OPB | Dec. 07, 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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?
OPB | Nov. 05, 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.
OPB | Oct. 14, 2015
Stacy Bannerman's new book focuses on the devastating impacts of war on the families of veterans.
OPB | 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.
OPB | March 27, 2015
FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | July 07, 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | June 05, 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.
OPB | June 04, 2014
WEDNESDAY JUNE 4: Award-winning journalist, Sebastian Junger, talks about Korengal, his new documentary about the Afghanistan War.
OPB | June 02, 2014
MONDAY: In the wake of the national VA scandal, we'll find out what Oregon veterans think of their health care.
OPB | Jan. 03, 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.
OPB | May 09, 2013
An alarming new study shows sexual assaults are on the rise in the military.
OPB | March 28, 2013
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill aimed at helping military veterans who have been convicted of a crime.
OPB | Nov. 19, 2012
What can be done to decrease the growing number of suicides among active duty soldiers and veterans?