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Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

Homeless Shelter Model | Oregon's Instagrammer | Opera A La Carte

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.

On The Road: Pendleton To John Day – US Route 395

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.

Forty-Eight Hour Rule | Death Penalty In Oregon | Bonsai

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.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

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.

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

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.

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.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

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.

News Roundtable: Dec. 10, 2015

OPB | Dec. 10, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

What Are The Limits Of Free Speech?

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.

Fishers Return To Some WA National Parks

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.

Light At The End Of The Tunnel For Portland Harbor Superfund

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.

Don't Shoot Portland Member Shares Concerns About DOJ Surveillance

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.

Environmental Update: Wolves

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015

We've got a roundup of some of the region's major environmental stories from the EarthFix team.

Are Homeowners Getting Slammed For Building 'Granny Flats?'

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.

This Oregon Man Will Write Your Opinion For You

OPB | Oct. 21, 2015

Oregon resident Chris Trejbal writes freelance editorials for newspapers across the country.

Conflicting Coverage Of Kitzhaber Ethics Scandal

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.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival To 'Modernize' The Bard

OPB | Sept. 30, 2015

Thirty-six playwrights will take on the task of making Shakespeare's plays a little easier to understand.

News Roundtable: September 25, 2015

OPB | Sept. 25, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Greater Sage Grouse Will Not Be Listed As Endangered Species

OPB | Sept. 23, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department announced its decision this week that the greater sage grouse does not need to be protected under the Endangered Species Act.