OPB | June 21, 2016
We learn more about the affordable housing tax measure Vancouver residents will vote on in the fall. And we discuss the state of Oregon's public records laws. We also learn about why the Deschutes County district attorney is re-examining over a thousand cases.
OPB | May 31, 2016
We check in with Portland Mayor Charlie Hales about what he hopes to accomplish in his last few months in office. We'll get the latest about the lead found in two schools in the Portland Public School district. And Portland Tribune reporter Peter Korn talks about his series on so-called “zombie homes,” or abandoned properties, in Portland.
OPB | April 13, 2016
We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.
OPB | April 06, 2016
We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.
OPB | March 07, 2016
Think Out Loud host Dave Miller tours a former wildlife refuge in Lents with neighborhood activists.
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. 10, 2016
We hear about legislative attempts to increase access to affordable housing in Oregon. The ACLU of Oregon explains its defense of one of the people arrested in connection with the occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. Then we talk to a University of Oregon professor who is trying to preserve Yemen's cultural history as the country descends further into war.
OPB | Jan. 20, 2016
We're talking about: the armed occupation in Harney County, a new drug rehab facility in Sweet Home, a housing developer who donated property for a homeless shelter and the modern day resonance of "Moby Dick."
OPB | Dec. 15, 2015
We meet some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, one of the homeless camps that has emerged in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.
OPB | Nov. 13, 2015
Eugene is trying to find more places to shelter people for the night during the winter, and asking the state government for help addressing homelessness.
OPB | Nov. 11, 2015
A series of conversations recorded on Think Out Loud about housing and development in Portland.
OPB | Oct. 22, 2015
The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.
OPB | Oct. 22, 2015
Last month Portland Mayor Charlie Hales asked the City Council to declare a state of emergency for housing and homelessness. We talk to homeless service agencies about how that plan is working, and what needs to happen to solve the problem.
OPB | Sept. 14, 2015
Publicly traded Wall Street companies have started buying single-family homes in Portland. What does this mean for local renters and the city's housing market?
OPB | Sept. 09, 2015
In April, the Portland Bureau of Development Services rolled out a new appeals process for folks who want to contest demolitions in their neighborhood. Six months later, we're checking in.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2015
The city has announced its first housing project built using some of the $20 million in affordable housing money allocated after Trader Joe's pulled out of a development deal in 2014.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2015
City officials announced plans for vacant lots in Northeast Portland, including the site of a previously proposed Trader Joe's development.
OPB | July 06, 2015
A coalition of neighbors and community groups recently purchased the former Sugar Shack strip club as part of an effort to revitalize Portland's Cully neighborhood.
OPB | June 25, 2015
An ad hoc coalition of more than 20 community organizations has been meeting with Portland's Planning and Sustainability Commission for policies to discourage displacement in gentrifying neighborhoods.