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Episodes: March, 2010

March 31, 2010

Mental Health and Homelessness

How do mental health issues and homelessness overlap? And what should society (including the police) do to help these people?

March 30, 2010

The Fight Over Sugar Beets

Should northwest farmers be allowed to grow genetically modified sugar beets?

March 29, 2010

Women in the Military

What is life like for women who serve in the military?

March 26, 2010

Where's Your Money?

What goes into your decision to put your money into a credit union, community bank or big national bank — and what difference does it make?

March 25, 2010

Northwest Passages: Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest talks about her new steampunk novel Boneshaker.

March 24, 2010

Homeless Man Shot to Death by Portland Police

What's your reaction to the shooting death of a homeless man by Portland Police?

March 23, 2010

Rx: The Final Health Care Bill

What's in the final health care bill expected to be signed by President Obama on Tuesday? How will it affect your care?

March 22, 2010

Water: From the Bottle or the Tap?

Do you prefer your drinking water from the bottle or the tap?

March 19, 2010

Rebroadcast: Discovering David Douglas

In this rebroadast of a past episode of Think Out Loud we explore the life and the legacy of Scottish naturalist David Douglas.

March 18, 2010

Oregon's Stimulus

How well has the state's stimulus package worked?

March 17, 2010

Police Oversight

How would police oversight change if Portland city commissioners vote to modify the Independent Police Review Division?

March 16, 2010

Oregon's Death Row

What is life like on Oregon's Death Row?

March 15, 2010

Questioning the Census Boxes

Has the Census kept up with you? How do the categories on the 2010 Census reflect your sense of racial, ethnic or sexual identity?

March 12, 2010

Reducing Harm

What are the ethics of "harm reduction" programs like needle exchange programs or supervised injection sites?

March 11, 2010

Controlling LNG

How much authority should states have over liquified natural gas projects?

March 10, 2010

RX: Health Care Costs

How will health care legislation in Congress address spiraling health care costs for Oregonians?

March 9, 2010

All About Memes

What culture are we sharing on the internet, and what does it say about us?

March 8, 2010

Cracking Down on Truancy

What's the most effective response when kids skip school?

March 5, 2010

Our High School

What role do high schools play in a neighborhood or community and why has the prospect of redesigning high schools in Portland — with possible closures — created such vehement opposition?

March 4, 2010

Northwest Passages: Crystal Williams

Poet Crystal Williams on race and relationships.

March 3, 2010

Grant County Says 'Keep Out'

What's the best response to a white supremacist group that wants to move into your community?

March 2, 2010

The Economy and Domestic Violence

What role does the economy have in recent cases of domestic violence?

March 1, 2010

Indian Trust Settlement

How will the anticipated 3.4 billion dollar settlement of a long-running Indian Trust lawsuit affect individual Native Americans and tribes in the Northwest?

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