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Episodes: August, 2013

August 30, 2013

Cookbook Celebrates Five Years At Le Pigeon

We'll explore the secrets behind the nationally-recognized Portland restaurant, Le Pigeon.

News Roundtable: August 30, 2013

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

August 29, 2013

So You Want To Be A Stormtrooper

The Cloud City Garrison is the local chapter of the international 501st Legion, a 6,500-plus organization of costumed Star Wars aficionados.

Star Wars By The Bard

William Shakespeare's Star Wars seems a pairing of opposites but after just a few pages it's clear the Bard's influence on the galactic epic was there all along.

Exploring Firefighter Fatigue

Firefighters work long shifts in intense conditions. What keeps them coming back for more, and how do they prevent fatigue?

The Unwelcome Mosquitoes Of Bandon Marsh

Southern Oregon coastal community looks to U.S. Fish and Wildlife for solutions to a mosquito problem.

August 28, 2013

Revisiting Our Town: Vanport

In this rebroadcast, we revisit a recent installment of the Our Town series. The city of Vanport was destroyed in a flood 65 years ago.

August 27, 2013

Gone Home Makes Waves In Video Game Scene

A local gamer is making national headlines with his game Gone Home.

Quinoa Might Be A Good Fit For The Willamette Valley

A test project in the Willamette Valley shows quinoa might work as a new crop in the Northwest.

Semi-Nomadic Community Tries To Stay On Land

A group of semi-nomadic families are trying to buy the plot of land they have been living on in order to avoid having to find a new home.

Portland Firm Tops Toxic Polluter List

A study of the most toxic polluters in the U.S. ranked Portland-based Precision Castparts No. 1.

August 26, 2013

Stacy Bolt Talks About Breeding In Captivity

Humorist Stacy Bolt's new memoir recounts her struggles with infertility and the long and winding road she tread to motherhood.

Summer Recess Conversation: Greg Walden

Our summer congressional recess series continues with Representative Greg Walden.

August 23, 2013

News Roundtable: August 23, 2013

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

Looking Back: 75 Years of The View-Master

The View-Master, a stereoscopic 3-D viewer invented in Oregon, turns 75 on August 24th. We'll talk to the inventor's daughter about her childhood memories of her father and how the View-Master played an integral part.

Stories From The Locker Room

In his last piece as the Oregonian's Trail Blazers beat reporter, Jason Quick revealed that the best stories couldn't always make it to print.

August 22, 2013

Portland Aquarium Under Investigation

The nine-month-old Portland Aquarium is being investigated by the Oregon Humane Society.

Summer Recess Conversation: Ron Wyden

We'll continue our summer recess conversations with Oregon's senior senator, Ron Wyden.

August 21, 2013

A Deeper Look At The Plan For O&C Counties

What do stakeholders on O&C lands think of the proposal by Representatives DeFazio, Schrader, and Walden to increase logging?

Summer Recess Conversation: Earl Blumenauer

Our congressional recess conversations continue with the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer.

August 20, 2013

Polk County Proposes a Public Safety Levy

We'll discuss Polk County's decision to put a public safety levy on the ballot in November.

Talking Business

Our regular business update with the editor of the Portland Business Journal

Tracking Washington's Legal Marijuana

We'll check in on the progress the state is making crafting rules for the newly legalized marijuana trade and how drivers and law enforcement are responding.

August 19, 2013

Artist Versus Treasure Hunters

Two men who stumbled upon a trove of paintings by an internationally renowned artist want to sell the pieces, but she says no.

Summer Recess Conversation: Peter DeFazio

Our congressional recess conversations continue with the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th District: Peter DeFazio.

August 16, 2013

DIY Economy: Crowdfunding Businesses

Crowdfunding is widely used as a means to support independent projects and products. Lately, some established businesses have been utilizing crowdfunding for things like expanding operations and even staying afloat.

News Roundtable: August 16, 2013

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

Egypt's Revolution Up Close

For Portland State University graduate Erica Aisha Charves, Egypt's unrest isn't international news: It's neighborhood news.

