OPB | Broadcast: July 4, 2017
A radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.
OPB | Broadcast: May 3, 2017
Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve traffic light timing, an Oregon board fined him for practicing engineering without a license.
OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017
The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.
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."
OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2017
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.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2017
Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also hear from organizers of a general strike and boycott in Portland and the coordinator of Portland's long-running African film festival.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 1, 2017
Oregon state house reporters give us the lay of the land on this first day of the 2017 legislative session. We hear how Oregon farmers may be affected by changing immigration policy. And a new study offers a unique approach to managing sea lions.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2017
Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2017
We listen back to some of the amazing young people we spoke to in 2016.
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 2016
We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.
OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2016
Larry Campbell served as the speaker of Oregon's House of Representatives from 1991-1995. Now he has come to Cleveland as a Kasich delegate, though he was originally a Ben Carson supporter.
OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2016
Allen Alley, an engineer and tech executive, ran for Oregon treasurer in 2008 and governor in 2010. He's running for the Republican nomination for governor in the May 17 primary.
OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2016
We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.
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.
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.
OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2016
This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.
OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2016
We discuss the latest news stories from the region with our news roundtable, and get the scoop about the rise and fall of Lake Oswego-based Aequitas Capital Management. We wrap up the hour by exploring the mythic appeal of "Bigfoot."
OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2016
We review the highlights of the state legislative session, and tackle the biggest news stories of the week with our news roundtable. We also hear how one community college is getting ready for increased enrollment. And we get the latest on Oregon's wolf population.
OPB | Broadcast: March 8, 2016
We hear about the investigation into the death of LaVoy Finicum. Then we talk to the author of "The Book of Unknown Americans" in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.