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Gun Bill | Environmental Anxiety | Beavers

OPB | May 4, 2017 noon

A new law would allow guns to be taken from people if they're found to be a risk to themselves or others. Also, a new podcast about climate change. And the history and biology of beavers.

Entertainment | Environment | Arts | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Design Week Special: Redesigning Portland With Quin Candy, Maya Lin And More

OPB | April 29, 2017 noon | Portland

This week on "State of Wonder," we dive into the bubbling cauldron of Portland design. From streetwear to downtown Portland to sporting goods to candy, everything's on the drawing board.

News | Environment | Politics | Think Out Loud

Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | April 26, 2017 noon

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

News | Environment | Recreation | local | Think Out Loud

Biking In Portland's Forest Park Draws Attention To Off-road Cycling Plan

OPB | April 3, 2017 noon | Portland

Two representatives of the city's Off-Road Cycling Master Plan spoke to OPB's "Think Out Loud" about the proposal's benefits, but others have concerns about more biking in Forest Park.

News | Water | Environment | Science | local | Think Out Loud

Trump Administration Considers Cutting Oregon Sea Grant

OPB | March 14, 2017 midnight | Portland

Sea Grant is a program that builds connections between university researchers and the people who make their living on the water.

Environment | Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Diane Ackerman

OPB | Feb. 8, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", poet, essayist, & naturalist Diane Ackerman reads from "The Zookeeper’s Wife" and shares deeper insights into the true history behind the story.

Environment | local | Think Out Loud

The Role Of Scientists | Psychiatric ER | Juniper Industry

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 noon

A well-known scientist says scientists need to be more human in a "post-truth world." Portland opens a psychiatric emergency room. And the state gives out grants to log juniper — we'll find out how it works.

Environment | News | Sports | Business | Arts | Air | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

A Fragile Year: Portland Art Glass Maker Uroboros' Founder On Selling His Business

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Amid regulatory crackdown on Northwest glass makers, Eric Lovell transfers the business to California-based Oceanside GlassTile.

Environment | Education | Fish & Wildlife | News | Nation | Communities | Think Out Loud

Tiny School | George And Hillary Atiyeh

OPB | Jan. 4, 2017 noon

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.

Environment | News | History | Arts | Election | NW Life | local | Think Out Loud

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

OPB | Dec. 28, 2016 noon | Portland

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.