OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 25, 2017
What were you thinking about in the news this week? Also, we talk to Senator Jeff Merkley, who just got back from a trip to the Korean peninsula.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2016
We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | March 25, 2016
Think Out Loud mediates a conversation among six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2015
Yakima is 41 percent Latino or Hispanic, but there has never been a Latino elected to the city council.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 6, 2015
FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2014
FRIDAY: We gathered in a bar in Portland to discuss the practical and social implications of legalizing marijuana.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 22, 2014
WEDNESDAY: OPB reporter Rob Manning gives us a primer on the Metro measure on Portland-area ballots.
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.
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".
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.
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.