Producer, Think Out Loud
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.
News | Books | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
Portland Police said they conducted a number of welfare checks on people without housing during Tuesday night's blizzard in Portland.
News | Environment | localOPB | 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.
Mayor Ted Wheeler held a public inauguration Wednesday morning at Jason Lee Elementary in East Portland.
News | Politics | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 6, 2016 noon
Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel opposes the death penalty, but he's seeking it in a murder case he is prosecuting.
News | Books | local | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 3, 2017 noon
For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."
News | Election | Politics | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 22, 2016 12:15 a.m.
Donald Trump supporter Steven Brewer and Hillary Clinton supporter Devin Gaffney made a bet in October that the supporter of the loser of the presidential race would fly out to meet the supporter of the winner.
News | NW Life | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 23, 2016 midnight
"On The Road" is "Think Out Loud's" radio road trip series, bringing you conversations with wanderers, tourists and residents we meet along Oregon's backroads and highways.
Arts | Election | NW Life | local | Environment | News | History | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 28, 2016 noon | Portland
As 2016 comes to a close, the staff of OPB's "Think Out Loud" look back on some of their favorite conversations from the past year.
We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.
Oregon's microbrewing economy faces a new hurdle; an Oregon student won a scholarship for inventing a digestible battery; and Vancouver High School students recently painted a mural on police headquarters.
News | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 12, 2016 noon
Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.
Entertainment | News | Education | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 9, 2016 noon
Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories of the week. We take up another view of a federal climate change lawsuit. And we learn what we don't know after 25 years of genome sequencing.
We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.
News | Economy | Environment | Communities | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 2, 2016 noon
We discuss some big stories this week on our news roundtable, learn more about the sale of the Elliott State Forest and hear about efforts to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Oregon prisons.
News | Election | Politics | local | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 1, 2016 noon
We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.
News | Environment | Politics | localOPB | Nov. 29, 2016 3:15 p.m.
Conservation groups are lobbying President Obama to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in southern Oregon.
We hear about plans to expand the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the latest news from the Standing Rock protests and a gallery that exhibits work from underrepresented artists.
We get different perspectives on a student protest in Portland, check in on the state's unemployment rate, and hear from first-time voters about their response to the election.