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Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud.

Before coming to OPB, Dave was the senior producer of Open Source, a nationally syndicated radio show based at the NPR affiliate station WGBH in Boston. He began his radio career as a documentary producer at Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the online host of the show.

His stories have aired on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition Saturday.

Dave graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English.

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Recent Articles

News | local | Environment | Water

5 Facts About The Willamette's Green Slime

OPB | Aug. 11, 2015 1:23 p.m. | Portland

Last month, the Oregon Health Authority released a health advisory for the Willamette River, due to an algae bloom that has produced low but detectible levels of toxins. 

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At Home With A Language's Last Native Speaker

OPB | July 2, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Verdena Parker lives in Winston, OR, and is the last living native speaker of the Hupa language.

Food | local | Think Out Loud

TOL In The Tub: Chef Cooks Signature Dish In Hot Tub

OPB | April 1, 2015 12:45 p.m.

We kick off "TOL in the Tub," our new series exploring important issues from hot tubs across the state. It starts in Southeast Portland, with the celebrated chef Miranda Bjornsen.

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The Role Of Plaintiffs In Supreme Court Cases

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015 12:06 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: As we look ahead to the Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage, we'll ask: how important is it to have sympathetic plaintiffs at the Supreme Court level?

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David Shields and Caleb Powell Disagree

OPB | Jan. 20, 2015 12:30 p.m.

TUESDAY: The writers David Shields and Caleb Powell spent a weekend arguing with each other and then turned their quarrel into a book: "I Think You're Totally Wrong."

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Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

Books | Think Out Loud

Ursula K. Le Guin Draws Spotlight At National Book Awards

OPB | Nov. 20, 2014 12:50 p.m.

THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Charles D'Ambrosio Talks About Writing, Family, And Faith

OPB | Nov. 3, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Charles D'Ambrosio's new collection of essays is called Loitering.

News | Politics | Elections

Richardson Talks Taxes On Think Out Loud

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014 4:36 p.m. | Portland

Dennis Richardson says that the only way to change Oregon's tax structure is with a proposal based on a plan by  "the people" — not politicians.

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Listening Back to George Saunders

OPB | Sept. 1, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: George Saunders has become one of the most popular writers in America for his short works of fiction and non-fiction.

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Oregon's Health CO-OP Responds To Insurance Commissioner

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: The CEO of Oregon's Health CO-OP says state regulators should let him offer customers lower premiums.

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Rethinking Elite Higher Education

OPB | Aug. 12, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: Portland writer William Deresiewicz argues in his new book, "Excellent Sheep," that America's system of elite colleges is bad for students — and society.

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Portlander's Debut Novel Takes On Race, Class, and The Trail Blazers

OPB | Aug. 8, 2014 12:24 p.m.

FRIDAY: Chris Leslie-Hynan's debut novel Ride Around Shining explores basketball, class, and the white fascination with black "coolness."

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Could The Pacific Northwest Become a Climate Change Migrant Mecca?

OPB | Aug. 7, 2014 12:20 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: Climate change modeling suggests that the Pacific Northwest could be less affected than the rest of the country.

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival's New Lyndon Johnson Play

OPB | July 25, 2014 12:25 p.m.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's The Great Society tells the story of the metastasizing war in Vietnam that largely derailed Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious domestic agenda.

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The Oregon Children's Theater Explores Bullying

OPB | July 22, 2014 12:35 p.m.

TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.

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"Bullycide," Honoring Bullied Gay Teens, Gets Northwest Premiere

OPB | July 21, 2014 12:15 p.m.

MONDAY: David Del Tredici's piano sextet Bullycide, which honors young gay men who have taken their own lives, will get its Northwest premiere in Portland at the Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

Books | local | NW Life

Author Peter Stark Explores Astoria: The Lost Pacific Empire

OPB | March 19, 2014 midnight

Author Peter Stark recounts John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the Northwest.

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Is Open Source Software The Answer to Oregon's IT Problems?

OPB | March 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

TUESDAY: One longtime information technology executive, consultant, and educator says Oregon isn't investing enough in open source solutions.

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Recounting The Lost Pacific Empire of Astoria

OPB | March 10, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: Peter Stark tells the adventure-filled story of John Jacob Astor's audacious but doomed plan to create a commercial fur empire in the northwest.