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Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2017

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | Broadcast: March 14, 2017

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

News Roundtable | Sen. Jeff Merkley | Anti-Government Groups

OPB | Broadcast: March 3, 2017

We talk over some of the biggest stories of the week with our panel of news watchers, then talk to Sen. Jeff Merkley about Russia, health care, the travel ban and more. We'll also hear about the rise of anti-government groups.

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.

Portland Police Accountability Changes | Standing Rock Protest | Les Zaitz Retires

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 12, 2016

Portland may change its police accountability process. We talk to an Oregonian protesting in North Dakota. And investigative reporter Les Zaitz looks back on his prestigious career.

Crazy Snake Worm | Tule Lake Pilgrimage

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2016

An entomologist tells us about an invasive species of earthworm. And we hear voices from the Tule Lake Pilgrimage, the biannual gathering remembering the experiences of the Japanese internment camp on the edge of Oregon.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2016

A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.

News Roundtable | Lead Poisoning | QDoc At 10

OPB | Broadcast: 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. 

Birding Around Burns

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 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.

Healing In Harney County

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2016

Two months after the end of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Think Out Loud is returning to Harney County to moderate a discussion about how the community is healing and what its future may look like.

Blue Mountains Forest Plan

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2016

We'll discuss the plan currently under revision for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa–Whitman National Forests. It describes the social, economic, and ecological goals of the National Forest Service for public lands in Eastern Oregon.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2016

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

6 Things We Learned From Record Holding Birder Noah Strycker

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 2, 2016

Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2016

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.

The Latest On The Armed Occupation In Burns

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 4, 2016

Self-described militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building in Burns, Oregon. We'll get the latest on this developing story.

What's Oregon's Role In The Post-Paris Effort To Reduce Carbon?

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2015

Nearly 200 nations came together to agree to reduce emissions. What are states' roles in reaching the goals that were set?

Environmental Update: Crayfish

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2015

We debrief a member of the EarthFix team about one of the environmental stories she's been working on.

Fishers Return To Some WA National Parks

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2015

Starting this week, 80 of the small, carnivorous members of the weasel family will be brought to National Park lands in Washington State.

Mediation At The Paris Climate Summit

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2015

A communications professor from Oregon State University is headed to the COP21 in Paris as part of the non-profit Mediators Without Borders.