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Battle Ready: The Military's NW Environmental Legacy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2016

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs.

News Roundtable: April 29 | Military Sexual Trauma | Poetry Out Loud

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Conrad Wilson brings us a story about an Oregon man who was discharged from the military after being the victim of a sexual assault. High school student Mitchell Lenneville is headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national poetry recitation contest.

Emergency Alert | WA Legislature Ends Session | Neglected Fishing Villages | Women In The Military

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2016

We learn about a new safety alert system in Portland. OPB’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins fills us in on the eventful last few weeks of the Washington legislative session. We hear about tribal fishing villages along the Columbia that the federal government has neglected. And we listen back to a conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group of female combat troops who saw combat long before the military opened such roles to women formally.

Veterans Day Discussion: Coming Home In America

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2015

How has the experience of coming back from war changed for veterans of wars, from the Civil War to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan?

More Help On The Way For Service Members With TBI, Other Injuries

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 5, 2015

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has broken ground on a new privately funded clinic to diagnose and treat service members for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), PTSD, and other psychological health conditions. 

The Effect Of War On The Families Of Veterans

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2015

Stacy Bannerman's new book focuses on the devastating impacts of war on the families of veterans.

6 Conversation Starters For This Weekend

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2015

Whether you're going on a date or headed to the beach with your family, Think Out Loud brings you six conversation starters for this weekend.

News Roundtable: March 27, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: March 27, 2015

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

OPB | Broadcast: March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years after he disappeared from his Army post in Afghanistan, is being charged with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

President Obama Wants Authorization For Military Force Against ISIS

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Obama is asking Congress to formally authorize the use of military force against the self-declared Islamic State and associated forces.

Evaluating The Use And Future Of U.S. Drones

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the co-author of the recently released report on the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones.

Humanitarian Crisis In Iraq Intensifies

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2014

MONDAY: One of the first responders for Mercy Corps recently returned from Iraq and joins us to talk about what things look like there.

Idaho Town Cancels Celebration Amid Bergdahl Controversy

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2014

THURSDAY: Residents of Bowe Bergdahl's hometown are defending their support of the recently released soldier as more details emerge about the circumstances of his capture.

Sebastian Junger Talks About Korengal

OPB | Broadcast: June 4, 2014

WEDNESDAY JUNE 4: Award-winning journalist, Sebastian Junger, talks about Korengal, his new documentary about the Afghanistan War.

Local Veterans Experience Health Care Delays

OPB | Broadcast: June 2, 2014

MONDAY: In the wake of the national VA scandal, we'll find out what Oregon veterans think of their health care.

Oregon Among FAA Drone Testing Sites

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 3, 2014

FRIDAY: The Federal Aviation Administration accepted an application from Alaska, Hawaii, and Oregon to test unmanned aircrafts in an effort to integrate them into the nation's airspace.

Sexual Assaults Increasing In The Armed Forces

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2013

An alarming new study shows sexual assaults are on the rise in the military.

Legislation Could Help Vets Convicted Of Crimes

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2013

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at helping military veterans who have been convicted of a crime.

Reducing Suicide Rates Among Soldiers and Veterans

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2012

What can be done to decrease the growing number of suicides among active duty soldiers and veterans?

Awaiting KBR Lawsuit Verdict

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2012

We'll hear the details about the KBR case from The Oregonian's Mike Francis.