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Having grown up in Asia, Tim Manickam brings a global perspective to his work at OPB when stepping in for Morning Edition. While fluency in 3 languages helps with pronunciation of foreign names, he finds that it still takes local knowledge to properly say ‘wil-LAM-met’ and ‘day-SHOOTS’.

Tim’s life changed forever when his college roommate ‘volunteered’ him for a shift at the campus radio station. Since then, he has worked at stations in Cleveland, Salt Lake City and Columbus, Ohio before moving for the enviable lifestyle of the Pacific Northwest.

When Tim is not busy with radio, you’ll find him working in his real estate business, enjoying the local arts scene or hiking and climbing in the Cascades.

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Politics | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: An Unseasonably Warm Week Inside The Capitol

OPB | April 3, 2015 4:08 p.m.

On Fridays, we talk politics with Bill Lunch, OPB’s political analyst, and Jeff Mapes, the senior political reporter for The Oregonian. This week's hot topics: school funding, the ongoing Kitzhaber investigation, and debates pitting religious liberties against anti-discrimination laws.

Politics | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Ballot Measures, Cover Oregon, Aging Roads

OPB | June 27, 2014 10:15 a.m.

The first full week of summer may bring vacations to mind, but politics rarely takes a break. Listen in as our political gurus experts discuss ballot measures, Cover Oregon, and the sorry state of area roads and highways.

News | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Gay Marriage, Election Make For Big Week In Political News

OPB | May 23, 2014 1:38 p.m. | Portland

This has been a week full of important political decisions, starting with the primary election that concluded on Tuesday.

News | local | Politics | Political Chat

Political Chat: Same-Sex Marriage Tops The Week's Agenda

OPB | April 25, 2014 10:29 a.m. | Portland

The political news of the week was headlined by Judge Michael McShane's decision  to consider a request by a national group to intervene in the case challenging the state prohibition of same-sex marriages.

local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Wet Weather Doesn't Dampen Political News

OPB | March 28, 2014 11:04 a.m. | Portland

Wet weather hasn't dampened the political news this week. Our political guys take up a proposed LNG terminal in Coos Bay, the prospects for U.S. Senate, and Bill Sizemore's suit.

Political Chat

Political Chat: The Dog That Didn't Bark

OPB | March 7, 2014 11:32 a.m. | Portland

As the 2014 session winds down, plenty of political issues to chew on for our political guys.

Political Chat

Political Chat: Legalizing Marijuana, Balancing Oregon's Budget And More

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014 10:17 a.m.

Our political experts discuss legalizing marijuana, gun-buying background checks and other headlines from the week that's winding down.

Politics | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Cover Oregon, I5 Bridge, US Senate Seats And More

OPB | Feb. 7, 2014 10:14 a.m.

This week our political guys discuss Cover Oregon, the Columbia River Crossing, U.S. Senate Seats and much more.

Education | local

Ore. Graduation Rates Nudge Upward - Barely

OPB | Feb. 6, 2014 5 a.m.

Oregon's graduation rates nudged up ever-so-slightly last year, according to the latest numbers released Thursday by state education officials.

Politics | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Farm Bill, US Senate News

OPB | Jan. 31, 2014 12:11 p.m.

Rain wasn't the only thing that seemed to suddenly fall from the sky this week - there was unexpected political news as well.

News | local | Politics

Political Chat: In Springtime A Voter's Mind Turns To....

OPB | May 3, 2013 1:15 p.m. | Portland

A new survey co-sponsored by OPB shows that many voters have gardens to tend, spring walks to take… but not an overwhelming interest in political machinations.

Politics | local | Political Chat

Political Chat: Indictment, Gov's Proposed Budget News To 'Chew On'

OPB | Dec. 3, 2012 10:37 a.m.

Though the election is mercifully over, there's political news to "chew on" including Gov. John Kitzhaber proposed budget and an indictment against a Clackamas County poll worker.