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Oregon DA Seeks Death Penalty Despite Personal Opposition

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2016

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel opposes the death penalty, but he's seeking it in a murder case he is prosecuting.

Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis Says Death Penalty Is For The 'Unredeemable'

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016

Josh Marquis is one of the most outspoken advocates of the death penalty law in Oregon, but he says a death sentence is not appropriate for every capital murder case.

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Silverton Resident Whose Daughter Was Murdered Says Capital Punishment Can't Bring Closure

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016

Silverton resident Aba Gayle's daughter Catherine was murdered in 1980, and she shares how she forgave the killer 12 years after the murder and how her life was forever changed.

On The Road: Hoofing It On Sandy Boulevard

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 22, 2016

We wanted to get a better feel for Portland's own Sandy Boulevard. And so we decided to walk it — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

Trump-Clinton Twitter Bet Leads To Cross-Country Meeting

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 22, 2016

Donald Trump supporter Steven Brewer and Hillary Clinton supporter Devin Gaffney made a bet in October that the supporter of the loser of the presidential race would fly out to meet the supporter of the winner.

Producers' Choice: The Best 'Think Out Loud' Conversations Of 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 28, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the staff of OPB's "Think Out Loud" look back on some of their favorite conversations from the past year.

On The Road: The Places 'Think Out Loud' Went And The People We Met

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 23, 2016

"On The Road" is "Think Out Loud's" radio road trip series, bringing you conversations with wanderers, tourists and residents we meet along Oregon's backroads and highways.

News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

Outgoing Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy Reflects On Her 3 Terms In Office

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2016

Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.

Race In The Northwest | Jordan Refugee Camp | Oregon's Non-unanimous Juries

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2016

We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.

News Roundtable: 2016 In Review

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 30, 2016

Looking back on the biggest news stories of 2016.

It's A Woman's World

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 29, 2016

Three conversations with authors who have written books exploring how women live in a world that is often designed by and for men.

The Lives Of Teachers

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2016

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers.

The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2016

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Closing After 20 Years

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016

Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.

Digestable Battery | Vancouver Mural | A Craft Brewing Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2016

Oregon's microbrewing economy faces a new hurdle; an Oregon student won a scholarship for inventing a digestible battery; and Vancouver High School students recently painted a mural on police headquarters.

Election Bet | Death Penalty: Aba Gayle | Jimmy Mak's Closing

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016

We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.

Yes, Coyotes Do Roam The Streets Of Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016

Portlanders have reported almost 2,000 coyote sightings this year.

What 5 Songs Can Tell Us About War

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 15, 2016

Troops talked to University of Oregon researcher Lisa Gilman about the meaning behind the songs that they listened to while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

News Roundtable | The Fish Market

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2016

We look at some of the biggest stories of the week, and we learn about how much of the US fish market has been privatized.

Coyotes | Death Penalty: DA Josh Marquis | Fake News Bots

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2016

How are urban coyotes different from rural coyotes? Also, how do automated computer programs distort online news? And we continue our death penalty series.

Talking Business | Campaign Finance | Peter Buckley

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2016

The latest business news, looking back over representative Peter Buckley's 12 year career in office, and an overview of the big changes before Portland City Council.

Music And War | A History Of Capital Punishment In Oregon | Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2016

Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.   

News Roundtable | Climate Lawsuit | Genomics

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the big stories of the week. We take up another view of a federal climate change lawsuit. And we learn what we don't know after 25 years of genome sequencing.

REBROADCAST: Mohsin Hamid

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2016

REBROADCAST: Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.

Battle Ready: The Military's NW Environmental Legacy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2016

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs.

Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2016

We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2016

We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.

News Roundtable Dec. 2 | Elliott State Forest | Solitary Confinement in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2016

We discuss some big stories this week on our news roundtable, learn more about the sale of the Elliott State Forest and hear about efforts to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Oregon prisons.

Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2016

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.


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