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At Wordstock With Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017

We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.

News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

Winter Weather | Homeless In The Cold | Clowns Without Borders

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017

We check in on the frightful weather in much of the state. We hear about what nonprofits and Multnomah County are doing for people without homes in this weather. And we talk to a clown who travels all over the world.

Author Colum McCann At Literary Arts Rescheduled

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017

Author Colum McCann's talk in downtown Portland has been rescheduled because of weather. Details to follow when available. 

Final Superfund Cleanup Plan | Death Penalty: Investigator | Urban Hawks

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

The final Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup has been released. Also, we'll continue our death penalty series, and we'll learn about using hawks to get rid of urban crows.

Kate Brown Takes Office | Death Penalty: Murder Victim's Mother | Portland's 'Funniest Person'

OPB | Jan. 09, 2017

Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber: Oregon's Death Penalty Needs Scrutiny

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.

News Roundtable Jan. 6 | Logging Under Trump Pt. 2 | What Cults Can Teach Us

OPB | Jan. 06, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week; we talk to a lumber company CEO about how Trump may affect his industry; and then we look at how cults can shed light on fake news and conspiracy theories.

TriMet Fare Evaders | Kennewick Man | Logging Under Trump | Russian Doping

OPB | Jan. 05, 2017

A change in the way TriMet fare evaders are prosecuted, an overview of the history of Kennewick man, a guess on what the Trump administration might mean for logging in Oregon and a look at the doping scandal in Russian sports.

Tiny School | George And Hillary Atiyeh

OPB | Jan. 04, 2017

We bring you a conversation with George Atiyeh. He’s the nephew of former Oregon governor Vic Atiyeh, and the single biggest reason that the Opal Creek Wilderness was created 20 years ago.

John Kitzhaber On The Death Penalty | Jon Raymond's 'Freebird'

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."

Extraordinary Youth

OPB | Jan. 02, 2017

We listen back to some of the amazing young people we spoke to in 2016.

On The Road: Hoofing It On Sandy Boulevard

OPB | Dec. 22, 2016

We wanted to get a better feel for Portland's own Sandy Boulevard. And so we decided to walk it — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

Producers' Choice: The Best 'Think Out Loud' Conversations Of 2016

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the staff of OPB's "Think Out Loud" look back on some of their favorite conversations from the past year.

News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

OPB | Dec. 23, 2016

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

Race In The Northwest | Jordan Refugee Camp | Oregon's Non-unanimous Juries

OPB | Dec. 21, 2016

We explore OPB's series on racial identity, talk with a former lawmaker about his first-hand experience visiting a refugee camp in Jordan, and hear a number of perspectives on the wisdom of allowing non-unanimous jury verdicts.

News Roundtable: 2016 In Review

OPB | Dec. 30, 2016

Looking back on the biggest news stories of 2016.

The Transformative Power of Physical Activity

OPB | Dec. 26, 2016

Geoff Norcross talks to three different authors about how athletic obsession can help us and hurt us.

Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Closing After 20 Years

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016

Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.

Digestable Battery | Vancouver Mural | A Craft Brewing Crisis

OPB | Dec. 20, 2016

Oregon's microbrewing economy faces a new hurdle; an Oregon student won a scholarship for inventing a digestible battery; and Vancouver High School students recently painted a mural on police headquarters.