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Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

July 26, 2017 3:37 p.m.

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigrationdetention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Nation | Politics | News | Think Out Loud

Sen. Merkley | Richochet River

June 15, 2017 2:51 p.m.

We celebrate the 25th anniversary edition of the very Oregon book Ricochet River. And Senator Jeff Merkley joins us from DC.

News | Think Out Loud

"Swap Talk:" A Special Collaboration With KQED at 10am

May 11, 2017 3:04 p.m.

“Swap Talk” will air live on OPB and KQED at 10 a.m., providing a chance for Oregon public broadcasting listeners to talk to people in the Bay Area about how the new federal administration is impacting their world.

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Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Ballot Measure Roundup

Oct. 25, 2016 5:27 p.m.

Unsure how to fill out your ballots? We'll break down the various ballot  measures for you today. Also, a one-on-one interview with gubernatorial candidate Bud Pierce.

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Opening Statements In Trial | Soccer Playoffs | Rising Portland Traffic Deaths | Public Financing For Portland Elections

Sept. 12, 2016 11:45 p.m.

We find out why traffic deaths are rising in Portland despite efforts to reverse the trend, and we learn more about a new proposed system of publicly financed elections in the city.

NW Life | local | News | Think Out Loud

Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

Aug. 31, 2016 5 p.m.

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

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Conventions Wrap Up | News Roundtable | OSF Open Letter

July 28, 2016 3:28 p.m.

We'll wrap up the final night of the DNC, and the news of the week. We'll also learn about racist incidents in Ashland that have led the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to write an open letter to the community.

News | Think Out Loud

Oregon House Speaker Talks Redistricting, Ivanka And More At The DNC

July 26, 2016 7:15 p.m.

Speaker of the Oregon House Tina Kotek spoke at the Democratic National Convention Monday night. Think Out Loud caught up with her before the speech.

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The Occupation Effect | Endorsement Roundtable | Voter Vox

May 16, 2016 3:52 p.m.

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.

Election | Politics | local | News | Think Out Loud

GOP Candidates For Oregon Governor Think 2016 Could Be Their Year

April 27, 2016 12:15 a.m.

Oregon voters haven't elected a Republican as governor for 34 years. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce believe this is the year that will change.

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Recently Deceased Vancouver Candidate's Name Will Remain On Ballot

Sept. 19, 2017 1:38 a.m.

Leading Vancouver City Council candidate Scott Campbell died Sunday after battling cancer for several years. But election officials say his name will still appear on the ballot.

Nation | Arts | Food

Dolores Huerta: The Civil Rights Icon Who Showed Farmworkers 'Si Se Puede'

Sept. 17, 2017 7:38 a.m.

A key architect of the nationwide grape boycott that galvanized the farmworkers' rights movement, her legacy has long been overshadowed. A new film aims to change that. Huerta speaks with NPR.


'She Was Everything': Jacque Ooko, NPR's Nairobi Bureau Assistant, Dies

Sept. 16, 2017 2:57 p.m.

The experienced journalist, whose patience and gentleness made people feel at ease, had been NPR's fixer here since 2014. She loved politics and Kenya, and never gave up hope in her country's future.

Nation | Music

Who Are The Juggalos And Why Are They Marching In Washington, DC?

Sept. 15, 2017 3:27 p.m.

A year ago, fans of the band Insane Clown Posse announced they would stage a march in Washington, D.C. The protest is set for Saturday, and here's what you need to know.

Nation | Politics | News

Trump Denies Making A Deal With Democrats On DACA Recipients Protections

Sept. 14, 2017 11:01 a.m.

Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi said they had a "productive meeting" with the president Wednesday night. But getting any legislation to protect DACA recipients passed is far from certain.

Election | Politics | local | News

Oregon Secretary Of State Wants Earlier Presidential Primary

Sept. 13, 2017 11:46 p.m.

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson wants to move the state’s next presidential primary to an earlier date.

Election | Nation

Tension And Protests Mark Trump Voting Commission Meeting

Sept. 13, 2017 12:05 p.m.

One witness suggested voters undergo the same kind of background check now applied to gun buyers, a function that system was never designed for.

Election | Nation

Transcript: Hillary Clinton's Full Interview With NPR's Rachel Martin

Sept. 12, 2017 7:32 p.m.

Ten months after losing the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton is out with her memoir, What Happened. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Clinton about the outcome and how she's carried on.

Election | Nation

Trump's Voting Commission Embroiled In New Controversy Ahead Of Next Meeting

Sept. 12, 2017 12:01 p.m.

Ahead of a meeting in New Hampshire, the panel's co-chair, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, made questionable claims that the state allowed nonresidents to vote last year.


FACT CHECK: Were The 1800s Steve Bannon's Kind Of America?

Sept. 11, 2017 8:13 p.m.

"America was build on her citizens," the former White House strategist told CBS. NPR's Steve Inskeep assesses how Bannon's claims about economic nationalism and border control align with history.

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