August 15, 2013

The Rose Garden Gets a New Name

We'll discuss the Rose Garden's new name, the Moda Center and the arena's new partner, Moda Health. 

A $100 Problem

The new high-tech $100 bill has been beleaguered with problems, with a new one revealed this week.

Summer Recess Conversation: Suzanne Bonamici

Representative Suzanne Bonamici visits Think Out Loud to share her experiences from the congressional session and to answer your questions. What would you like to ask her?

August 14, 2013

Climate Change's Effect On Marine Life

Climate change is already effecting terrestrial life, but its effect on marine life is happening even quicker.

Exploring Safety Concerns About The Morrison Bridge

We'll find out about a lawsuit that alleges the recent 10-month renovation work on the Morrison Bridge may need to be redone. 

New Guidelines for Treating Oregon Health Plan Cancer Patients

We'll discuss the new guidelines adopted by the Health Evidence Review Commission that affect cancer patients on the Oregon Health Plan.

August 13, 2013

The Many Uses Of The Clackamas River

The Clackamas River may not be as recognizable as the Deschutes, the Willamette, or the Columbia, but it's just as essential to Oregonians.

Northwest Technology Update

Local tech industry insider Rick Turoczy weighs in with the latest news from the Silicon Forest.

Summer Recess Conversation: Kurt Schrader

Representative Kurt Schrader visits Think Out Loud to share his experiences from the congressional session and to answer your questions. What would you like to ask him?

August 12, 2013

FDA Regulations Worry Onion Farmers

The Federal Food and Drug Administration has proposed new safety rules that would, among other things, regulate irrigation water standards for crops.

Evidence Of The Oldest Life On Land

A University of Oregon geology professor may have found the oldest evidence of life on land.

Art Robinson Elected To Lead Oregon GOP

Oregon Republicans elected former Congressional candiate Art Robinson to lead the state party. 

August 9, 2013

Follow The Wheat: The Farm

In the Northwest, wheat is big business. The $500-million-a-year industry begins on family owned farms.

News Roundtable: August 9, 2013

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

President Obama Speaks on Russia, Healthcare and the Economy

We'll react to President Obama's press conference with our weekly News Roundtable.

August 8, 2013

Summer Movie Roundup

From big-budget blockbusters to quirky indie releases, we'll discuss some of the films that have audiences talking this season.

The Eugene Mission Downsizes

The Eugene Mission is imposing new admission limits. What will that mean for the homeless population in the area?

What Will Jeff Bezos Do With The Washington Post? founder Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post this week. What will he do with the 135 year old paper?

August 7, 2013

New Life For The Columbia River Crossing?

Despite the Washington legislature's failure to approve funding for a new I-5 bridge, some CRC supporters refuse to give up.

Taking Cancer Out Of The Conversation

In an effort to fight off overdiagnosis and overtreatment, a group of cancer researches suggests removing the word cancer from the names of some tumors.

Buying Liquor In Washington

It's been just over a year since liquor sales in Washington went private. We'll find out how things have changed.

August 6, 2013

Studying The Impact Of Coal And Climate Change

The Washington Department of Ecology will study the impact of a proposed Bellingham coal terminal on climate change.

What Can Be Done To Combat Racism On Juries?

The Washington State Supreme Court says the system is not doing enough to prevent racial discrimination in the selection of juries.

Child Trafficking Report

A new report commissioned by the Department of Justice shows how widespread child trafficking is in the Portland metro area.

August 5, 2013

Examining Assisted Living in Oregon

A collaborative documentary from Frontline and ProPublica has exposed the dark side of assisted living, where profit can often outweigh the well-being of residents.

August 2, 2013

What Can Montessori Teach Public Education?

Can Montessori education, which downplays grades and standardized tests, work in public education?

News Roundtable: August 2, 2013

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

August 1, 2013

Checking in on the Portland Timbers

We take a look at the 2013 Portland Timbers season as they prepare for their final playoff push.

Ramadan Enters Its Last Week

Oregon's growing Muslim communities spend Ramadan fasting during the day, often without friends and coworkers knowing they're observing the holiest time of their year

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