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Culture Club

OPB | May 31, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Privatization of Washington Liquor Stores

OPB | May 31, 2012

After 78 years of state liquor sales, alcohol will be back on the shelves of Washington grocery stores Friday.

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Portland Police Audit

OPB | May 31, 2012

An external audit of the Portland Police Department reviews what happened in seven officer-involved shootings and makes recommendations. We'll get the details.

A New Guide to Rural Living

OPB | May 30, 2012

Former city dwellers Kristy Athens and her husband spent six years learning how to survive in the country. Her new book distills her hard-won lessons.

Talking Business

OPB | May 30, 2012

We talk with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Salmon Virus Hits WA Fish Farms

OPB | May 30, 2012

A disease that has promted B.C. fisheries to kill nearly 600,000 fish has turned up in Washington state fish farms for the first time.

NBA Draft

OPB | May 29, 2012

The lottery for the 2012 NBA draft is May 30th. What will the Trail Blazers look like next season?

Environmental Update

OPB | May 29, 2012

A new study by Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality suggests that air quality is decreasing in the state. What are the causes?

Kids as Curators

OPB | May 29, 2012

A group of fourth and fifth graders in Bend just spent the past year creating a High Desert Museum exhibit based on their cultural and family histories.

Rebroadcast: Jonah Lehrer on Creativity

OPB | May 28, 2012

On this Memorial Day, we're revisiting a recent conversation we had with author Jonah Lehrer on the science of creativity.

Culture Club

OPB | May 25, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Women in Tech

OPB | May 25, 2012

The tech industry is big in Portland, but according to a Willamette Week story, women are missing out on tech sector jobs. How come?

Heroin Overdoses

OPB | May 24, 2012

Oregon saw a spike in deaths by heroin overdoses in 2011. What are the causes and solutions?

Statehouse Update

OPB | May 24, 2012

A committee of lawmakers in Salem heard a somewhat optimistic revenue forecast this week. We'll get an update about the state of the budget and other news from the Capitol.

Edna Vazquez

OPB | May 23, 2012

We'll talk with Mexican-born musician Edna Vazquez about how she developed her voice in a male-dominated "Machista" genre. 

The Murder of Karly Sheehan

OPB | May 23, 2012

Karen Spears Zacharias's latest book — part crime story, part memoir — explores the brutal 2005 murder of a three-year-old girl.

Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes

OPB | May 22, 2012

We'll explore the rise and impact of obesity-related diabetes following a new study showing  the number of teens with type-2 diabetes is up.

Urban Renewal at PSU

OPB | May 22, 2012

The Portland City Council voted last week to create a $169 million urban renewal area around the Portland State University campus. Now what?

Woodburn Fire Aftermath

OPB | May 21, 2012

A four-alarm fire caused major damage to Woodburn High School. We'll find out how the community is reacting.

Culture Club

OPB | May 18, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

Saving the Siletz Language

OPB | May 18, 2012

The Siletz tribe may have found an unlikely aid in preserving its language: the internet.

Reforming Catholicism

OPB | May 18, 2012

The Northwest chapter of a national organization to reform the Catholic church is meeting in Portland — we'll dig into the issue of women in the priesthood.

Coming Out in Rural Regions

OPB | May 17, 2012

We're talking to country music star Chely Wright about coming out as a lesbian. We'll also check in on the climate for gays and lesbians coming out in rural Oregon.

Dangerous Sonar

OPB | May 16, 2012

Studies reveal that Naval sonar technology has an impact on marine mammals and other aquatic life.

Winners, Losers & Run-Offs

OPB | May 16, 2012

We'll take a look at the primary election results and hear from some of the candidates.

Live Election Night Coverage

OPB | May 15, 2012

Join Think Out Loud for live coverage of election night results beginning at 8 p.m.

Rebecca Skloot

OPB | May 15, 2012

Former Portlander and bestselling author Rebecca Skloot joins us to talk about her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Voter Turnout

OPB | May 15, 2012

Are you voting in the May 15 primary election? What's the most exciting election on your ballot?

Medical Marijuana's Gray Area

OPB | May 14, 2012

What's legal in the business of medical marijuana and what's unclear under the law?

Examining Coordinated Care

OPB | May 14, 2012

The Obama administration recently committed $1.9 billion in Oregon's coordinated care system. How exactly will that be spent?

Striking Teachers

OPB | May 14, 2012

Teachers in the Eagle Point School District are on strike and another district has voted to approve a strike later this month. What's going on?

Culture Club

OPB | May 11, 2012

Our weekly conversation about some of the most talked about stories of the week.

A Carlin Home Companion

OPB | May 11, 2012

The daughter of the late comedy icon George Carlin is swinging through Portland. We'll talk to her about her one woman show about her relationship with her dad.  

Talking Business

OPB | May 10, 2012

We talk with Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith about the latest business news.

Obama Comes Out For Gay Marriage

OPB | May 10, 2012

What does it mean that President Barack Obama publicly voiced his support for same-sex marriage?

Eugene Elections

OPB | May 09, 2012

Candidates for city council and mayor of Eugene join us to talk local politics.

The Oregon Wine Experience

OPB | May 08, 2012

The Oregon wine industry pumps an estimated three billion dollars into the Oregon economy annually. We'll check in on the health of the industry. 

Environmental Update

OPB | May 08, 2012

We'll get an update on the ongoing controversy surrounding the plan to remove Klamath River dams. 

Whooping Cough Hits the Northwest

OPB | May 08, 2012

Soon after being declared an epidemic in Washington, whooping cough is spreading in Oregon.

Raw Milk

OPB | May 07, 2012

A recent E-coli outbreak has public health officials concerned about raw milk.

Mexican IDs in Oregon

OPB | May 07, 2012

Law enforcement in Oregon will accept IDs issued by the Mexican government as a form of identification for traffic stops and other minor incidents.

Our Town: Lakeview

OPB | May 04, 2012

The next stop in our Our Town series is Lakeview, OR.

Forgiveness

OPB | May 03, 2012

Following Oregonian reporter Tom Hallman's piece on an apology 39 years in the making, we'll be asking him and listeners about the meaning and impact of forgiveness.

Autism Research

OPB | May 02, 2012

We'll explore the latest news about autism: the genetic causes; the connection to obesity; and more.

Homeless Deaths

OPB | May 02, 2012

How many people die on the street each year? The fact is, we only know a small part of the story.

Abuse at Coffee Creek Prison

OPB | May 01, 2012

Oregonian investigative reporter Les Zaitz looked into widespread sexual abuse at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

May Day 2012

OPB | May 01, 2012

Protestors around Portland will roll out a series of loosely coordinated demonstrations on May Day. 


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