Category Archives: Audio/Visual

Grocery Tax Ban | Jeff Goodell On Climate Change – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Measure 103 would amend the Oregon Constitution to bar new taxes on grocery sales. That would include taxes on sodas and other sugary drinks that some public health groups have advocated for. If passed, the measure could also affect the ability to enact a gross receipts tax in Oregon. Opponents and proponents of Measure 103 […]
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Abortion Measure |TriMet Fare Enforcement – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Measure 106 would prohibit state funding for most abortions. The federal government already bans Medicaid funding for abortion, except in cases of rape or incest or to save a mother’s life. Oregon is one of 17 states that uses its own money to provide abortions to women eligible for Medicaid. Measure 106 would put an […]
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ROSEBUD ORIGINAL VIDEO: Smoke is Back

Wildfire smoke returned to the Rogue Valley on Friday, and it was thick enough to warrant postponing local football games. Cancellations have a cascading effect on Medford activities, with less event related traffic throughout the evening. While the football stadiums sat empty, I visited local businesses to investigate the impact on their sales. Paul Cloutier, […]
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Shakespeare In Prison – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We find out how the Coffee Creek women’s prison came to serve as the unlikely backdrop for a production of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” and what the directors are hoping for on the eve of the one and only public performance of this all-inmate production. We’re joined in studio by Carla Grant of Open Hearts Open […]
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‘OPB Politics Now:’ Breaking Down Measures 105 And 106

Oregon is a consistently liberal state. Yet conservative activists have succeeded in putting measures on the November ballot that would change state law on abortion and immigration. On this week’s “OPB Politics Now,” OPB news director Anna Griffin, senior political reporter Jeff Mapes and reporters Dirk VanderHart and Conrad Wilson break down Measures 105 and […]
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Old Growth Could Be Key For Native Songbird Species To Beat Climate-Change Heat

Increasingly hot and dry summers in Oregon and Washington have started to effect some of our most impressive travelers – the songbirds that migrate thousands of miles to breed here each spring. Hankyu Kim has gotten inside the head of the hermit warbler. He knows what makes the tiny songbird tick. “These birds are territorial […]
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Brown, Buehler on Oregon economy, homelessness

Debate for Oregon’s Future next Tuesday, hosted by KOIN 6 News. The economy is often an issue in campaigns. Homelessness rarely is, but in this year’s race for Oregon governor, both issues are taking a large role. KOIN 6 News anchor Jeff Gianola sat down with Kate Brown and Knute Buehler for extensive one-on-one interviews. […]
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Central Oregon Program Aims To Help Doctors Combat Burnout

Half of all doctors report at least one symptom of burnout. A new program in Central Oregon aims to help keep them happy and healthy on the job. Lynn McDonald practiced medicine in Bend for 27 years. His wife, Jan, said he excelled in the often-chaotic, fast-moving environment of an emergency room. “The great thing about […]
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Fire Ecologists Say More Fires Should Be Left To Burn. So Why Aren’t They?

Fire ecologists are urging forest managers to allow more wildfires to burn on the landscape to help thin overgrown forests. Many challenges stand in the way. When a wildfire starts, whether by lightning or human hand, it is almost always smothered. Firefighters and aircraft are dispatched at the first sign of smoke. Ground crews build […]
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FAA Budget Bill Could Bring Changes To Air Ambulance Business

Medevac helicopter companies are on the congressional radar, as a funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration nears passage. Consumer protections against deceptive practices could become law. Air ambulance rides can be lifesavers. But how much should they cost? In the ongoing, crowdsourced “Bill of the Month” investigation, NPR and Kaiser Health News have received […]
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