OPB | June 15, 2016
We learn about the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft clean-up plan for the Willamette River Superfund site. And we take you on a radio road trip down route 395 from Pendleton to John Day.
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 04, 2016
A new study looks into the ways environmental messaging should change if it is going to appeal to conservatives. We hear from Oregon's senior Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal to expand Oregon’s vote-by-mail system nationwide. The 99W Drive-In Theatre in Newberg is hoping to get your vote for best drive-in movie theater in the country.
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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | April 07, 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | March 03, 2016
We learn whether ‘The Blob’ is dead and gone for good. We talk with the Portland Business Alliance about their perspective on homeless camping. And we discuss the Portland Trailblazers and their somewhat surprisingly successful season.
OPB | Feb. 23, 2016
We talk with lawmakers in Salem about how the short legislation is looking. And we talk with parents, regulators and activists about air pollution hot spots in southeast Portland.
OPB | Feb. 08, 2016
We visit a Lunar New Year celebration in Portland’s historic Chinatown and learn about Oregon’s Chinese American roots. We check in with our EarthFix reporting team for the latest environmental stories. And we hear about the online activity of the remaining Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupiers.
OPB | Feb. 02, 2016
Oregonian Noah Strycker just broke the world record for the number of bird species seen in one year: 6,042.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Jan. 04, 2016
Self-described militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building in Burns, Oregon. We'll get the latest on this developing story.
OPB | Dec. 16, 2015
Nearly 200 nations came together to agree to reduce emissions. What are states' roles in reaching the goals that were set?
OPB | Dec. 08, 2015
We debrief a member of the EarthFix team about one of the environmental stories she's been working on.
OPB | Dec. 02, 2015
If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2015
Starting this week, 80 of the small, carnivorous members of the weasel family will be brought to National Park lands in Washington State.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2015
Northwest native William Ruckelshaus was the first administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2015
The opening of commercial crabbing season in Oregon, Washington, and California is delayed this year because of a toxin found in crabs at some locations.