Producer, Think Out Loud
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.
We talk to the legislator behind a bill to expand background checks, as well as gun enthusiasts at a recent Portland gun show.
We'll dig into the results.
The Oregon House Health Care Committee will vote on a bill Friday that would change the types of services pharmacists are allowed to provide.
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.
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.
TUESDAY: Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum says federal laws around campus assault make victims less likely to come forward.
TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.
FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"
THURSDAY: University of Oregon trustee Ginevra Ralph has asked whether the "overt sexuality" of cheerleading routines contributes to a "rape culture" on campus.
FRIDAY: Certain tribes will be able to prosecute non-native domestic abusers if they attack members of a tribe on Indian land.
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.
FRIDAY: Chief Joseph — along with Abigail Scott Duniway — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.
THURSDAY: Duniway — along with Chief Joseph — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.
WEDNESDAY: The camp, run by the McMinnville Cooperative Ministries, has until March 31 to disband.