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Rep. Greg Walden | The NW View From D.C.

OPB | March 17, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.

Primary Election Results | Supreme Court Nominee | Sen. Jeff Merkley

OPB | March 16, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we analyze primary election results, delve into the President's Supreme Court nominee, and talk to U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley.

Congressional Roundup

OPB | Dec. 22, 2015

We sit down with members of Oregon's Congressional delegation to look back on some of the highs and lows of 2015.

How Healthy Is Too Healthy? Americans Face Off Over School Nutrition Requirements

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

For the past three years, the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 has been phasing in stricter nutritional standards for federally funded school lunch programs.

Working to Overhaul 'No Child Left Behind'

OPB | July 14, 2015

We check in with Education Week reporter Lauren Camera on Congress' current efforts to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

Reacting To The State Of The Union

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: President Obama spoke of "turning the page" in his 2015 State of the Union address.

News Roundtable: Looking Back On The News In 2014

OPB | Dec. 31, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In this special Think Out Loud, we review some of the biggest international, national and regional news stories of the year.

Why Is David Wu Still On Capitol Hill?

OPB | July 18, 2014

FRIDAY: According to BuzzFeed, former Oregon Congressman David Wu is still spotted regularly in Washington three years after he resigned in disgrace.

Sen. Ron Wyden Takes Your Questions

OPB | April 14, 2014

MONDAY: This February, Sen. Ron Wyden took over as chair of the Senate Finance Committee. We'll hear about the new role, and take your questions.

Proposed Law Seeks To Ban "Murderabilia"

OPB | Feb. 04, 2014

TUESDAY: A movement in Congress hopes to bar serial killers and other infamous criminals from profiting from the sale of personal artifacts.

Congressman John Lewis' Graphic Memoir

OPB | Jan. 20, 2014

MONDAY: Rep. John Lewis reflects on the civil rights movement, Martin Luther King Jr., and his own introduction to activism as a young man.

News Roundtable: January 16, 2014

OPB | Jan. 16, 2014

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

News Roundtable: December 13, 2013

OPB | Dec. 13, 2013

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

Former House Speaker Tom Foley Dies

OPB | Oct. 18, 2013

Tom Foley, former Washington congressman and Speaker of the House, died at age 84.

Summer Recess Conversation: Earl Blumenauer

OPB | Aug. 21, 2013

Our congressional recess conversations continue with the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 3rd District: Earl Blumenauer.

Summer Recess Conversation: Peter DeFazio

OPB | Aug. 19, 2013

Our congressional recess conversations continue with the U.S. Representative for Oregon's 4th District: Peter DeFazio.

Summer Recess Conversation: Suzanne Bonamici

OPB | Aug. 15, 2013

Representative Suzanne Bonamici visits Think Out Loud to share her experiences from the congressional session and to answer your questions. What would you like to ask her?

Three Oregon Congressmen Vote Against Fiscal Cliff Compromise

OPB | Jan. 02, 2013

Oregon Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Peter DeFazio, and Kurt Schrader — all Democrats — voted against the fiscal cliff compromise.

Jeff Merkley Talks Filibuster Reform

OPB | Nov. 29, 2012

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) wants to fight congressional gridlock by changing the filibuster rule.

Farm Bill Passes out of Senate

OPB | June 22, 2012

The Farm Bill passed out of the Senate on Thursday, but may now face a harder battle in the House.