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Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2017

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

Oregon State Sen. Lew Frederick Looks To Reduce Racial Profiling

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2017

Oregon state Sen. Lew Frederick (D-Portland) spoke with OPB's Think Out Loud about how new proposed legislation grew out of his prior efforts to reduce racial profiling by law enforcement.

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.

The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2016

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2016

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

News Roundtable | Ban The Box | Marijuana Research

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2016

The weekly news roundtable addresses the presidential race, Portland's potential new homeless shelter and public records reform in Oregon. Also, a UO researcher explains "ban the box," and an Oregon cannabis researcher reacts to the DEA's announcement.

An Oregon Republican Millennial On His Experience At The RNC

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2016

Portlander Xander Almeida attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and shared his perspective with Think Out Loud producer Julie Sabatier.

Bringing Refugees To Oregon | Soviet Diaspora: Education | Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2016

We'll talk to two faith leaders from Eugene who are working to bring refugees to Oregon. We'll continue our series on this state's Soviet diaspora with a conversation about education. And we'll catch up on the latest regional business news.

Portland Mayoral Debate 2016

OPB | March 25, 2016

Think Out Loud mediates a conversation among six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland.

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.

First Latina Candidates Elected To Yakima City Council

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2015

Yakima is 41 percent Latino or Hispanic, but there has never been a Latino elected to the city council.

News Roundtable: February 6, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2015

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Nation's First Transgender Mayor Leaves Office

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2015

FRIDAY: Former Silverton Mayor Stu Rasmussen joins us to look back at his time in office and talk about what lies ahead.

Oregon Town Hall: Pot In 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2014

FRIDAY: We gathered in a bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.

Metro Measure Explained

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.

Kitzhaber And Merkley Ahead In The Polls

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2014

TUESDAY: A new poll released by OPB and Fox 12 shows Democratic incumbents for statewide office in Oregon are in the lead.

Hari Kondabolu Brings His Politically Charged Comedy To Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: Indian-American, New York City-bred comedian, Hari Kondabolu, reflects on race relations, Matthew McConaughey and more on his debut album, "Waiting For 2042".

Oregon Remembers Former Governor Vic Atiyeh

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2014

WEDNESDAY: State officials, former staffers, members of Oregon's Congressional delegation, and others are gathering in the state capitol to remember Oregon's last Republican governor.

Clark County Releases Proposed Changes To Charter

OPB | Broadcast: May 30, 2014

FRIDAY: Voters will be asked to weigh in on a rearrangement of county government that would also cut commissioners' salaries in half.

News Roundtable: April 25, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.