OPB | June 29, 2016
Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.
OPB | May 20, 2016
Our news roundtable guests dig into local and regional election results. We learn more about the business of electronics recycling in the Pacific Northwest. And QDoc co-founder David Weissman talks about this unique 10-year-old festival going on this weekend.
OPB | May 17, 2016
We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.
OPB | May 18, 2016
We dig into the results of Tuesday's primary election. Then, we hear from NASA astrobiologist Kevin Hand.
OPB | May 16, 2016
We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election. We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.
OPB | May 12, 2016
We revisit our conversation with six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland ahead of the May 17 primary election.
OPB | May 10, 2016
We talk with LA Times reporter Nigel Duara who visited Donald Trump supporters in Cave Junction. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce join us to put their best argument forward as to why they should get the Republican nomination.
OPB | May 06, 2016
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke with Think Out Loud's Dave Miller about the Malheur occupation, gun control, and what the race looks like going forward.
OPB | April 26, 2016
Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.
OPB | April 27, 2016
Oregon voters haven't elected a Republican as governor for 34 years. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce believe this is the year that will change.
OPB | April 20, 2016
Salem oncologist Bud Pierce was the first to enter the GOP race for governor last September.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | March 31, 2016
We talk to an analyst who took up Donald Trump's Twitter activity to see what it revealed. Oregon poet Elizabeth Woody joins us. And we hear from the mother of a child with microcephaly.
OPB | March 29, 2016
We talk about Oregon's growing PERS liability, dig into the role of Sheriffs in Oregon, unravel a mystery behind two men gone missing in the Alaskan wild, and learn about an Oregonian who was nominated as a presidential candidate in the early part of last century.
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.