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Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

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's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

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.

Primary Election Results | Astrobiologist

OPB | May 18, 2016

We dig into the results of Tuesday's primary election. Then, we hear from NASA astrobiologist Kevin Hand.

Trump Support In Southern Oregon | GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off

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.

Political Cartoonist Jack Ohman On Why It's No Fun To Draw Donald Trump

OPB | April 26, 2016

Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

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."

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

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.

Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Allen Alley 'Does The Math'

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.

Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Iannarone Wants Fewer Cars In Portland

OPB | March 10, 2016

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

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

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."

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

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.

Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler Wants To Stop Gentrification

OPB | March 03, 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 | March 02, 2016

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

Local Races In Oregon & Washington

OPB | Nov. 02, 2015

We take a look at what's on local ballots for the Nov. 3 election.

Charlie Hales On Why He's Not Running And His Next 14 Months

OPB | Oct. 28, 2015

We talk to Charlie Hales about his surprise decision not to run for re-election what his next 14 months in office will look like.

National Republican Group Targets Oregon Elections

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015

The Republican State Leadership Committee has targeted Oregon's legislative races in the next election cycle.

Independent Party Opens Its Primary

OPB | April 20, 2015

The Independent Party of Oregon, which has recently gone from minor to major party status, announced it will open its primary to unaffiliated voters.