OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017
Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 16, 2017
We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2017
For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2016
Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 15, 2016
A local author takes a look at death and dying, mortality and grieving.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2016
Do you have a story about a spooky or weird place in Portland? Share it today on our Halloween extravaganza. Also today, we'll hear another personal story in our American Dream series.
OPB | Broadcast: July 15, 2016
We review some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, Jules Boykoff tells us how the city is preparing and how these games compare to past Olympics.
OPB | Broadcast: March 8, 2016
We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2016
We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015
A novel for young adults takes up the changing nature of Northeast Portland's neighborhoods.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 30, 2015
Author Marie Mutsuki Mockett explored the spiritual and emotional aspects of Japanese life after the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2015
Acclaimed author John Irving sits down with Dave Miller in front of an audience at Wordstock to talk about Irving's 14th novel.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2015
The Children's Book Bank has launched A Story Like Mine, a campaign that aims to make more culturally diverse children's books available to kids.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2015
Pulitzer-Prize winning author Jane Smiley joins Think Out Loud to talk about her new trilogy.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2015
Erica Jong has written more than two dozen books over the last four decades. Her new novel is a kind of follow up to her first and most famous novel, "Fear of Flying," published in 1973.
OPB | Broadcast: June 15, 2015
Margaret Grundstein has written a memoir about her years in a commune in Western Oregon during the 1970's.
OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2015
Portland author Samantha Waltz has collected a series of essays from writers around the country. We talk to her and two of the other Oregon authors.
OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2015
FRIDAY: "Sometimes a Great Notion?" "Fight Club?" "Wild?"
OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 20, 2014
THURSDAY: The legendary Northwest author delivered an impassioned speech last night at the National Book Awards, where she received the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 19, 2014
TUESDAY: Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.