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Episodes: November, 2012

November 30, 2012

Portland Winterhawks Sanctioned

The Western Hockey League has sactioned the Portland Winterhawks for violating rules.

News Roundtable

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

Kitzhaber Releases His Budget

Governor Kitzhaber has released his proposed budget for the 2013-2015 biennium.

November 29, 2012

Culture Club

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

The Circus Has Come to Town

Acrobatics, athleticism and artistry abound in Portland's circus community.

Jeff Merkley Talks Filibuster Reform

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) wants to fight congressional gridlock by changing the filibuster rule.

November 28, 2012

Peeking Into The Great Apes Diaries

Gerry Ellis of The Great Ape Diaries joins us from Rwanda where he is searching for an answer to this question: will there be Great Apes in the wild by the end of this decade?

Developing West Hayden Island

Mayor Sam Adams wants to make West Hayden Island part of the City of Portland to open it up for industrial development, but others argue this undeveloped land should be maintained as wildlife habitat. 

Race To The Top At The District Level

After Oregon and Washington both failed to net money from the Race to the Top contests, local districts hope to secure individual grants.

November 27, 2012

Andrew Solomon On Raising Children With Differences

Andrew Solomon's new book looks at parenting when the apple does fall far from the tree.

November 26, 2012

Making HIV Tests Routine

New federal recommendations say everyone from age 15 to 65 should be tested for HIV.

How Important Is Cyber Monday?

We'll talk a look at the start of the holiday shopping season and what effect Cyber Monday will have on Oregon's economy.

Port of Portland Security Guard Strike Averted

An impending security guard strike at the Port of Portland was averted over the weekend.

November 23, 2012

Negotiating Access To Crisis Zones

A special hour of Think Out Loud recorded at a forum put on by Mercy Corps and Doctors Without Borders.

November 22, 2012

More Mark Bittman

On Thanksgiving Day we bring you an encore presentation of our conversation with celebrated cookbook author and food writer, Mark Bittman.

November 21, 2012

A New Biography Of Bruce Springsteen

We'll talk with local author Peter Ames Carlin, the first Bruce Springsteen biographer in 25 years who has been granted interviews with the music icon. 

Living in Gaza and Jerusalem

What is life like for Israelis and Palestinians as the ceasefire takes hold?

November 20, 2012

Environmental Update

It's been a year since the Condit Dam was removed. How is the White Salmon River recovering?

What's Next For GMO Food Labeling?

Now that the measure to label genetically modified food has failed in California, what's next for food labeling advocates?

Protecting And Punishing Federal Whistleblowers

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden blocked the Intelligence Authorization Bill from passing the Senate last week, saying it could be used to punish federal whistleblowers.

November 19, 2012

Reducing Suicide Rates Among Soldiers and Veterans

What can be done to decrease the growing number of suicides among active duty soldiers and veterans?

November 16, 2012

Our Town: Port Orford

The next stop in the Our Town series is the coastal city of Port Orford.

November 15, 2012

Christopher Kimball Explores The Science Of Food

Christopher Kimball's new book delves into the science of cooking.

News Roundtable

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

November 14, 2012

Culture Club

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

What's Next For The Oregon GOP?

In the wake of the 2012 elections, what is the future of the Republican party in Oregon?

November 13, 2012

How Will Washington's Pot Law Be Implemented?

Washington State voted to legalize pot, but what has to happen before the law is implemented?

Why Do Major Parties Continue To Dominate?

Now that the results of the November election are in, we'll look at how third parties did.

November 12, 2012

Telling Stories On Stage

What makes people want to share revealing, personal stories with an audience of strangers?

Writing About Life With Bipolar Disorder

Cartoonist Ellen Forney has new book about living with bipolar disorder.

November 9, 2012

Clackamas County Fraud Investigation Continues

We'll get the latest news on the investigation into a Clackamas County election worker accused of voter fraud. 

Adjusting To Cuts At The Beaverton School District

Earlier this year, the Beaverton School Board approved a budget that eliminated 344 teaching positions — and sparked a series of other changes.

News Roundtable

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

November 8, 2012

Culture Club

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

Looking at Community Newspapers

We'll explore the turf war brewing between the publishers of the Forest Grove News Times and the Forest Grove Leader

What Will the Election Mean for SCOTUS?

With President Obama winning another four years in office, what changes can we expect at the Supreme Court?

November 7, 2012

Election Results & Reactions

What surprised you on election night? We'll parse the local and national races.

November 6, 2012

Join TOL on Election Night

Tune in to OPB Radio, or join Think Out Loud at Rontoms in Portland, for full election night coverage.

What to Expect on Election Night

Polls close at 8 p.m., but national election results will start much earlier. Here's your primer on what to watch for tonight.

Oregon Red Cross Aids Sandy Victims

The Oregon Red Cross is hard at work helping with the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.

New Mental Health Center

Portland may get a new mental health center in 2013. What would this mean for the city, the police and people with mental illness?

November 5, 2012

Women and Political Power

On the eve of the November election and on the 100th anniversary of Oregon women winning the right to vote, we'll talk about the past, present, and future of women's political power. 

November 2, 2012

News Roundtable

We'll review the top local and national news of the week.

The End of the Tsunami Sirens in Tillamook County

Tillamook County plans to stop the use of tsunami sirens in favor of other emergency alert tools.

Awaiting KBR Lawsuit Verdict

We'll hear the details about the KBR case from The Oregonian's Mike Francis.

November 1, 2012

Culture Club

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

Navigating Political Divisions

What's the best way to handle the political divisions among friends and family that often surface in an election year?

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