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Episodes: July, 2012

July 31, 2012

Guitarist Stephane Wrembel In Portland

French-born guitarist Stephane Wrembel will be playing a sold-out show at the Lan Su Chinese Garden in Portland on July 31st.

Salem-Keizer Surplus

The Salem-Keizer School District has $66 million in surplus bond money.

Droughts Expected to Worsen in 21st Century

A new study suggests drought patterns will only get worse in the coming century.

July 30, 2012

Marcy Westerling

Rural Organizing Project founder Marcy Westerling is taking stock of her life and legacy after a diagnosis of terminal ovarian cancer.

Seven Initiatives Qualify for Oregon's Ballot

The Secretary of State has completed verifying signitures for the citizens' initiatives heading to the ballot this November.

Statewide Alzheimer's Plan

The Alzheimer's Association of Oregon will talk about its just released statewide plan for the first time on Think Out Loud.

July 27, 2012

Culture Club

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

Lauren Weedman

The creator of Rash and Bust, Lauren Weedman, is in Portland trying to figure out what exactly makes it so weird. 

Cybersecurity Act

The U.S. Senate is scheduled to take up the Cybersecurity Act soon. What would it do exactly?

July 26, 2012

Little Century: Central Oregon in 1900

Anna Keesey's debut novel, Little Century, looks at ranching life in Oregon at the beginning of the 20th century.

New Approach to Online Learning

The University of Washington is the latest school to try out a new approach to online learning that could reach thousands of new students.

July 25, 2012

The 100 Thing Challenge

Dave Bruno got rid of all but 100 of his possessions and inspired minimalists the world over with his book and blog about the 100 Thing Challenge.

Hacking Culture

How is computer hacking affecting security in our personal lives and in the country as a whole? 

Haugen's Challenge to the Governor's Reprieve

Where does Gary Haugen's challenge to the governor's reprieve of his death sentence stand?

July 24, 2012

Behind the NCAA's Penn State Decision

Oregon State University President Ed Ray will be on to discuss the NCAA sanctions against Penn State as well as some issues affecting higher education here in Oregon.

Oregon's No Child Left Behind Waiver

Oregon has been granted a waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act. What does this mean for the coming school year? 

Obama in Portland for Fundraiser

President Obama will be in Portland on Tuesday afternoon. What are his plans?

July 23, 2012

Seniors Affected by Foreclosure

The AARP found that a large number of Americans over 50 are falling victim to the mortgage crisis. 

Deaths at Clark County Jail

Four inmates have died in the Clark County Jail this year, including two suicides that took place in July.

Boil Water Advisory

Why were residents on Portland's west side advised to boil their water on Saturday?

July 20, 2012

Our Town: Ontario

We're headed to Ontario for the next installment in the Our Town series.

July 19, 2012

Culture Club

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

Coyotes in Malheur County

In Malheur County 10,632 coyotes were killed from 1998 to 2008. What effect do coyotes have on livestock and wildlife in the area?

What's Next for the Long Draw Fire?

The Long Draw Fire has been fully contained. What was the extent of its damage, and how will the area begin to recover?

July 18, 2012

On the Job: Longshoreman

What is it like to work as a longshoreman at the Port of Portland? 

Biking in Non-Urban Areas

How is biking — and building routes for cyclists — different outside the city than within the city?

Oregon Hospital Rankings

Consumer Reports ranked Salem Hospital as the safest in Oregon. What made it stand out? 

July 17, 2012

Pauls Toutonghi: Into Egypt

In his new novel Evel Knievel Days, Portland writer Pauls Toutonghi maps the physical and emotional distances from Butte, Montana to Cairo, Egypt.

How We Live: Pocket Neighborhoods

In the next installment of our How We Live series we explore pocket neighborhoods. Do you live in a development where you share common space — and perhaps common beliefs — with your neighbors?

July 16, 2012

AIDS 2012

AIDS 2012 is the premier international conference for people working in the field of HIV and it's about to take place in the United States for the first time in 20 years.

Environmental Update

The Clean Water Act is 40 years old. We'll find out what impact it has had on the Pacific Northwest.

July 13, 2012

Culture Club

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

The K Records Revolution

How one small Olympia record label changed the world.

New Evidence for Early Prehistoric Oregon Population

Archaeologists at the University of Oregon have discovered new evidence of a prehistoric human population in North America.

July 12, 2012

A Look Back on the Biscuit Fire

Friday, July 13th will mark the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of Oregon's largest and most expensive wildfire fire in the past century. 

Swimming in the Willamette

The sun has been out and the summer heat is rising, but are people using the Willamette River to keep cool?  

July 11, 2012

How We Live: Tiny Houses

To launch a new series exploring how — and where — we live, we explore tiny houses.

Talking Business

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

July 10, 2012

Dear Sugar

Cheryl Strayed joins us to talk about her new collection of columns, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar.

July 9, 2012


We take a look at the legal and emotional ramifications of having children through a surrogate mother.

The Latest on the Columbia River Crossing

What's the latest in the quest to replace the aging I-5 bridge over the Columbia River?

July 6, 2012

Culture Club

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

Olympic, Oregon Athletes

The 2012 Summer Olympics Games are just days away and in track and field alone, 24 names with local ties will go on to compete in London. 

Oregon Ballot Measures

Today's the deadline for initiative sponsors in Oregon to turn in their signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

July 5, 2012

Higgs Boson Particle: Found?

Scientists say they've discovered the Higgs boson. So what does that mean?

The Great Ape Diaries

Will there be any great apes in the wild by the end of this decade?

Fire Chief Erin Janssens

We'll talk with Portland's first female Fire Chief as she wraps up her first month on the job.

July 4, 2012

Jane Lynch

Jane Lynch, of Glee stardom, came to Portland and spent an hour talking with Dave and an audience at the Newmark Theater.

July 3, 2012

Oregon's First Education Officer: Rudy Crew

Rudy Crew's tenure as Oregon's Chief Education Officer began July 1st. What ideas does he have for his job?

Another Take on Having It All

In conversations about women "having it all," the focus is often on moms with high-powered careers. What about women who balance parenting duties with inflexible work schedules?

July 2, 2012

Amped: A Technological Revolution

What if the development of technology led to a stronger human race?

Student Loan Debt

How are you affected by student loan debt? 

What's Next for Health Care?

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. What's next?

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