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Episodes: December, 2012

December 31, 2012

Looking Back On 2012

We'll catch up with Think Out Loud guests who joined us earlier this year to talk about some of the big moments of 2012.

December 28, 2012

Our Town Southern Oregon

For the final day of the Our Town tour this year, we head to southern Oregon: Lakeview and Roseburg.

December 27, 2012

Our Town Eastern Oregon

As our Our Town tour of Oregon continues we head east to Monument, Baker City and Ontario.

December 26, 2012

Our Town Central Oregon

Today we're heading to Warm Springs, Bend and La Pine.

December 25, 2012

Our Town Near Portland

The next stops the Our Town tour of Oregon are relatively close to Portland: Camas, Washington and Woodburn.

December 24, 2012

Our Town The Coast

The first stops on the Our Town tour of Oregon this week are at the coast — at the north end, Astoria, and to the south, Port Orford.

December 21, 2012

News Roundtable

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

Exit Interview: Randy Leonard

We talk with Portland Commissioner Randy Leonard as he prepares to leave office.

December 20, 2012

Filming Old Goats

We'll talk to the director of the independent feature film Old Goats and some of the actors in the movie who had never acted before.

Exit Interview: Jack Ohman

We talk with longtime nationally syndicated policital cartoonist Jack Ohman as he prepares to leave The Oregonian for The Sacramento Bee.

December 19, 2012

What Can Schools Do To Prevent Shootings?

What security measures are schools taking to prevent shootings?

December 18, 2012

Exit Interview: Sam Adams

We talk with Portland Mayor Sam Adams as he prepares to leave City Hall at the end of the year.

Recommending Criminal Justice Changes

We'll talk with two members of Oregon's Commission on Public Safety about their new recommendations for the state's corrections system.

December 17, 2012

Our Town: Baker City

The next stop in the Our Town series is the historic eastern Oregon community of Baker City.

December 14, 2012

Reacting To The Connecticut Shooting

We'll get an update on the latest news about a mass shooting at an elementry school in Newtown, Connecticut.

December 13, 2012

Holding On And Letting Go

What do we do when possessions seem too important or meaningful to let go of, and yet too burdensome to hang on to?

News Roundtable

A special Thursday edition of our weekly News Roundtable.

December 12, 2012

The Latest On Clackamas Town Center Shooting

We'll get an update and hear more reactions to yesterday's shooting at the Clackamas Town Center mall.

December 11, 2012

What Is A School's Responsibility To Curb Bullying?

What responsibility do teachers and school administrators have to curb bullying among students?

Economic Impact Of Shortened Ski Seasons

A new study shows climate change could affect the ski industry of many western states.

December 10, 2012

Remembering Charles Washington

We remember Portland Observer publisher and editor-in-chief Charles Washington who passed away Saturday at the age of 60.

Checking In With Coordinated Care Organizations

How are new Coordinated Care Organizations changing health care for Oregon Health Plan patients?

Governor Kitzhaber Calling A Special Session

Today Governor John Kitzhaber is announcing a special legislative session to be held on Dec. 14. We'll provide details and analysis.

December 7, 2012

Michael Heald Talks About "Goodbye To The Nervous Apprehension"

Goodbye to the Nervous Apprehension, Michael Heald's new book of autobiographical essays, is a field guide to his 20s.

News Roundtable

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

December 6, 2012

Culture Club

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

Red Door Project Prompts Dialogue About Race

The August Wilson Red Door Project is using August Wilson's plays to prompt dialogue about race in Portland.

Gay Couples Register For Marriage Licenses

Marriage licenses for same sex couples will be issued in Washington State starting this Thursday.

December 5, 2012

ODFW May Vote On Gillnetting Compromise

A controversial plan to phase out gillnetting on the main stem of the Columbia River may be adopted on Friday.

A Hard Look At Elephants In Captivity

The ownership questions surrounding the newborn baby elephant at the Oregon Zoo bring up important issues about elephants living in captivity.

Deciphering The High Court Ruling On Eyewitness Testimony

What will the ruling on eyewitness testimony by the Oregon Supreme Court mean for cases being tried in the state?

December 4, 2012

Looking At Changes In The Real Estate Market

Is the housing market finally turning around?

Court Hears Pre-Trial Arguments In Mohamed Mohamud Case

Last week, a federal judge heard pre-trial arguments for the Mohamed Mohamud bomb plot case.

December 3, 2012

Ocean Acidification Creates Problems For Shellfish Farms

Ocean acidification is wreaking havoc on Northwest shellfish farms.

Paying For College Without Going Into Debt

A group of Portland State University students is pushing a proposal that would allow students to enroll in college without going into debt.

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