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Eclipse Preparedness | Covering Mass Shootings | Nicole Georges

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2017

We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

Swimming In The Willamette | Cyberbullying | Cycling With Disabilities

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2017

We learn about changing attitudes toward swimming in the Willamette River and how a school in the Salem-Keizer district is handling cyberbullying. We also talk to a quadriplegic cyclist about bike-sharing for people with disabilities. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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.

News Roundtable | Mental Illness And The Legal System | An Oregon Tech Story

OPB | Broadcast: June 16, 2017

Our rotating panel of smart news watchers discusses some of the big stories this week. How do people with mental illness fare in the courts? And Oregon Institute of Technology student Autumn Breeze Engh shares her unusual path to graduation.

Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

OPB | Broadcast: June 14, 2017

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

Legislative Update | Ghost Town Odes | Sage Grouse Agreement

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2017

How do you describe a ghost town?

Portland's 911 Hold Times | Rosewood Initiative Relaunch

OPB | Broadcast: June 7, 2017

We hear about long 911 hold times in Portland, and about how the people in the Rosewood neighborhood are faring, five years after the Rosewood Initiative began.

WA Legislature | Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler | General Hospital | Open Iftar

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2017

Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.

Josephine County Public Safety | Portland Police Search | Author Blake Nelson

OPB | Broadcast: May 22, 2017

Voters in Josephine County finally passed a public safety levy. Also, we continue our series of conversations about Portland's next police chief. And we talk to local author Blake Nelson.

News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2017

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest stories of the week. We also find out what Oregon is doing to address high rates of chronic disease, and we hear how activists are using geographic data.

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness | Lidia Yuknavitch

OPB | Broadcast: May 16, 2017

On the show today: The latest Oregon economic forecast, a new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch, and an overview of the homeless situation in Douglas County.