OPB | Sept. 13, 2016
We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.
OPB | Sept. 01, 2016
A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.
OPB | Aug. 26, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest news stories of the week, and we find out what life is like at Portland's newest homeless shelter.
OPB | July 20, 2016
We talk to the chair of the Oregon GOP and a young Republican at the RNC. Then, it's pretrial hearings for the Malheur refuge occupiers and the latest on political drama in Clark County.
OPB | July 12, 2016
We get a preview of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we learn about a Harvard study exploring African-Americans' relationships with their health care providers. We also talk to a local African American mother about the anxiety of raising a black son.
OPB | June 29, 2016
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.
OPB | May 17, 2016
We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.
OPB | May 18, 2016
We dig into the results of Tuesday's primary election. Then, we hear from NASA astrobiologist Kevin Hand.
OPB | May 10, 2016
We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.
OPB | April 26, 2016
Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.
OPB | April 20, 2016
We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."
OPB | April 22, 2016
We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.
OPB | April 12, 2016
Allen Alley, an engineer and tech executive, ran for Oregon treasurer in 2008 and governor in 2010. He's running for the Republican nomination for governor in the May 17 primary.
OPB | April 04, 2016
We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | March 10, 2016
Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone discusses her vision for a more accessible Portland and hopes for a lower carbon footprint.
OPB | 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."
OPB | March 04, 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.
OPB | March 03, 2016
Portland mayoral candidate Ted Wheeler discussed his plans to fix Portland's gentrification of minority communities on Think Out Loud.