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Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2017

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

Portland's 911 Hold Times | Rosewood Initiative Relaunch

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2017

We hear about long 911 hold times in Portland, and about how the people in the Rosewood neighborhood are faring, five years after the Rosewood Initiative began.

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.

Innovating Emergency Medical Response: The View From Reno And Portland

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.

Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2017

We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.

Public Employee Compensation | Predictive Scheduling | Community College Policing

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2017

A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.

Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2017

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

Talking Business | Open Signal | Oregon Supply Chain Trade | Confederate Flag

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 14, 2017

The latest regional business news, a new community media arts reorganization, an explanation of supply side trade, and a public school conflict over the Confederate flag.

News Roundtable Jan. 6 | Logging Under Trump Pt. 2 | What Cults Can Teach Us

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week; we talk to a lumber company CEO about how Trump may affect his industry; and then we look at how cults can shed light on fake news and conspiracy theories.

Outgoing Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy Reflects On Her 3 Terms In Office

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2016

Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.

Music And War | A History Of Capital Punishment In Oregon | Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2016

Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.   

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2016

We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.

Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2016

Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren. 

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2016

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

SCOTUS Term | American Dream: Tribal Member | Affordable Housing Bond Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2016

We continue our exploration of the American Dream with a PSU professor who's also a tribal member. And we'll look into the costs and benefits of Portland's affordable housing measure on the November ballot.

Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 22, 2016

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

Talking Business | Escaping The Nazis | American Dream: Employed And Homeless

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 20, 2016

We check in on the latest business news. We talk to a local woman who escaped from the Nazis in Austria with her triplet sisters when she was 13 years old. And we get another view about the American Dream from a homeless couple.

Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 31, 2016

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.