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On The Road: 'As Western As It Gets' In Southeast Oregon

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.

Beaverton Man Claims Oregon Board Violated His First Amendment Rights

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.

At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

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.

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

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." 

A Man, A Plan, A Palindrome: Oregonian Mark Saltveit

OPB | Broadcast: March 22, 2017

Oregonian Mark Saltveit is defending  his title as the reigning world champion palindromist this weekend.

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

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.

News Roundtable | General Strike | African Film Festival

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.

Opening Bell In Salem | Oregon Farmers & Immigration Changes | Sea Lion Control

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.

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

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.

Extraordinary Youth

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 2, 2017

We listen back to some of the amazing young people we spoke to in 2016.

Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

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.

Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

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.

Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Allen Alley 'Does The Math'

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.

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

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.

Healing In Harney County

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.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

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. 

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

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.

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

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."

News Roundtable | Blue Mountain Community College | Wolves

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.

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

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.