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Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2015

Scott Nelson, business editor for The Oregonian, stops by Think Out Loud to discuss the latest in the region's business news.

Should Computer Coding Be Offered As A Foreign Language?

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2015

TUESDAY: A bill in the Oregon Legislature would allow computer coding classes to be counted towards foreign language requirements for public school students.

Our Computers, Ourselves: Instant Information

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 5, 2014

TUESDAY: In the first installment of our tech series, we'll discuss the pros and cons of having any so much data instantly available.

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2014

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

Portland Social History? There's An App For That

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2013

TUESDAY: Know Your City (formerly the Dill Pickle Club) has launched a new mobile app that takes people on a guided, multicultural history tour of downtown Portland.

Oregon Tech Education

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2013

MONDAY: A recent survey of Oregon technology industry executives indicates a growing concern over the quality of tech education at the state's universities.