Category Archives: Audio/Visual

Innocence Project | Josephine County | Life Expectancy | Smoke Summit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A Redmond man who served over a year in prison for child sex abuse was released earlier this week after the Oregon Innocence Project helped find evidence to overturn his conviction. Five months after Josephine County sued the state of Oregon over state marijuana laws, a judge has found that the county has no standing to sue the state. […]
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Hunt for cougar that killed hiker closes campground, hiking trails

A large section of Mount Hood National Forest has been closed to the public as officials begin hunting for a cougar blamed for killing a hiker last week. Source: Hunt for cougar that killed hiker closes campground, hiking trails

Cranberry Hold Back | Eagle Creek Fire Documentaries – OPB’s Think Out Loud

American cranberry farmers have asked the federal government for permission to destroy a portion of their crop. The industry has struggled with an oversupply of berries for nearly two decades. Kim Patten, a cranberry extension specialist with Washington State University, joins us to discuss the implications for Oregon and Washington cranberry farmers. A year after the Eagle Creek Fire, middle […]
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Apprenticeship Training – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A pre-apprenticeship program at Rosemary Anderson High School trains women and people of color to enter the construction field. Joe McFerrin II is the CEO of Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, and William Parker is a student. Source: Apprenticeship Training | A History Of Evolution . Radio | OPB

Chronic Absenteeism | Carbon Neutral Buildings – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The rates of chronic absenteeism in Oregon schools is worse than in schools in many other states around the country. A new plan, along with new funding, may make a difference. We’ll hear all about it from Carla Wade, interim director of data operations and grants management at the Oregon Department of Education and Kenan Ginsberg, an attendance […]
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Airbnb|FEMA Youth Council – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A recent audit conducted by the city of Portland estimates nearly 80 percent of Portland’s short-term rentals are operating illegally. City officials say they’ve had difficulties enforcing city regulations because they don’t have access to user data that shows how many short-term rentals are operating in the city. We sit down with Marshall Runkel, Chief of Staff for […]
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Catching Up With Right 2 Dream, Too – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Portland homeless encampment Right 2 Dream, Too has been in its temporary location in the Lloyd district for about a year. We’ll talk to member of the neighborhood association and a camp resident about how it’s been going and what the future might hold for Right 2 Dream, Too. Our guests are Sarah Carlston with R2D2 and Keith […]
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Climate Change Drives Bigger, Wetter Storms — Storms Like Florence

Hurricane Florence — large, slow and full of moisture — is threatening to inundate the Southeast. It’s a type of storm that’s getting more likely to form. Hurricane Florence is moving relentlessly toward the Southeastern U.S. It’s a large, powerful cyclone that will likely bring storm surge and high winds to coastal communities. But climate scientists say one […]
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Behind Wildfire Suppression, A Human Toll

The Forest Service says too many wildland firefighters are exposed to hazards on the fire line and that it must change its ways. Families like the Hammacks know the stakes all too well. Jay Crawford was face-first against the dirt. Somehow, he was still alive. He looked around the forest and checked himself over to make […]
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Tracking Down Sex Partners From Years Earlier To Stop STDs’ Surge

In response to a spike in syphilis and gonorrhea cases, one Oregon county is sending medical sleuths to break the bad news in-person. Some people have no idea they’ve been exposed to an infection. The U.S. is in the middle of a steep and sustained increase in sexually transmitted diseases. So how are public health […]
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