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Oregon House Speaker Talks Redistricting, Ivanka And More At The DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016

Speaker of the Oregon House Tina Kotek spoke at the Democratic National Convention Monday night. Think Out Loud caught up with her before the speech.

Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon Reintroduction

OPB | July 27, 2016

We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.

Gov. Kate Brown At The DNC | Sanders Supporters | Cannabis Testing | Talking Business

OPB | July 26, 2016

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us from the Democratic Convention; we learn about the science of testing cannabis products; and we check in on some of the latest business news.

DNC Day 1 | Astoria Column

OPB | July 25, 2016

We talk to Oregon politicians on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and hear about the restoration of the Astoria Column historical landmark.

An Oregon Republican Millennial On His Experience At The RNC

OPB | July 20, 2016

Portlander Xander Almeida attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and shared his perspective with Think Out Loud producer Julie Sabatier.

RNC Wrap Up | News Roundtable | Portland Biennial

OPB | July 22, 2016

Our team in Cleveland wrap up the RNC and our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Then we hear about the 2016 Portland Biennial art show.

RNC Workers | Protesters At The RNC | Vancouver Anti-Gang Program

OPB | July 21, 2016

We'll hear from some of vendors and workers at the RNC, and then get a rundown of who's been protesting at the RNC. We then turn our attention to gang violence prevention in Vancouver.

Oregon's Lone Republican Congressman Says Party's Core Principles Remain The Same

OPB | July 19, 2016

Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden predicts the GOP will win the House, despite Trump's polarizing campaign.

Rep. Greg Walden | NPR Editor At The RNC | A Graphic Novel About War

OPB | July 19, 2016

Oregon's only Republican member of Congress joins us during the second day of the RNC. We get some convention analysis from NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro. And we talk to a Corvallis native whose new graphic novel reflects his experiences as a Marine in Iraq.

Oregon Insurer Shuts Down | RNC Day 1

OPB | July 18, 2016

Twenty thousand Oregonians will have to find new insurance plans when Oregon's Health CO-OP shuts down at the end of the month. Plus, our first day of coverage from the Republican National Convention.

News Roundtable | Politics And The Olympics

OPB | July 15, 2016

We review some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, Jules Boykoff tells us how the city is preparing and how these games compare to past Olympics.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | July 14, 2016

A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.

African-Americans & Health Care | Raising A Black Son | DNC Preview

OPB | July 12, 2016

We get a preview of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, and we learn about a Harvard study exploring African-Americans' relationships with their health care providers. We also talk to a local African American mother about the anxiety of raising a black son.

Blueberries Are Big | PPS Civil Rights Complaint | RNC Preview

OPB | July 11, 2016

The Oregon blueberry harvest this year may be record-breaking. Also, a Portland Public School Board member has accused the district of bias, and we preview the Republican National Convention starting next week.

Deschutes DA Re-examines Cases | Vancouver Affordable Housing | Gov. Brown's Transparency

OPB | June 21, 2016

We learn more about the affordable housing tax measure Vancouver residents will vote on in the fall. And we discuss the state of Oregon's public records laws. We also learn about why the Deschutes County district attorney is re-examining over a thousand cases.

Homeless Campus | News Roundtable | Native Fashion Now

OPB | June 17, 2016

Developer Homer Williams joins us to talk about a new way to address wide-spread homelessness. We discuss some of the biggest stories of week with our panel of news watchers. And we wrap up the hour with a look at the Portland Art Museum's exhibit of Native American designers.

After Orlando Shooting, Christian Activist Urges Religious Compassion

OPB | June 14, 2016

The activist and author of "God and the Gay Christian" spoke to Think Out Loud host Dave Miller ahead of his Portland event promoting an inclusive Christian view of sexual minorities.

PPS Superintendent Carole Smith | News Roundtable: June 10 | Aquatic Squatters Update | Mailbag

OPB | June 10, 2016

Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith tells us what she’s doing in the wake of lead being found in multiple Portland schools. We dig into some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. And we get an update on people living in boats on the Willamette River without permits.

Bringing Refugees To Oregon | Soviet Diaspora: Education | Talking Business

OPB | June 08, 2016

We'll talk to two faith leaders from Eugene who are working to bring refugees to Oregon. We'll continue our series on this state's Soviet diaspora with a conversation about education. And we'll catch up on the latest regional business news.

News Roundtable | Lead Paint At Portland School | 'The Jungle'

OPB | June 03, 2016

Our news roundtable kicks around some of the big stories of the week. A former Alameda parent says Portland Public Schools was slow to respond to lead paint contamination at her son's school. We talk to a Seattle reporter about an enormous homeless camp there.