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On The Road: Elk, Butterflies And (Carved) Bears In Southwest Oregon

OPB | June 30, 2016

We take a drive along Oregon Route 38 and meet longtime residents, a few new arrivals and some folks who were just passing through.

'Shrill' Author Lindy West | UO President Michael Schill

OPB | June 07, 2016

We talk to writer Lindy West about her new memoir called "Shrill," and University of Oregon president Michael Schill fills us in on his first year on the job.

OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

OPB | May 17, 2016

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

Sanders Addresses Malheur Occupation, Gun Control, His Path Forward

OPB | May 06, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke with Think Out Loud's Dave Miller about the Malheur occupation, gun control, and what the race looks like going forward.

After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

OPB | April 27, 2016

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

GOP Candidates For Oregon Governor Think 2016 Could Be Their Year

OPB | April 27, 2016

Oregon voters haven't elected a Republican as governor for 34 years. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce believe this is the year that will change.

Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce Makes Case For Outsider In Salem

OPB | April 20, 2016

Salem oncologist Bud Pierce was the first to enter the GOP race for governor last September.

DNC & RNC Rules | Krista Tippett On Being | Regional Roundup

OPB | April 18, 2016

We delve into intricate rules governing Democratic and Republican National Conventions, religion in America with the host of 'On Being,' and what's happening in coastal Clatsop County.

Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Allen Alley 'Does The Math'

OPB | 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.

Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | 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.

Healing In Harney County

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.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

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. 

Portland Mayoral Debate 2016

OPB | March 25, 2016

Think Out Loud mediates a conversation among six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland.

Senator Merkley Not Opposed To Owyhee Monument Designation

OPB | March 16, 2016

Oregon's junior senator says he has urged the administration to address the concerns of locals.

Rep. Greg Walden | The NW View From D.C.

OPB | 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.

Iannarone Wants Fewer Cars In Portland

OPB | March 10, 2016

Portland mayoral candidate Sarah Iannarone discusses her vision for a more accessible Portland and hopes for a lower carbon footprint.

News Roundtable: March 11, 2016 | Aequitas Capital Managment | Bigfoot

OPB | 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."

Bend Protest | Homeless Encampments In Lents | Naming UO Buildings

OPB | March 07, 2016

We hear about rallies held around the country yesterday in honor of LaVoy Finicum. We head out to the eastern edge of Multnomah County to see how housed and unhoused neighbors co-exist.

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

OPB | March 04, 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.

Investigation Into LaVoy Finicum's Death | 'Everybody Reads' Author Cristina HenrĂ­quez

OPB | March 08, 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.