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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

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On The Road: From St. Johns To Gresham On The Bus

OPB | Oct. 20, 2017 noon

For the latest in our "On The Road" series, we decided to travel on public transportation. We took a city bus in Portland — TriMet's Line 4 — from St. Johns in North Portland all the way to Gresham.


‘OPB Politics Now’: The Future Of The Portland Police

OPB | Aug. 4, 2017 12:19 p.m.

There’s a lot going on in the Portland Police Bureau these days. There’s the search for a permanent chief. The mayor has also proposed a new model for community oversight, which is attracting criticism.  

NW Life | local | Books | Think Out Loud

Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

OPB | July 13, 2017 noon | Portland

"Think Out Loud" spends a day talking to people at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

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On The Road: 'As Western As It Gets' In Southeast Oregon

OPB | July 4, 2017 midnight | McDermitt, Oregon

A radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Publishing A Felony Conviction | American War

OPB | June 13, 2017 noon

Local author Omar El Akkad's new book is fiction, but it feels distressingly realistic. Also, we talk to Oregonian reporter Danny Moran about his story on OSU pitcher Luke Heimlich.

Economy | Business | Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | June 14, 2017 noon

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

local | NW Life | Arts | State of Wonder

Oregon Jewish Museum Reopens With Colossal New Vision

OPB | June 9, 2017 2:06 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will reopen its doors with the towering tapestries of Grisha Bruskin and an exhibit chronicling the state's history of discrimination.

Economy | Business | local | Politics | News | Think Out Loud

Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 9:30 a.m. | Portland

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

World | Politics | Think Out Loud

Immigrants, Refugees And Citizens

OPB | Jan. 30, 2017 noon

We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

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On The Road: Hoofing It On Sandy Boulevard

OPB | Dec. 22, 2016 noon | Sandy Boulevard

We wanted to get a better feel for Portland's own Sandy Boulevard. And so we decided to walk it — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

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On The Road: The Places 'Think Out Loud' Went And The People We Met

OPB | 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.

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Producers' Choice: The Best 'Think Out Loud' Conversations Of 2016

OPB | 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.

Election | local | Politics | News | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Election Night Update

OPB | Nov. 8, 2016 10:27 p.m. | Portland

OPB's Dave Miller and Jeff Mapes have a short election night update on statewide and local races in Oregon including ballot measures, Oregon governor and more.

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On The Road: From La Grande To Imnaha On Route 82

OPB | Oct. 25, 2016 noon

Oregon Route 82 arcs from La Grande to Joseph, around the north side of the Wallowa Mountains. We took a road trip along the highway and talked to ranchers, small business owners, life-long residents and visitors.

Election | NW Life | Politics | News | Elections

'OPB Politics Now': Gubernatorial Debate In Eugene

OPB | Oct. 7, 2016 1:45 p.m.

OPB's Dave Miller and Jeff Mapes discuss Thursday night's debate in Eugene between three candidates for Oregon governor.

Nation | local | News | Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

OPB | Sept. 5, 2016 12:06 p.m.

We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.

Nation | Election | local | Politics | News | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Hillary Clinton Accepts Nomination

OPB | July 28, 2016 10:40 p.m. | Philadelphia

Hillary Clinton took the stage for one of the most important speeches of her career on Thursday, accepting the Democratic nomination for president.

Nation | Election | local | Politics | News | Elections

OPB Politics Now: President Obama Passes The Torch

OPB | July 27, 2016 10:47 p.m. | Philadelphia

President Obama was the story of the night on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

Nation | Election | local | Politics | News | Elections

OPB Politics Now: Bill Clinton, Kate Brown And TPP

OPB | July 26, 2016 9:29 p.m. | Philadelphia

Bill Clinton made his pitch for his wife, Hillary Clinton, to the Democratic National Convention Tuesday after the party officially nominated her Tuesday.

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Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon Reintroduction

OPB | July 27, 2016 noon

We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.