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Episodes: October, 2013

October 31, 2013

Addicts Trained To Administer A Drug That Can Reverse Opiate Overdoses

THURSDAY: Since a new law went into effect this summer, more than 400 laypeople have been trained to administer naloxone to revive someone after an opiate overdose.

Portland Timbers Head for Playoffs

THURSDAY: After a successful season, the Portland Timbers will face the Seattle Sounders in the MLS playoffs on Saturday.

St. Helens School Employees Can Carry Guns Again

THURSDAY: St. Helens school board member Ray Biggs successfully brought a motion to overturn the district's recent ban on employees bringing weapons onto school property.

October 30, 2013

75 Years Of War Of The Worlds

WEDNESDAY: The Willamette Radio Workshop in Portland and students at Washington State University, Vancouver are teaming up to re-present the infamous 1938 broadcast of War of the Worlds.

Seven Months in Iran

WEDNESDAY: An Iranian native and his American wife left their daily routines behind in Oregon to travel around his homeland for seven months.

Clark County Wants To Revamp Its Charter

WEDNESDAY: Residents of Clark County are choosing 15 people from over 100 candidates to help rewrite the county charter.

October 29, 2013

Oregon's Role in Environmental Pact With West Coast and British Columbia

TUESDAY: Oregon has joined forces with California, Washington and British Columbia to commit to implementing new policies that would reduce carbon emissions.

Will Damascus, Oregon Remain A City?

TUESDAY: Residents of the Clackamas County city of Damascus will vote in November on whether or not to disincorporate.

Talking Business

TUESDAY: In our regular business update, we'll discuss another effort to bring a Major League Baseball to Portland, regional HIV research, and more.

October 28, 2013

The Authors Road: Chronicling America's Writers

MONDAY: Portland-based couple George Mason and Salli Slaughter have been travelling across the country in an RV creating an archive of interviews with influential American writers.

Three Pot Initiatives Filed In Oregon And Counting

MONDAY: Oregon may see competing pot legalization inititatives on the 2014 ballot.

Chief Mike Reese Objects To Proposed Police Review Changes

MONDAY: Portland Police Chief Mike Reese objects to proposed changes to the city's Independent Police Review Division.

October 25, 2013

Oregon Losing Middle Wage Jobs

FRIDAY: A new study finds that Oregon's middle wage jobs are being replaced by jobs at the high and low ends of the wage scale.

Control Shifts At BPA After Hiring Scandal

FRIDAY: The Department of Energy is taking control of personnel decisions at the Bonneville Power Administration after a hiring scandal.

News Roundtable: October 25, 2013

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest state, national and international news stories of the week.

October 24, 2013

Portland band "The Slants" Takes Trademark Case to Court

THURSDAY: Four years after their initial application to trademark their name was denied, the Portland band "The Slants" are taking their case to the federal court of appeals.

Artists Bring Archived Surveillance Records To Light

THURSDAY: Two Portland artists are collaborating on a public art project to bring archived surveillance documents to light.

DDT Study Underscores Emerging Science Of Epigenetics

THURSDAY: Washington State University researchers say exposure to chemicals like DDT can cause changes at the genetic level that can be passed down through generations.

October 23, 2013

New Flood Insurance Maps Impact Northwest Residents

WEDNESDAY: Residents in Oregon and Washington have had mixed reactions to new flood plain maps that could dramatically change their flood insurance rates.

What Can The Middle East Learn From Kurdistan?

WEDNESDAY: A World Affairs Council of Oregon speaker shares his thoughts on why Kurdistan may be a model for stability in the Middle East.

Changes To The Way Portland Police Are Reviewed

WEDNESDAY: The Portland City Council is hearing changes to the Independent Police Review Division which investigates complaints and all involving officer involved shootings. 

October 22, 2013

Health Exchange Enrollment Strong in Washington, Delayed in Oregon

TUESDAY: Three weeks after the nationwide health exchange roll-out, users in Washington have had few issues but those in Oregon have encountered many obstacles.

Washington Votes On Whether To Label Genetically Engineered Food

TUESDAY: Washington voters will decide in November whether foods with genetically engineered ingredients have to be labeled.

October 21, 2013

Julia Child Rules

MONDAY: Karen Karbo, the author of the Kick Ass Women series, joins us to talk about the iconic yet unpretentious chef, author and cooking show star, Julia Child.

Medford City Council Blocks Pot Dispensaries

The Medford City Council has effectively banned medical marijuana dispensaries, despite a state law that will allow them next year.

October 18, 2013

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies

Tom Foley, former Washington congressman and Speaker of the House, died at age 84.

