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Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2017

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2017

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2017

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2016

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

Portland Police Accountability Changes | Standing Rock Protest | Les Zaitz Retires

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2016

Portland may change its police accountability process. We talk to an Oregonian protesting in North Dakota. And investigative reporter Les Zaitz looks back on his prestigious career.

Crazy Snake Worm | Tule Lake Pilgrimage

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2016

An entomologist tells us about an invasive species of earthworm. And we hear voices from the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, the biannual gathering remembering the experiences of the Japanese internment camp on the edge of Oregon.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2016

A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.

Willamette River Cleanup Plan | On The Road: US Route 395

OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2016

We learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft clean-up plan for the Willamette River Superfund site. And we take you on a radio road trip down route 395 from Pendleton to John Day.

News Roundtable | Lead Poisoning | QDoc At 10

OPB | Broadcast: May 20, 2016

Our news roundtable guests dig into local and regional election results. We learn more about the business of electronics recycling in the Pacific Northwest. And QDoc co-founder David Weissman talks about this unique 10-year-old festival going on this weekend. 

Conservative Conservationism | National Vote By Mail | Drive-In Movies

OPB | Broadcast: May 4, 2016

A new study looks into the ways environmental messaging should change if it is going to appeal to conservatives. We hear from Oregon's senior Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal to expand Oregon’s vote-by-mail system nationwide. The 99W Drive-In Theatre in Newberg is hoping to get your vote for best drive-in movie theater in the country.

Birding Around Burns

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2016

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival — and Think Out Loud will be there! We'll hear from record-holding bird enthusiast Noah Strycker, senior naturalist Duncan Evered, Chamber of Commerce executive director Chelsea Harrison, and more.

Healing In Harney County

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2016

Two months after the end of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Think Out Loud is returning to Harney County to moderate a discussion about how the community is healing and what its future may look like.

Blue Mountains Forest Plan

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2016

We'll discuss the plan currently under revision for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa–Whitman National Forests. It describes the social, economic, and ecological goals of the National Forest Service for public lands in Eastern Oregon.

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. 

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.

Legislative Leaders On Lawmaking | Air Pollution in SE Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 23, 2016

We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.

Lunar New Year | Environmental Update | Occupiers' Videos

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 8, 2016

We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 2, 2016

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2016

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.