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McMinnville Officers Sued For Alleged Brutality

OPB | May 31, 2013

We'll get the latest on a police brutality lawsuit in McMinnville.

Expanding Mental Health Care In Oregon

OPB | May 31, 2013

We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.

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News Roundtable: May 31, 2013

OPB | May 31, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Our Town: Vanport

OPB | May 30, 2013

For the next installment of the Our Town series, we'll focus on a city that was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago: Vanport.

Shutting Down Poker Clubs?

OPB | May 29, 2013

Some lawmakers say poker clubs are operating outside the law and should be shut down, while players want the law to be changed.

Exploring Oregon's History Of Slavery

OPB | May 29, 2013

The journalist and historian Gregory Nokes explores Oregon's little-known history of slavery in his new book Breaking Chains: Slavery on Trial in the Oregon Territory.

Understanding PANDAS

OPB | May 29, 2013

The mother of the Albany high school student arrested for allegedly plotting an assault on the school says he has a rare condition linked to strep.

Exploring The Moral Roots Of What Divides Us

OPB | May 28, 2013

We'll talk with Jonathan Haidt, a social scientist who explores the moral roots of what divides us, from politics to religion.

Environmental News Round-Up

OPB | May 28, 2013

We'll talk with David Steves and Ashley Ahearn, both of EarthFix, about some recent environmental headlines they've been following.

Albany Student Accused In High School Bomb Plot

OPB | May 28, 2013

A 17-year-old high school student arrested last week in Albany is due in court Tuesday afternoon.

Stephen Greenblatt Discusses The Swerve To Modernity

OPB | May 27, 2013

On this Memorial Day holiday, we bring you a special encore presentation of our show with Pulitzer prize winning author Stephen Greenblatt about The Swerve. 

Buried In The Sky Sheds Light On Sherpas' Lives

OPB | May 24, 2013

Buried in the Sky tells the story of the sherpas and high-altitude porters who do much of the heavy lifting on the tallest — and most deadly — mountains in the world.

News Roundtable: May 24, 2013

OPB | May 24, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Obama Addresses Military Policy

OPB | May 23, 2013

President Obama gave a speech today addressing the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and the use of drones.

Cracking Down On Insurance Companies

OPB | May 23, 2013

Lawmakers are considering a bill that would change the way insurance companies are regulated in Oregon.

Live In Salem With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | May 23, 2013

We'll catch up with the governor about some of his priorities for the last month of the legislative session.

Culture Club

OPB | May 22, 2013

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

Lowering the Legal Limit for DUIIs

OPB | May 22, 2013

The National Transportation and Safety Board has made recommendations for states to lower driver's acceptable blood alcohol content to 0.05 percent.

Special Election Results

OPB | May 22, 2013

We'll discuss how some of the major ballot items across the state fared in the May special election.

Talking Business

OPB | May 21, 2013

Portland Business Journal editor Rob Smith talks about local business news.

Transforming Schools Through Play

OPB | May 21, 2013

We'll find out why some schools are using a program called Playworks to reduce bullying and boost classroom learning.

Diversity and Hiring in Collegiate Sports

OPB | May 20, 2013

Oregon's state schools are under scrutiny for ignoring diversity and hiring laws.

Living In A Historic District

OPB | May 20, 2013

What are the benefits and drawbacks of living in a designated historic district?

New Rules In Washington For Legal Marijuana

OPB | May 20, 2013

Washington state has released new draft rules for its now-legal marijuana industry.

Michael Pollan Talks About Braises and Barbeque

OPB | May 17, 2013

Food guru Michael Pollan talked to Dave Miller at Portland's Newmark Theatre.

News Roundtable: May 16, 2013

OPB | May 16, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Reading The Economic Tea Leaves

OPB | May 16, 2013

The state budget hangs in the balance as lawmakers pore over the latest revenue forecast released Thursday.

The Dalai Lama Part II

OPB | May 15, 2013

The second part of Dave Miller's conversation with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.

The Dalai Lama Visits Oregon

OPB | May 14, 2013

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama talks to Dave Miller during his visit to Portland.

Voting On Public Safety Funding

OPB | May 13, 2013

Voters around the state will decide on tax measures May 21 that would fund jail beds, law enforcement personnel and other public safety infrastructure. 

Dry Weather Impacting Water Users And Wildfires

OPB | May 13, 2013

We'll check in on how the dry weather is affecting Klamath Basin water users and the early wildfire season.

Tibetans Living In The Northwest

OPB | May 10, 2013

What is life like for Tibetans living in exile in the Northwest?

News Roundtable: May 10, 2013

OPB | May 10, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week.

Ashleigh Flynn Tells Stories In "A Million Stars"

OPB | May 09, 2013

Portland singer-songwriter Ashleigh Flynn profiles historical figures and draws on her own experience in her new album, A Million Stars.

Sexual Assaults Increasing In The Armed Forces

OPB | May 09, 2013

An alarming new study shows sexual assaults are on the rise in the military.

Dan Wieden Talks About W+K

OPB | May 08, 2013

We broadcast live from "the nest" at Wieden+Kennedy in conversation with the company's co-founder, Dan Wieden.

Verselandia!

OPB | May 08, 2013

The five winners of Portland's Verselandia poetry slam competition bring their game to Think Out Loud.

Special Election: Fluoride

OPB | May 07, 2013

As the May special election nears, we'll check in with both sides of the water fluoridation debate. 

Changing And Implementing The Portland Arts Tax

OPB | May 07, 2013

The arts tax that Portland residents approved last fall is facing some legal and bureaucratic hurdles. We'll get an update.

Stephanie Lenox And The Poetry of Voice

OPB | May 06, 2013

The poet Stephanie Lenox joins us to talk about channeling the voices of other people, and telling her own stories, in her collection Congress of Strange People.

Environmental News Round-Up

OPB | May 06, 2013

We're bringing together our Ecotrope blogger and Earthfix editor to catch us up on some of the latest environmental news.

Seattle Vs. Portland Smackdown!

OPB | May 03, 2013

Today we go head-to-head with Puget Sound Public Radio's The Conversation over the great Northwest debate, which city is better: Portland or Seattle?

News Roundtable: May 3, 2013

OPB | May 03, 2013

We'll review the biggest national and regional news stories of the week with our colleages at KUOW's The Conversation.

Catching Up On Two Regional Stories

OPB | May 03, 2013

Our co-production between KUOW's The Conversation and Think Out Loud begins with a look at two top stories from our region. 

Culture Club

OPB | May 02, 2013

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

Increasing Penalties For Logging Protests

OPB | May 02, 2013

The Oregon House just passed two bills that would restrict protests that aim to block logging operations on state forest lands.

Sheriff Releases Report On Clackamas Town Center Shooting

OPB | May 02, 2013

The Clackamas County Sheriff has released a report on what happened before, during, and after the Clackamas Town Center shooting this past December.

Putting The Left Hand Of Darkness On Stage

OPB | May 01, 2013

Portland author Ursula K. Le Guin's groundbreaking 1969 science fiction novel is being staged by Hand2mouth Theatre and Portland Playhouse. 


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