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Mental Health and Homelessness

OPB | March 31, 2010

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

The Fight Over Sugar Beets

OPB | March 30, 2010

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

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Women in the Military

OPB | March 29, 2010

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

Where's Your Money?

OPB | March 26, 2010

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?

Northwest Passages: Cherie Priest

OPB | March 25, 2010

Cherie Priest talks about her new steampunk novel Boneshaker.

Homeless Man Shot to Death by Portland Police

OPB | March 24, 2010

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

Rx: The Final Health Care Bill

OPB | March 23, 2010

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

Water: From the Bottle or the Tap?

OPB | March 22, 2010

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

Rebroadcast: Discovering David Douglas

OPB | March 19, 2010

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

Oregon's Stimulus

OPB | March 18, 2010

How well has the state's stimulus package worked?

Police Oversight

OPB | March 17, 2010

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

Oregon's Death Row

OPB | March 16, 2010

What is life like on Oregon's Death Row?

Questioning the Census Boxes

OPB | March 15, 2010

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

Reducing Harm

OPB | March 12, 2010

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

Controlling LNG

OPB | March 11, 2010

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

RX: Health Care Costs

OPB | March 10, 2010

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

All About Memes

OPB | March 09, 2010

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

Cracking Down on Truancy

OPB | March 08, 2010

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

Our High School

OPB | March 05, 2010

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?

Northwest Passages: Crystal Williams

OPB | March 04, 2010

Poet Crystal Williams on race and relationships.

Grant County Says 'Keep Out'

OPB | March 03, 2010

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

The Economy and Domestic Violence

OPB | March 02, 2010

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

Indian Trust Settlement

OPB | March 01, 2010

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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