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Portland Youth Tackle Political Polarization With National Dialogue Project

OPB | Broadcast: March 23, 2017

Students from Catlin Gabel, Wilson and De La Salle North high schools in Portland launched a youth dialogue project designed to get young people from all over the country to talk — and listen — to each other.

Portland-Area High Schools Respond To Hate Speech

OPB | Broadcast: March 10, 2017

Two Portland-area principals say the incidents on their campuses require thoughtful responses that both ensure safety of students and avoid giving too much attention to racist and homophobic threats.

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2017

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.

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

OPB | Broadcast: 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 | Post-Election Bullying In Schools | Orange Line

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 18, 2016

Our news roundtable analyzes some of the week's big news. We hear about how Oregon schools are addressing post-election bullying and racism. And we discover how well a new light rail line in the Portland area is — or is not — easing congestion.

Writer Sherman Alexie: Thunder Boy Jr.

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 17, 2016

Northwest writer Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's book, "Thunder Boy Jr."

Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2016

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

Talking Business | Grant High Students Go To Washington | All About Lichen

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2016

This hour on TOL: An update of regional business news; a conversation with the four Portland teens whose film was featured at the White House Student Film Festival; and lichen and why it matters.

Portland Police 48 Hour Rule Agreement | Millennials In Parks | Republicans Talk Trump

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2016

We chat with millennials enjoying the outdoors and Republicans weighing their response to Trump. Also, Portland's mayor joins us for a conversation about what a new police union contract could do for the city.

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.

News Roundtable | Ban The Box | Marijuana Research

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2016

The weekly news roundtable addresses the presidential race, Portland's potential new homeless shelter and public records reform in Oregon. Also, a UO researcher explains "ban the box," and an Oregon cannabis researcher reacts to the DEA's announcement.

An Oregon Republican Millennial On His Experience At The RNC

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2016

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

Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2016

Larry Campbell served as the speaker of Oregon's House of Representatives from 1991-1995. Now he has come to Cleveland as a Kasich delegate, though he was originally a Ben Carson supporter.

Blueberries Are Big | PPS Civil Rights Complaint | RNC Preview

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2016

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

The Occupation Effect | Endorsement Roundtable | Voter Vox

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2016

We check in on how Harney County elections are being affected by the armed occupation there earlier this year. Then we talk with regional newspaper editors who defend their endorsements in Oregon’s May 17 primary election.  We round out the hour by hearing directly from voters about who they're voting for.

Sanders Addresses Malheur Occupation, Gun Control, His Path Forward

OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2016

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders spoke with Think Out Loud's Dave Miller about the Malheur occupation, gun control, and what the race looks like going forward.

Jim Wallis And 'America's Original Sin'

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2016

We talk to progressive Christian leader Jim Wallis with an audience at First Christian Church in downtown Portland about his new book, "America's Original Sin: Racism, White Privilege and the Bridge to a New America."

News Roundtable: Dec. 18, 2015

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2015

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

Dante James On The City Of Portland's Equity Priorities

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 17, 2015

We talk to the director of Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights about what he's accomplished in the last four years and his hopes for the future.