Scientists Predict Climate Change Will Affect Most Ocean Life By 2100

A new study predicts about 98 percent of the world's oceans will be affected by acidification, warming temperatures, low oxygen, or lack of biological productivity.

News Roundtable: October 18, 2013

We review some of the biggest state, national and international news stories of the week.

October 17, 2013

"All Jane" Festival Highlights Women In Comedy

Women comedians are in the spotlight at this weekend's All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival.

Pendleton Courting Drone Industry

The eastern Oregon city wants to attract unmanned aircraft companies as a way to spur the local economy.

Remembering Joe Bell

We'll talk to the writer Pauls Toutonghi about his day walking with Joe Bell, who was killed last week.

October 16, 2013

African-American Families Discuss Challenges And Solutions

We'll talk with members of the African-American community in Portland about the challenges they face related to raising their children — particularly their sons.

OSU Researchers Make Strides In New Treatment for "Superbugs"

Researchers at OSU and other institutions are working on a new, more precise kind of antibiotic to target drug-resistant bacteria.

October 15, 2013

Craft Whiskey Distilleries In The Northwest

While Oregon and Washington have long been renowned for their microbreweries, the craft whiskey distilling movement is only now beginning to come of age in the region.

Deaf-Blind Youth Nationwide Benefit From Oregon Resources

The National Center for Deaf-Blindness at Western Oregon University just got a $10.5 million grant to expand resources for parents and educators of deaf-blind children.

Wood Stoves Pose Threat To Public Health

Oregon and six other states are suing the Environmental Protection Agency, alleging it has not adequately limited pollution from wood stoves.

October 14, 2013

The Evangelicals You Don't Know

We'll talk with religion writer Tom Krattenmaker about the subject of his book, The Evangelicals You Don't Know.

October 11, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell Talks About Sports And "David And Goliath"

In his new book, David and Goliath, Malcolm Gladwell dismantles conventional thinking on topics ranging from education to criminal sentencing to basketball strategy.

News Roundtable: October 11, 2013

We review some of the biggest state, national and international news stories of the week.

October 10, 2013

Oregonians Cope With Government Shutdown

Well into the second week of the federal government shutdown, Oregonians are dealing with furloughs, delayed benefit payments, and a variety of other issues.

Diving Into Mt. Hood's Glacier Caves

A pair of Oregon cavers have identified what may be the largest glacier cave system in the lower 48 states. 

October 9, 2013

Dam Leak Could Affect Mirror Pond Debate

Water levels in Bend's Mirror Pond are dropping since the Newport Avenue Dam sprung a leak, as the community grapples with how to deal with silt buildup in the iconic pond.

Nancy Golden Talks About How To Improve Education In Oregon

We talk with Nancy Golden, Oregon's new Chief Education Officer, following Rudy Crew's departure.

October 8, 2013

Salman Rushdie's Years As Joseph Anton

Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton documents his life during the years the Ayatollah of Iran had issued a fatwa calling for Rushdie's death.

October 7, 2013

Talking Business

In our regular business update we'll discuss the pay gap between CEOs and their employees, companies taking a stand in support of same-sex marriage, and more.

U.S. Supreme Court Fall Term Preview

The U.S. Supreme Court returns from its summer break and will begin hearing cases later this month.

Oregonians Will Feel SNAP Funding Cuts

With one of the highest rates of food stamps participation in the nation, Oregon is poised to be hit hard by cuts to the SNAP program.

October 5, 2013

Malcolm Gladwell And Dave Miller Talk Sports, David and Goliath And More

Malcom Gladwell sat down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller to discuss a range of topics and his new book, David and Goliath.

October 4, 2013

Oregon's Values And Beliefs Revealed

What do Oregonians truly value? A new study by DHM Research reveals how people across the state feel about everything from education to religion, and more.

October 3, 2013

Prescription Drug Abuse In Southern Oregon

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Jackson County, and health care professionals are trying to figure out how to stop it.

Ashland Cracks Down On Short-Term Vacation Rentals

The city of Ashland is cracking down on residents using Airbnb and other services to rent out their rooms.

Special Session Wraps Up

The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."

October 2, 2013

State Of The Media In Medford

What does the media landscape look like where you live?

October 1, 2013

Professor Yong Zhao On How To Educate Globally Competitive Students

We'll talk with University of Oregon education professor, Yong Zhao, about how schools could be educating students to be creative and innovative thinkers.

UO President Michael Gottfredson Talks About Year One

We'll talk with UO President Michael Gottfredson as he begins his second academic year at the university. 

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