Producer, Think Out Loud

Dave Blanchard

Dave Blanchard is a producer for Think Out Loud. He came to OPB by way of Seattle's NPR affiliate, KUOW, where he worked for a number of shows including Weekday, The Conversation, and Speakers' Forum. Dave graduated from Whitman College in Walla, Walla with a Bachelors in philosophy in 2009.

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Recent Articles

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Oregon Gun Owners Question Expanded Background Checks

OPB | April 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.

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OPB Poll Finds Divisions On Race, Income Inequality

OPB | April 22, 2015 12:45 p.m.

We'll dig into the results.

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Republican Lawmaker Proposes Access To Birth Control Without Doctor's Perscription

OPB | April 16, 2015 12:50 p.m.

The Oregon House Health Care Committee will vote on a bill Friday that would change the types of services pharmacists are allowed to provide.

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At Home At Mitchell School

OPB | April 14, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The public boarding school in tiny Mitchell, Oregon includes students from Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, and Poland.

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Law Students Offer Free Legal Counsel To Detainees

OPB | April 8, 2015 12:15 p.m.

A group from Lewis & Clark Law School traveled to a new immigrant detention center for women and children in Texas to offer free legal services.

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Represented: Data Centers and Taxation In Central Oregon

OPB | April 7, 2015 12:06 p.m.

In this third installment of our series "Represented," we look at the impact of data centers in Central Oregon, and a bill to change the taxation structure for the companies that run them.

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Oregon AG Says Colleges Need More Privacy For Assault Victims

OPB | March 31, 2015 12:25 p.m.

TUESDAY: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says federal laws around campus assault make victims less likely to come forward.

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Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | March 30, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.

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ICYMI Your Picks For Oregon's Official State Book

OPB | March 27, 2015 4 p.m. | Portland

We asked you to share your nominations for Oregon's official state book. Here's what you told us.

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What's Your Pick For Oregon's Official State Book?

OPB | March 27, 2015 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"

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On The Police Beat In N/NE Portland

OPB | March 25, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: We spend the hour in the patrol car of Officer Jason Jones, and hear about the day-to-day duties of a police officer.

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Returning World War II Combat Souvenirs

OPB | March 23, 2015 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: OBON 2015 is attempting to return flags taken from dead Japanese soldiers in WWII to the descendents of those soldiers.

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Questioning The Effect Of Cheerleaders On Campus Culture

OPB | March 19, 2015 12:20 p.m.

THURSDAY: University of Oregon trustee Ginevra Ralph has asked whether the "overt sexuality" of cheerleading routines contributes to a "rape culture" on campus.

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Artists Rep Shows 'The Invisible Hand'

OPB | March 17, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: The play running at Artists Repertory Theatre is about a futures trader bartering for his life after getting kidnapped in Pakistan.

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Indian Justice Systems Begin To Prosecute Non-Indian Abusers

OPB | March 16, 2015 12:30 p.m.

FRIDAY: Certain tribes will be able to prosecute non-native domestic abusers if they attack members of a tribe on Indian land.

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News Roundtable: March 13, 2015

OPB | March 13, 2015 12:06 p.m.

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

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Environmental Update On Orcas, Suction Dredging, And Carbon

OPB | March 9, 2015 12:45 p.m.

MONDAY: We'll hear from our EarthFix reporters about the latest efforts to transport oil and gas through the Pacific Northwest, putting a price on carbon, suction dredging, and new orca research.

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Statue Of Chief Joseph May Represent Oregon In U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 6, 2015 12:45 p.m.

FRIDAY: Chief Joseph — along with Abigail Scott Duniway — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

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Abigail Scott Duniway May Represent Oregon In The U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 5, 2015 12:15 p.m.

THURSDAY: Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

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City Of McMinnville Orders Homeless Camp To Disband

OPB | March 4, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: The camp, run by the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, has until March 31 to disband.