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What You Need to Know About Oregon’s New Distracted Driving Law

Courtesy of OPB

Starting Oct. 1, drivers in Oregon can be pulled over for not only texting and talking on their cellphones, but also for navigating, using social media and any other “hands-on” cell phone and electronics use.
Repeat offenders … Continue Reading

Oregon Eclipse Festival Begins Thursday

Courtesy of Refinery 29

It’ll be easy enough to livestream next Monday’s total solar eclipse (or watch it from your backyard, if you’re lucky enough to live in the line of totality), but an astronomical event of this magnitude is … Continue Reading

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Falcon Heart on Sounds of PDX

Just days before the release of their debut record, Falcon Heart joined me to share some stories, influences, and the hard work behind making an album. Falcon Heart’s Catch The Windis a stellar collection of songs ranging from … Continue Reading

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Chris Margolin Album Release on Sounds of PDX

One week before releasing his latest LP, Chris Margolin and The Dead Bird Collection dropped by the show to debut the record for our listeners. On this episode of the program, Chris shared the events in his life that helped … Continue Reading

Paint Care Oregon

Ever had a paint job done at your house? If so, you’ll be familiar with what it entails – taped-up windows, shrouded furniture, the caustic smell of wet paint…and an annoying array of half-used paint cans.

Extra paint is handy … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503: On The Growth Track – Oregon’s Athletic Apparel Industry

Here there be giants – industry giants. Nike. Adidas. Columbia Sportswear. And newcomer Under Armour.

Oregon has been an unexpected magnet for athletic apparel companies since Nike moved its world headquarters to Beaverton in 1990. In the decades following, the … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503: The Sharing Economy

The term “sharing economy” has been bounced around as a savvy, economical alternative to traditional methods of exchanging goods and services. But what exactly is it?

The basic premise of the sharing economy is collaborative consumption – people share resources … Continue Reading

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Courtney Noe on Sounds of PDX

Recording artist Courtney Noe joins us on this episode of Sounds of PDX to talk about her creative process, thoughts on the Portland music scene, and her unique blending of music and fashion.

These days Portland isn’t known for its … Continue Reading

PODCAST: Biz503 Craft Beverages

If you know Oregon, you know that we’re in the middle of a craft-brewing craze. Portland alone boasts almost 60 breweries – that’s more than any city in the world! And we lead the U.S. in craft beer sales, with … Continue Reading

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The Secret Sea on Sounds of PDX: Songwriting

On this episode of Sounds of PDX we had special guest, The Secret Sea drop in to talk about songwriting and his new LP, Everest. We also had local singer/songwriter GLASYS join us for a stellar PDX Spotlight playlist … Continue Reading

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Kaiya On The Mountain on Sounds of PDX

Last week on the show we had special guests Kaiya On The Mountain  stop in to talk about their debut EP, Talking Wild. The topic for our show was “Debut Records” so we got to hear a handful of great … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503 Solving Poverty: Programs that Work

Incredibly, most Oregon families in poverty are working families. And, in some parts of downtown Portland, as many as 60 percent of residents have incomes below the federal poverty level.

Tent camping and sidewalk sleeping is so widespread in Portland … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503: Should Corporate Taxes be Higher?

Measure 97 – an innocuous name for a contentious proposal to raise corporate taxes in Oregon.

Formally known as Initiative Petition 28, the measure will be presented to Oregon voters on the November ballot. If it passes, Measure 97 would … Continue Reading

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Stephanie Scelza on Songs from the Source

Portland wailer and single cat-mom, Stephanie Scelza is an east coast transplant who in her words, “has no sense of decency or propriety”. (She studied opera throughout her youth, leads a soul band in PDX, was Raw Artist of the … Continue Reading

Wilderness Warriors: Helping Veterans, Celebrating the Outdoors

It’s a question veterans, their families, psychologists and friends ponder: How does a soldier return to civilian life?

Wilderness Warriors doesn’t pretend to have the answer. But the nonprofit offers up a very Oregon kind of solution – get veterans … Continue Reading

PODCAST Biz503: Women In Sci/Tech Careers

The statistics change from year to year, but the story they tell is the same: There’s a significant gender gap in technology and science-related fields.

Although women make up roughly half of the U.S. population, they’re a distinct minority in … Continue Reading

Northwest Outward Bound School

Most Oregonians know that heading into the wilds and the woods can change a person. And change is what the nonprofit Northwest Outward Bound School wants to be part of.

Since it’s founding in 1965, the program has been … Continue Reading

Ty Curtis brings new album to Blues Fest

Fans turned out in droves to enjoy the music of young blues-rock phenomenon Ty Curtis at the Safeway Waterfront Blues Festival last year.

With the festival now upon us – it starts today at Portland’s Tom McCall Waterfront Park and … Continue Reading

1000 Friends of Oregon

Do they really have 1,000 friends?

The nonprofit 1000 Friends of Oregon can confidently say “yes” to that question. In fact, that’s only part of their well-supported organization’s strength. They’re a group that advocates, researches and educates on issues of … Continue Reading

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Tasty Tuesday : GYRM & Pozole To The People

We all know that person who can create delicious recipes and cook like nobody’s business. You might even have told them they should be selling their food directly to the public. They might even be offering their wonderful wares on … Continue Reading

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