Category Archives: Audio/Visual

Feds Reverse Course On Use Of Cyanide “Bombs” On Wildlife

The debate over the use of “cyanide bombs” to kill wildlife took a couple of turns of late. After the Oregon legislature passed a law banning their use, the federal EPA filed plans to continue the use of the M-44 devices in other states. Source: Feds Reverse Course On Use Of Cyanide “Bombs” On Wildlife […]
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‘OPB Politics Now’: Fallout From The 2019 Oregon Legislative Session

It feels like the Oregon legislative session just ended, but we are already seeing the fallout from some of the laws that passed. Public-sector labor unions are suing the state seeking to overturn a new law that reduces their pensions. And another new law aimed at narrowing the death penalty might affect more murder cases than lawmakers […]
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Incarcerated Women Help Recover Rare Northwest Butterfly Species

Inside Oregon’s only women’s prison, Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, a butterfly conservation lab is helping to recover a rare Northwest species of butterfly. Women incarcerated there make up the team of butterfly technicians and lab assistants powering the conservation work. Source: Incarcerated Women Help Recover Rare Northwest Butterfly Species . News | OPB

Protest Preview | News Roundtable | Police Oversight – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The news roundtable will take up some of the biggest news of the week, including the upcoming protest in Portland. We’ll also hear from the community advisory board to the Portland Police. Community oversight is a required part of the Portland Police Bureau’s settlement agreement with the federal government. That community oversight has taken several […]
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Idaho sage grouse numbers have dropped 52% since 2016

State Library Ed. Note: The story mentions Oregon’s population is down 25%. In 2015 the federal government declared the sage grouse did not need endangered species act protection. Since then population counts plummeted in several states, including Idaho. The federal government decided in September 2015 not to list the sage-grouse as an endangered species. Since […]
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Some Rural Hospitals Overcome Recruitment Challenges

Recruiting doctors to come to work in rural hospitals has always been a challenge, especially in a hot job market. But some hospitals in remote areas are finding ways to lure much-needed talent. In the central Idaho community of Arco, where Lost Rivers Medical Center is located, the elk and bear outnumber the human population […]
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Migrant Leaders | Women On Bikes | Tracking Hate – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Children of migrant farmers in Eastern Oregon do not always have access to college and career planning tools. Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute, a weeklong summer camp serving migrant students in the area, wants to change that. Though reported hate crimes in Oregon rose 125 percent between 2013 and 2017, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates […]
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California’s Largest Legal Weed Farms Face Conflict In Wine Country

What makes California great wine country also makes it great for growing marijuana. Santa Barbara County has some of the nation’s biggest legal pot farms, which leads to conflicts with other farmers. The Santa Rita Hills, nestled in Santa Barbara County, are ideal for pinot noir, a notoriously finicky grape. That’s why Kathy Joseph came […]
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Why An Effective Opioid Addiction Treatment Is Not Stocked In Many Pharmacies 

It can be hard enough finding a doctor who prescribes buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction. But patients also report difficulty with pharmacies that refuse to stock the drug. Louis Morano knows what he needs, and he knows where to get it. Morano, 29, has done seven stints in rehab for opioid addiction […]
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Immigration | Yaks | Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Trump administration announced policy changes that will make it harder for legal immigrants who use public benefits like Medicaid or food stamps to get green cards and U.S. citizenship. We get more on how these changes are likely to impact Oregon residents from Beth Englander, an attorney for the Oregon Law Center, and Estela […]
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