OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 28, 2017
A new study looks at the cost of public employee benefits. A bill before the legislature attempts to make job scheduling easier for hourly workers. And Central Oregon Community College safety officers have been acting like police officers.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 27, 2017
Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 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 | Broadcast: May 1, 2015
We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: April 30, 2015
The ruling could blow an enormous hole in city and state budgets in coming years.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2014
TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court will hear arguments today on new legislation aimed at cutting costs to the state's public employee retirement system (PERS).
OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2014
TUESDAY: Linguist Edwin Battistella defends the use of "first-person" pronouns.
OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 17, 2014
MONDAY: Oregon Treasurer Ted Wheeler is pushing a bill that he says will save the state billions on its public pension system over the next 20 years.
OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2014
WEDNESDAY: The Salem Statesman Journal is adding 60 pages a week to the paper in hopes it will increase circulation.
OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 16, 2013
MONDAY: Looming cuts to public pensions and an improving economy are prompting more Oregonians to retire.
OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2013
The Oregon Legislature's three day special session came to a close Wednesday with the passage of the "grand bargain."
OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 18, 2013
Will there be a special session to create a new "grand bargain" on pension cuts and taxes?
OPB | Broadcast: July 9, 2013
The Oregon Legislative Assembly finished its session with a flurry of bills but no big changes to PERS or taxes
OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2013
Lawmakers in Salem are pushing to adjourn their session in time for the Fourth of July holiday. They have a clutch of bills to finish before then.
OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2013
We'll catch up with the governor about some of his priorities for the last month of the legislative session.
OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2013
We'll spend some time with the governor checking in about some hot topics in the legislature right now.
OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2013
Democrats and Republicans in the Oregon Legislature are pushing different proposals to reform the Public Employees Retirement System.
OPB | Broadcast: March 29, 2013
We'll review the top regional and local news of the week.
OPB | Broadcast: March 15, 2013
Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.
OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2013
The co-chairs of the Ways & Means committee released their budget plan earlier this week. We'll dig into what it means for the session and the state.