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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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.

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Talking Business

OPB | March 3, 2015 12:45 p.m.

TUESDAY: Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

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Fatal Shooting In N Portland Continues Violent Winter

OPB | March 3, 2015 12:20 p.m.

TUESDAY: A 29-year-old man was shot and killed in Portland yesterday. It's the latest shooting in a season that has already seen an unusually high number of violent incidents.

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Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: We're launching a new series called "Represented," where we'll look at some of the issues that matter most to Oregonians through the lens of the state's legislative districts.

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Represented: Police Relations In NE Portland

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 11:15 a.m.

We look into issues surrounding police relations in north and northeast Portland, and how proposed legislation might affect residents and officers.

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New Bill Would Eliminate Non-Medical Vaccine Exemptions

OPB | Feb. 19, 2015 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: Oregon Sen. Steiner Hayward's bill would prevent parents from sending their kids to school with vaccine exemptions for non-medical reasons.

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Swearing In Kate Brown As Governor

OPB | Feb. 18, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Kate Brown has taken the oath of office as Oregon's 38th governor.

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Is The U.S. At War?

OPB | Feb. 17, 2015 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Think Out Loud joins forces with Oregon State University to try to answer the seemingly simple question, "Is the U.S. at War?"

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Governor Kitzhaber Is Resigning. What Happens Next?

OPB | Feb. 16, 2015 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Governor John Kitzhaber will resign on Wednesday morning, and Secretary of State Kate Brown will replace him. What happens next?