OPB | May 05, 2016
We find out about the deep dive NPR and member stations did into how public schools are funded across the country. Then turn to the University of Oregon debate over investing in fossil fuel companies, and get an update on the trial against the occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge.
OPB | May 04, 2016
A new study looks into the ways environmental messaging should change if it is going to appeal to conservatives. We hear from Oregon's senior Sen. Ron Wyden about his proposal to expand Oregon’s vote-by-mail system nationwide. The 99W Drive-In Theatre in Newberg is hoping to get your vote for best drive-in movie theater in the country.
OPB | May 03, 2016
Two conversations about the history of gun culture, and about isolationist foreign policy in this country.
OPB | April 29, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Conrad Wilson brings us a story about an Oregon man who was discharged from the military after being the victim of a sexual assault. High school student Mitchell Lenneville is headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national poetry recitation contest.
OPB | April 25, 2016
Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.
OPB | April 21, 2016
We talk to OPB reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about Oregon's surrogacy industry. Lewis & Clark professor Nathan Christensen questions the wisdom of travel bans as a form of protest. And Portland restaurateur Ken Forkish talks about his new pizza cookbook.
OPB | April 22, 2016
We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.
OPB | April 14, 2016
We hear from OPB reporter Amelia Templeton about the long-standing complaints by the Portland neighbors of Precision Castparts, which has apparently been emitting toxic pollution for decades. Camas-based author Jonna Ivin analyzes the role of race and class in Donald Trump's popularity. And we talk to former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove about her work.
OPB | April 13, 2016
We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.
OPB | April 06, 2016
We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.
OPB | April 05, 2016
We talk about problems in Oregon's foster care system, Whiteness History Month, and the latest headlines in local business news.
OPB | April 04, 2016
The candidates for position four seat on the Portland city council share their views on homelessness and why they're running.
OPB | April 04, 2016
We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.
OPB | April 08, 2016
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival — and Think Out Loud will be there! We'll hear from record-holding bird enthusiast Noah Strycker, senior naturalist Duncan Evered, Chamber of Commerce executive director Chelsea Harrison, and more.
OPB | April 11, 2016
Two months after the end of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Think Out Loud is returning to Harney County to moderate a discussion about how the community is healing and what its future may look like.
OPB | March 30, 2016
We learn about a new safety alert system in Portland. OPB’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins fills us in on the eventful last few weeks of the Washington legislative session. We hear about tribal fishing villages along the Columbia that the federal government has neglected. And we listen back to a conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group of female combat troops who saw combat long before the military opened such roles to women formally.
OPB | March 29, 2016
We talk about Oregon's growing PERS liability, dig into the role of Sheriffs in Oregon, unravel a mystery behind two men gone missing in the Alaskan wild, and learn about an Oregonian who was nominated as a presidential candidate in the early part of last century.
OPB | March 28, 2016
In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory.
OPB | March 25, 2016
Think Out Loud mediates a conversation among six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland.