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Insight: OR-7 Mate / Veteran Caregivers / Kushman by the Bottle / "Bryce and the Blood Ninjas"


 

 


OR-7 Mate

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The lone wolf made famous for being the first of its kind to venture into California in nearly 90 years may not be as lonely as scientists originally believed. Researchers with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife revealed Monday that they have discovered photos suggesting the wolf known as OR7 may have found a mate and may even be a father. ODFW wolf coordinator Russ Morgan originally caught OR7 in 2011 and joins us to talk more about the discovery. David Moskowitz, a wolf ecologist from the Wolf OR7 Expedition Team, which is retracing the 1,200 miles OR7 has traveled in Oregon and Nevada, also joins Insight.

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This May 8, 2012 file photo provided by the California Department of Fish and Game shows OR-7, the Oregon wolf that has trekked across two states looking for a mate, in Modoc County, Calif. OR-7 has long exceeded his 15 minutes of fame. And despite intense public interest, he could soon fade from the spotlight. The Global Positioning System collar that has sent regular electronic pulses to reveal his travels for the past three years has eclipsed its normal life span, and state and federal biologists don’t plan to replace it. (California Department of Fish and Game, Richard Shinn / AP)

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These images are the work of ODFW employees, taken during the course of the person's official duties and belong to the Public Domain. Photos are in chronological order based on when they were taken. Back to Wolves in Oregon web page. See the pack timelines or the updates on the main wolf web page for the latest information on wolves.


Veteran Caregivers

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When people think about caregivers, they tend to think about those who care for older adults. But there is an increasing number of Americans faced with providing care for a disabled veteran. In the lead up to the airing of Capital Public Radio’s latest documentary “Who Cares,” Insight is focusing on different aspects of care-giving. In Wednesday’s show, we’ll hear about the unique challenges facing those providing care to disabled veterans and we’ll talk about the Mather VA Caregiver Program that provides families with support.

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Kushman by the Bottle

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In the next installment of Kushman by the Bottle. Capital Public Radio’s resident wine expert Rick Kushman joins us to talk about corkage fees.

  • 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay (in the $25 range, depending on the store). It will make Chard drinkers of every type happy. It’s rich and luxurious, but still finishes light and fresh.
  • 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet (in the $35 range). This Cab reminds you why Napa is Napa. It’s got depth and balance and a silkiness that comes from great fruit and good winemaking. I use it for some tastings and people think it’s a Cab that costs at least double the price.

"Bryce and the Blood Ninjas"

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When Erec-Michael Weber’s son, Bryce, was diagnosed with a type of childhood leukemia, he and his wife, Nichol, weren’t sure how to explain it to Bryce.  And then, suddenly, while sitting in the hospital, Dad had an idea: he’d make up a story that Bryce could relate to. Today, that story is a book called “Bryce and the Blood Ninjas.”  The Weber family – with Bryce – will join us in the studio.

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