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Software Finds Trump And White Nationalists Have Close Twitter Ties

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2016

Do white supremacists like Donald Trump? One Portland entrepreneur used his software to find out.

Trump's Twitter Activity | Poet Laureate Elizabeth Woody | Living With Microcephaly

OPB | Broadcast: March 31, 2016

We talk to an analyst who took up Donald Trump's Twitter activity to see what it revealed. Oregon poet Elizabeth Woody joins us. And we hear from the mother of a child with microcephaly.

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Emergency Alert | WA Legislature Ends Session | Neglected Fishing Villages | Women In The Military

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2016

We learn about a new safety alert system in Portland. OPB’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins fills us in on the eventful last few weeks of the Washington legislative session. We hear about tribal fishing villages along the Columbia that the federal government has neglected. And we listen back to a conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group of female combat troops who saw combat long before the military opened such roles to women formally.

Growing PERS Liability | Sheriffs | In The Land Of Missing Persons | Oregon Candidate

OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2016

We talk about Oregon's growing PERS liability, dig into the role of Sheriffs in Oregon, unravel a mystery behind two men gone missing in the Alaskan wild, and learn about an Oregonian who was nominated as a presidential candidate in the early part of last century.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2016

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

News Roundtable March 24 2016 | Jackson County Pot Rules | Saffron Colonial

OPB | Broadcast: March 24, 2016

We go over some of the biggest stories of the week with our News Roundtable. We'll look at differing interpretations of a state law that may limit pot grows in Jackson County. And we dive into the debate around a new restaurant on N. Williams called ‘Saffron Colonial.

Public Safety | Klamath Drug Task Force | Special Districts | Restaurant Tipping

OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2016

We hear about Josephine County’s decision to declare a public safety fiscal emergency and we'll learn about a drug task force that’s being resurrected to combat meth- and heroin-related crime in Klamath County. We'll also learn about Oregon’s special districts, and hear why Le Pigeon decided to eliminate tipping.

US Interior Secretary Sally Jewell | Sen. Cory Booker

OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2016

We talk to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior who was in Oregon touring the Malheur Wildlife Refuge Monday. We also hear from New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, one of only three African American senators, who is currently on book tour for his new memoir. 

WA State Politics | Robert Siegel | Regional Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: March 21, 2016

We talk to legendary NPR host Robert Siegel and launch a new series checking in with regional papers across the state. We also hear about Bernie Sanders’ visit to WA state, the complicated Washington caucus/primary system, and the gridlock in Washington’s legislature.

Senator Merkley Not Opposed To Owyhee Monument Designation

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2016

Oregon's junior senator says he has urged the administration to address the concerns of locals.

Rep. Greg Walden | The NW View From D.C.

OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.

News Roundtable: March 18 | Explaining "Coal-Free" Power | Oregonians In D.C.

OPB | Broadcast: March 18, 2016

We analyze some of the top stories this week with our news roundtable, explore how Oregon's "coal-free power" law will unfold, and hear the voices of some Oregonians who have relocated to Washington D.C.

Primary Election Results | Supreme Court Nominee | Sen. Jeff Merkley

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we analyze primary election results, delve into the President's Supreme Court nominee, and talk to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Iannarone Wants Fewer Cars In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2016

Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone discusses her vision for a more accessible Portland and hopes for a lower carbon footprint.

Washington Lobbyist | Sen. Ron Wyden | Oregon's Pot Problems

OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. Today we hear from a long-time lobbyist about what it's like to navigate Washington's power structures, sit down with Sen. Ron Wyden to talk about his work with the United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and learn how advocates for Oregon's pot industry are trying to resolve discrepancies in state and federal law.

Lents Active Watch: Neighbors Try To Understand Homelessness

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2016

Think Out Loud host Dave Miller tours a former wildlife refuge in Lents with neighborhood activists.

Oregon Republicans | Federal Prosecutions | Microbial Cloud

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2016

The Republican Dorchester Conference was Seaside this weekend- we'll find out what was discussed. We'll also talk to a former federal prosecutor to learn more about the complexity of trying cases like the one against the Oregon occupiers. And a University of Oregon scientist will tell us about the way our germs float around us and get on everything.

News Roundtable: March 11, 2016 | Aequitas Capital Managment | Bigfoot

OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2016

We discuss the latest news stories from the region with our news roundtable, and get the scoop about the rise and fall of Lake Oswego-based Aequitas Capital Management. We wrap up the hour by exploring the mythic appeal of "Bigfoot."

Toxics Test Results | Portland Mayoral Candidate Sarah Iannarone | Washington County Homelessness

OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2016

We about the latest test results for toxic chemicals in Portland. We meet Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone and discuss Washington county's lack of affordable housing.

Bend Protest | Homeless Encampments In Lents | Naming UO Buildings

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2016

We hear about rallies held around the country yesterday in honor of LaVoy Finicum. We head out to the eastern edge of Multnomah County to see how housed and unhoused neighbors co-exist.

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2016

We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.

Live From Woodburn High

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2016

Oregon has the fourth lowest graduation rate in the country, but Woodburn High has exceeded the state average by double digits for two years in a row.

Investigation Into LaVoy Finicum's Death | 'Everybody Reads' Author Cristina HenrĂ­quez

OPB | Broadcast: March 8, 2016

We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.

Oregon Governor's Race | The Blob | Portland Business Alliance On Homelessness | Blazers

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2016

We learn whether ‘The Blob’ is dead and gone for good. We talk with the Portland Business Alliance about their perspective on homeless camping. And we discuss the Portland Trailblazers and their somewhat surprisingly successful season.

Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler Wants To Stop Gentrification

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2016

Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler discussed his plans to fix Portland's gentrification of minority communities on Think Out Loud.

Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler | Washington Legislative Check In | Umatilla Indian Reservation News

OPB | Broadcast: March 2, 2016

We'll hear from Portland mayoral candidate Ted wheeler, and speak with Chuck Sams about recent news affecting the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

'Free' Community College Update | Effect Of Hatcheries On Fish | Naloxone In Pharmacies

OPB | Broadcast: March 1, 2016

We'll hear about a bill that would allow pharmacists to prescribe a drug that helps reduce the effects of opioid overdoses. Then we'll get an update on Oregon's $50 a term community college program. Plus, a new study looks at the dramatic impact hatcheries have on the genes of steelhead trout.


Support for Think Out Loud is provided by: the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Dawn and Al Vermeulen, and Ray and Marilyn Johnson.