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BPA Exposure
5:38 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Study Challenges BPA Exposure

A new study out of the Pacific Northwest has found people may be exposed to far less of the chemical BPA than previously thought. BPA, also known as bisphenol A, has been linked to genital defects, early onset of puberty and obesity.

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Oregon Health System
4:45 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Oregon Seen As Health Care Model For Other States

Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber
Credit Oregon Public Broadcasting

Governor John Kitzhaber says the feds are calling Oregon's health system a model for other states. Money goes along with that.

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Fish Labeling
7:32 am
Fri February 22, 2013

New Report Shows Fish Mislabeling Nationwide

Fish served in restaurants nationwide may not be what it appears, according to a new report.
Credit Photo by Wikipedia user Alpha / Wikimedia Commons

That nice piece of fish you might order at a restaurant or pick up from the grocery store may not actually be the type of fish you think it is. In fact, 1/3 of the seafood sold in restaurants, grocery stores and sushi bars may be mislabeled. That’s according to a new report released by an environmental group that advocates for ocean health.

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GMO Labeling Debate
7:11 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Washington Senate Panel Hears Debate On GMO Labeling

A Washington State Senate Committee heard testimony last week regarding the state initiative that calls for labeling genetically modified foods. Steve Jackson has more.

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Defense Cuts
5:13 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Boeing Plans More Defense Side Cuts

Across-the-board spending cuts known as the sequester are set to take place next Friday if Congress doesn’t reach a deal.

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Mislabeled Fish
4:50 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

'Fish Fraud' Lower In Seattle And Portland

Seafood displayed at Seattle's Pike Place Market.
Credit Daniel Schwen / Wikimedia Commons

Seattle and Portland are among the best cities in the country to buy fish that is accurately labeled. That's according to a new report by a marine conservation group.

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Station Announcements
1:17 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Meet NWPR's Thom Kokenge In Ellensburg

All Things Considered host Thom Kokenge spent several happy years living in Ellensburg, and is very excited to go back there to meet Northwest Public Radio listeners, on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1.

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Music + Culture
12:03 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Robin Rilette Critiques Apple's Classical Top 10 List

Classical Music Director Robin Rilette at home in the Northwest Public Radio studio at Washington State University.

Republished from WSUNews 

When Forbes magazine writer Connie Guglielmo received iTunes' list on the top 10 "must-own classical music” recordings of all time, it brought out the skeptic in her. So, she turned to Robin Rilette, Northwest Public Radio's music director, to review the list and give her professional opinion.  

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Oregon Health Workers
6:45 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Community Health Workers Aim To Save Oregon Money And Improve Care

Health care eats up a lot of money. The aim of the Affordable Care Act is to help reduce the cost and increase access.

In Oregon, the state has embarked on an ambitious journey to improve health outcomes while trimming expenses. It’s being done through CCOs or Coordinated Care Organizations. One aspect is the use of community health workers, who visit patients in their homes to try and prevent costly trips to the emergency room.

KLCC’s Angela Kellner introduces us to one Springfield woman who now thinks of her community health worker as a son.

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National Guard Deployment
6:41 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Oregon And Idaho National Guard Troops Heading Overseas

Two Oregon National Guard units are mobilizing for overseas deployments. Idaho soldiers will be joining one of the missions.

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