cases and deaths skyrocket across Oregon, pandemic fatigue is setting in. In some rural areas, skepticism about the governor’s new restrictions on businesses and social gatherings is common. Reporters in rural areas have been writing about how some local officials and community members are flouting the state’s restrictions. We check …
 
Portland’s Homelessness and Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program does a lot of outreach to people living on the streets. They are also responsible for fielding angry calls and emails from housed residents who are upset by the presence or behavior of campers. Lucas Hillier, Katie Lindsay and Jonathan Lewis describe the work of the HUCIRP team.…
 
All 3 and 4-year-olds in Multnomah County will have access to free preschool, as promised by a ballot measure that was overwhelmingly approved by voters. Kimberly Melton is one of the people in charge of working out the mechanics of turning the new tax on high-income earners into preschool for all.By Oregon Public Broadcasting
 
Oregon recently became the first state in the nation to approve the therapeutic use of psilocybin. The measure that legalized the therapy directs the Oregon Health Authority to create a state-licensed, psilocybin-assisted therapy program over the next two years. We hear from two people who have used psilocybin therapy: Chad Kuske, a retired Navy SE…
 
Oregon hospitals are worried that they will soon start to hit capacity with people infected by COVID-19. Maxine Dexter, a pulmonary and critical care physician in Clackamas County, has been taking care of some of the sickest COVID-19 patients in Oregon since the pandemic began. Dexter is also a house representative for Oregon’s 33rd district. We ta…
 
If you’ve been enjoying Timber Wars, there’s a new show you should check out. It’s about a weird and wonderful bird: the greater sage-grouse. You’ll find these creatures in wide open sagebrush country, trying to hang on alongside oil and gas drilling, recreational activity, development and ranching, which puts them right in the center of a controve…
 
Artists in Oregon and throughout the country have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Live music performances and touring, which most musicians previously relied on, have dried up. New state orders to try to bring skyrocketing COVID-19 case rates down mean that for a lot of musicians, the struggle that began in March with the full shutdown i…
 
Khanh Pham has spent decades working in community organizing and climate policy. She built the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon’s climate justice program, and worked on the campaign for the Portland Clean Energy Fund. Now, she’s heading to Salem, where she will serve in the House of Representatives representing East Portland. Pham will also…
 
After some tense moments at racial justice protests in Klamath Falls this summer, residents asked the city to form an equity task force. Members of that task force have called on the city council to adopt language stating that racism and economic inequity are a societal crisis in Klamath Falls. Public testimony about that proposal grew heated last …
 
The story of how a small group of activists and scientists fought to save America's last old growth forests, and in the process upended the Pacific Northwest, turned environmental conflicts into culture wars, and transformed the very way we see the natural world. Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and 30 Minutes West, with original music by Lau…
 
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