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Dave Blanchard


Dave Blanchard is a producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud.

He came to OPB by way of Seattle's NPR affiliate station 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 degree in philosophy in 2009.

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Recent Articles

local | Land use | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

'This Land Is Our Land' Bonus: The Jurors Talk

OPB | Feb. 22, 2017 2:52 p.m. | Portland

How did the jury from the first Malheur refuge trial arrive at a guilty verdict? The two most prominent jurors explain. 

local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Bundy Lawyer Mumford Seeks Charge Dismissal, Jury Trial

OPB | Feb. 15, 2017 1:45 p.m. | Portland

Ammon Bundy’s former lawyer Marcus Mumford faces misdemeanor charges for failing to comply with and impeding federal police last fall. 

Health | Education | local | News

Oregon Students Have Until Feb. 15 To Be Vaccinated

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 4:14 p.m. | Portland

Wednesday is the deadline for parents of Oregon students to get their children vaccinated.

Environment | Land use | local | News

Oregon Counties Sue Federal Government Over Cascade-Siskiyou Expansion

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 3:10 p.m. | Portland

A group of counties that gets revenue from logging lands within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument boundaries is suing the federal government.

Nation | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

What Led To The Acquittal Of Ammon Bundy And 6 Others? 2 Jurors Explain

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 4:25 p.m. | Portland

Last fall, seven of the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge were found not guilty of all of the major charges in the case.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Portland Landlords | Profiling Bills | Malheur Refuge Trial Jurors

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 noon

How do Portland's landlords feel about the new renter assistance ordinance? What bills is the legislature looking at to curb racial profiling? And why did the first trial of the Malheur Refuge occupiers end in a not-guilty verdict?

Timeline: The Death Penalty In Oregon

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 11:28 a.m.
local | Education | News

OSU Students Affected By Travel Ban Are 'Scared To Death'

OPB | Feb. 8, 2017 7:15 p.m.

Oregon State University President Ed Ray said President Trump's executive order on immigration was "badly written" and "poorly implemented." It affected 165 students and scholars on the OSU campus.

local | News

As Winter Weather Continues, Floods And Landslides Hit The Northwest

OPB | Feb. 8, 2017 9:35 a.m. | Portland

More extreme weather is expected to hit an already soggy region over the coming days.

Nation | local | Politics | News

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Opposes Physician-Assisted Suicide Laws

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 11:51 a.m.

In his 2006 book, “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” Gorsuch argued against laws like Oregon's Death With Dignity Act.

Environment | World | Nation | Climate change | News | Politics

OSU Professor Wins Prestigious Award, Encourages Scientists To Engage

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 11:22 a.m.

The National Academy of Sciences has chosen Oregon State University marine studies professor Jane Lubchenco for its highest award.

NW Life | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Federal Authorities, Justice System, Media Under Fire At Finicum Meeting In John Day

OPB | Jan. 29, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Speakers at the event inveighed against many American institutions, including the media, the justice system, public schools, the federal government and politicians.

LaVoy Finicum's Widow Plans To Sue Law Enforcement

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 3:45 p.m.

Jeanette Finicum will sue Oregon State Police and the FBI for excessive use of force and improper police practices.

NW Life | local | News | An Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Hundreds Expected At Meeting In Oregon 1 Year After LaVoy Finicum's Death

OPB | Jan. 27, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Hundreds of people are expected Saturday in John Day, Oregon, for an event organized by the widow of Malheur refuge occupier LaVoy Finicum.

local | Business | News

Airbnb Rolls Out '1 Host, 1 Home' Policy In Portland

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 2:47 p.m. | Portland

The company has announced a new policy limiting Portland users to posting just one rental at a time.  

Nation | local | Politics | News

Refugee Resettlement Charities In Oregon Nervous About Potential Syria Ban

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 1:30 p.m.

A leaked draft of a Trump executive order shows it would bar the United States from accepting Syrian refugees.  

Books | News | Think Out Loud

At Wordstock With Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 noon

We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.

local | News

Amidst Portland Snowstorm, Some People Refuse Offers Of Warm Shelter

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 10:30 a.m. | Portland

Portland Police said they conducted a number of welfare checks on people without housing during Tuesday night's blizzard in Portland.

Environment | local | News

Portland Area Hit With Historic Snowfall Tuesday Night, More On The Way

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 6:33 a.m. | Portland

On top of historic snowfall recorded Tuesday evening, the area is expected to receive an additional 1-4 inches of snow by Wednesday afternoon.

local | Politics | News

Mayor Ted Wheeler Deals With Protesters, Divided Portland At Inauguration

OPB | Jan. 4, 2017 1:17 p.m. | Portland

Mayor Ted Wheeler held a public inauguration Wednesday morning at Jason Lee Elementary in East Portland.