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Gun Culture | American Isolationism

OPB | May 03, 2016

Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.

Gas Tax Debate | Native American History

OPB | May 02, 2016

We'll debate the pros and cons of a ballot measure that would hike the gas tax in Portland. And we'll talk to two Native American artists who have brought their artistic exploration of genocide to Clark County.

Political Cartoonist Jack Ohman On Why It's No Fun To Draw Donald Trump

OPB | April 26, 2016

Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

Jack Roberts Is Fired | Tiny Houses For Homeless | Sex Trafficking Prevention | Restaurant Tipping

OPB | April 27, 2016

We talk to Oregon Lottery director Jack Roberts about his sudden termination. Then the author of a guide for cities wanting to build tiny house communities joins us, and we talk to a formerly trafficked sex worker about what she’s now doing to help other girls and women get out of the industry.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

OPB | April 25, 2016

Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.

Surrogacy | Questioning Travel Bans | Pizza!

OPB | April 21, 2016

We talk to OPB reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about Oregon's surrogacy industry. Lewis & Clark professor Nathan Christensen questions the wisdom of travel bans as a form of protest. And Portland restaurateur Ken Forkish talks about his new pizza cookbook.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | April 20, 2016

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | April 22, 2016

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

News Roundtable: April 15, 2016 | Activism Jogging In Burundi | PSU Students For Trump

OPB | April 15, 2016

Our news roundtable take on the biggest regional and national stories of the week. We hear how jogging has become a political act in Burundi. And Portland State Univerity's "Students for Trump" tell us about confrontations on campus.

Precision Castparts' Worried Neighbors | Poor Whites Supporting Trump | Rita Dove

OPB | April 14, 2016

We hear from OPB reporter Amelia Templeton about the long-standing complaints by the Portland neighbors of Precision Castparts, which has apparently been emitting toxic pollution for decades. Camas-based author Jonna Ivin analyzes the role of race and class in Donald Trump's popularity. And we talk to former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove about her work.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Allen Alley 'Does The Math'

OPB | April 12, 2016

Allen Alley, an engineer and tech executive, ran for Oregon treasurer in 2008 and governor in 2010. He's running for the Republican nomination for governor in the May 17 primary.

Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | April 12, 2016

We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.

Rebroadcast: Conversations With Hazelnut Grove Homeless Camp Residents

OPB | April 06, 2016

We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.

Reform at DHS | Whiteness History Month | Talking Business | Bartow Memoriam

OPB | April 05, 2016

We talk about problems in Oregon's foster care system, Whiteness History Month, and the latest headlines in local business news.

Portland City Council Candidates: More Help For Homelessness Is Needed

OPB | April 04, 2016

The candidates for position four seat on the Portland city council share their views on homelessness and why they're running.

Portland Modeled Its Homeless Busing Program On San Francisco's

OPB | April 04, 2016

Portland is about to start handing out bus tickets to homeless people who would have a better situation in other cities. That's something San Francisco has been doing for 10 years.

Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

OPB | April 04, 2016

We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.

Birding Around Burns

OPB | April 08, 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.