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PDX Latinx Pride Celebrates Oregon's LGBTQ Latinx Community

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

"Think Out Loud" spoke to to Christian Baeff, the chair of the PDX Latinx Pride festival.

Remembering Frances Gabe, Oregon Inventor Of The Self-Cleaning House

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

Newberg, Oregon, resident Frances Gabe's claim to fame was her patented self-cleaning house. 

News Roundtable | Latinx Pride | Remembering Frances Gabe

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

Our panel of news watchers talks about some of the big stories this week, hear about the experience of the LGBTQ people in the Latinx community, and remember a "true American original" Frances Gabe.

Portland ITT Tech Student Suing To Get Loans Forgiven

OPB | July 20, 2017

Portland ITT Tech student Niesha Wright brought a lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in response to a rollback on regulations aimed at debt relief for some students of for-profit colleges.

Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2017

Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.

5 Things We Learned About The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | July 19, 2017

Author David Baron wrote "American Eclipse," a book about the eclipse of 1878. He explains how the celestial event gave American scientists a chance to prove themselves on the world stage. 

Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2017

After Portland Police officers use deadly force, they may now have weeks before they are required to make a statement. Also, ranchers are being compensated for wolf attacks that may never have happened. And peer support is becoming more common for mental health treatment as well as drug addiciton.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

OPB | Broadcast: July 13, 2017

"Think Out Loud" spends a day talking to people at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

Vacation Renters Surprised To Find Themselves On Camera

OPB | July 12, 2017

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel explains why he decided not to press charges against a homeowner who filmed renters with a home security camera. 

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2017

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018.

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2017

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2017

A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.

News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2017

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2017

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

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.

News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2017

We talk about big stories of the week on our news roundtable and hear about the Rainbow Gathering this weekend in Eastern Oregon as well as some summer music highlights. 

Hanford Cleanup | Social Studies Bill | Finicum Shooting | Opioid Crisis

OPB | Broadcast: June 28, 2017

We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.

Possible Wash. Government Shutdown | Untested Rape Kits | Geriatric Medicine

OPB | Broadcast: June 27, 2017

We discuss the looming government shutdown in Washington state, a backlog of untested sexual assault evidence kits in Oregon, and some new ideas to improve health care for seniors. 

Covering Terrorism Cases | Elder Abuse | Grand Jury Recordings

OPB | Broadcast: June 26, 2017

We hear about disparities in domestic terrorism prosecutions, the latest on Oregon's "elder abuse epidemic," and a bill that would require grand juries proceedings be recorded.