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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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local | Politics | Election | News | Election 2016

Listen: OPB Politics Now Breaks Down The Primary

OPB | May 17, 2016 10:58 p.m.

Think Out Loud host Dave Miller and OPB Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes pull apart the results of the Oregon primary in a special episode of OPB Politics Now.

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On The Road: Highway 26 — Sandy To Mount Hood

OPB | April 26, 2016 noon

We take a drive along Highway 26 from Sandy to Mt. Hood Meadows, talking to various people along the way. We interviewed mountain bikers, restaurant owners, a ski tuner, a fly fisherman — and a group of kids who threw snowballs at us.

local | NW Life | News | Think Out Loud

On The Road: Oregon's Highway 26

OPB | April 21, 2016 3:35 p.m.

Highway 26 is a route for adventurers. It’s the path that Portland-area hikers, bikers, skiers and snowboarders take to get their fix of the outdoors.

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41 Days: An OPB Documentary On The Oregon Occupation

OPB | Feb. 17, 2016 12:06 p.m.

OPB looks back at the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in an hour-long Think Out Loud special.

Animals | NW Life | Environment | News

Meet The Beaver! 10 Things Every Oregonian Should Know About The State Animal

OPB | Jan. 15, 2016 8:06 a.m.

The beaver, more than any other animal except humans, may be most responsible for the landscape of North America.

Environment | News | Think Out Loud

Klamath Basin Water Agreement Could Fall Apart

OPB | Dec. 2, 2015 12:06 p.m.

If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.

local | Water | Environment | News

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.

local | Food | 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.

Politics | Election | News

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.