Category Archives: Audio/Visual

Closed Oregon Trails In Columbia River Gorge Jam Trailheads On Washington Side

More than 30 popular hiking trails on the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge remain closed because of hazards left in the wake of last year’s Eagle Creek wildfire. That has park rangers wrangling crowds on the unburned Washington side of the Gorge. Unsafe conditions will likely keep many trails on the Oregon side […]
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Oregon’s Opioid Deaths Rate Drops As Numbers Rise Across The Nation

The death rate from opioids continues to increase across the U.S. But in Oregon, it’s actually decreased over the past few years — by as much as 25 percent. So, what’s Oregon doing differently? The death rate from opioids continues to increase across the United States. But in Oregon, it has actually decreased over the past […]
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The Opioid Crisis Is Surging In Black, Urban Communities

Opioid overdose deaths among middle-aged black men have increased 245 percent in the past three years in Washington, D.C. The current drug addiction crisis began in rural America, but it’s quickly spreading to urban areas and into the African-American population in cities across the country. Source: The Opioid Crisis Is Surging In Black, Urban Communities […]
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Washington State Parks | Philomath Robot  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The closure of several Oregon hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge after the Eagle Creek Fire has sent more visitors to Washington State Parks’ Gorge trails. Meryl Lipman, a spokeswoman for Washington State Parks, tells us what hikers should expect when they head to Washington. Small food delivery robots called DAX are roaming the sidewalks […]
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Opioids And Marijuana – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that states with legal medical marijuana have lower rates of prescribing opioids. Dr. Katrina Hedberg of the Oregon Health Authority tells us what the study means for Oregon. Source: Opioids And Marijuana | Harbor Of Hope | The Lullaby Project | Soul’d Out Suit . Radio | OPB

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden Open To Possible Facebook Regulation

  Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, R-Hood River, says companies like Facebook and Google have enormous power because of the share of the advertising market they control. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, will testify in front of U.S. House and Senate committees in Washington, D.C. this week about recent user privacy and data scandals. […]
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States Turn To National Guard To Help Protect Future Elections From Hackers

Election officials have traditionally focused on a smooth voting experience, but after the 2016 elections, they’ve also had to focus on cybersecurity. In elections past, the integrity of the vote was protected by poll workers and election officials. But in 2018 and likely beyond, elections are being protected by people like the anonymous man who […]
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Can schools juggle hardened security with welcoming culture?

Since the shooting massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, there have been calls for adding guns at U.S. schools. On the outskirts of San Antonio, Texas, one district has their own school police force, with more than 100 officers covering 117 schools. Special correspondent Lisa Stark of Education Week reports on how schools are […]
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Discrimination in Southern Oregon – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Fifty years after the Fair Housing Act was passed, a panel hosted by the Oregon Historical Society examined the history of discrimination in Southern Oregon and its lasting effects on the region today. Two of the panelists, Louise Dix, an education specialist for the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, and Chelsea Rose, a historical archaeologist […]
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Another Place Plastics Are Turning Up: Organic Fertilizer From Food Waste

Turning food waste into fertilizer is popular in parts of Europe and is catching on in the U.S. But tiny plastics are also making their way into that fertilizer — and into the food chain. Tiny particles of plastic are showing up all over the world, floating in the ocean, buried in soil, in food […]
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