OPB | Dec. 06, 2016
We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.
OPB | Aug. 03, 2016
We find out more about a San Antonio homeless shelter that some say should be replicated in Portland, hear from Oregon's No. 1 instagrammer and find out about a new way to experience opera.
OPB | May 19, 2016
U.S. Route 395 runs from Los Angeles all the way north to the Canadian border. On its way through Oregon, 395 passes through three National Forests, several wildlife refuges, and numerous small towns that dot the Eastern Oregon landscape.
OPB | May 24, 2016
We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.
OPB | April 25, 2016
Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.
OPB | April 22, 2016
We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.
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.
OPB | Jan. 06, 2016
We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.
OPB | Dec. 10, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Dec. 09, 2015
We talk to a constitutional scholar from Willamette Law School about hate speech, following violent incidents on the Lewis & Clark campus and at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado.
OPB | Dec. 01, 2015
Starting this week, 80 of the small, carnivorous members of the weasel family will be brought to National Park lands in Washington State.
OPB | Nov. 18, 2015
The Portland harbor was declared a Superfund site 15 years ago, and officials are finally close to a plan to finish cleaning up the toxic 11-mile stretch of the Willamette.
OPB | Nov. 17, 2015
Teressa Raiford, a member of the group Don't Shoot Portland, reacts to news that the Oregon Department of Justice compiled a dossier on at least one person who used the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter.
OPB | Nov. 17, 2015
We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.
OPB | Oct. 22, 2015
The city of Portland has been encouraging homeowners to build Accessory Dwelling Units, or "granny flats." But according to a new article in the Portland Tribune, Multnomah County's approach to these new structures threaten to stop these efforts in their tracks.
OPB | Oct. 21, 2015
Oregon resident Chris Trejbal writes freelance editorials for newspapers across the country.
OPB | Oct. 16, 2015
Oregon newspapers disagree on some key details of the story — including whether or not anyone sought to destroy the former governor's emails.
OPB | Sept. 30, 2015
Thirty-six playwrights will take on the task of making Shakespeare's plays a little easier to understand.