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Portland Development Commission Director | Science Writer Steven Johnson | Ground Squirrel Hunting

OPB | May 25, 2016 noon

The retiring head of the Portland Development Commission joins us. Also, science writer Steven Johnson tells us where new ideas come from. And we learn about the springtime sport of ground squirrel hunting.

News | local | Think Out Loud

E-Waste Recycling | Subversive Comics | Surviving HIV

OPB | May 23, 2016 noon

Just where do the electronics you take to be recycled end up? Also, we talk to UO professor Ben Saunders about the power of comics to address what might be considered subversive topics. And we talk to an Oregonian who has lived with HIV for over 30 years.

NW Life | Arts | News | local | State of Wonder

Waterfront Blues Fest | Nu Shooz | Modern Bonsai | Timber Rock

OPB | May 21, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, the Waterfront Blues Festival's ticketing quandary, the return of Nu Shooz, "timber rock" guitarist Scott Pemberton, the quest for an all-ages venue with Friends of Noise, PSU's surprising choir and more.

News | Economy | local | Think Out Loud

Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

OPB | May 17, 2016 noon

A researcher says African-Americans are leaving Portland at high rates, and that 11.5 percent of the black community has left in the last four years. But a local expert disagrees.

News | Politics | Election | local | Think Out Loud

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

OPB | May 17, 2016 8 a.m.

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.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Rebroadcast: Portland Mayoral Debate 2016

OPB | May 12, 2016 noon

We revisit our conversation with six candidates vying to be the next mayor of Portland ahead of the May 17 primary election.

News | local | Think Out Loud

Transgender Protections | Democratic Secretary Of State Candidates

OPB | May 11, 2016 noon

We talk to a transgender high school student about new guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and we hear from the three candidates who are running for Secretary of State in the Democratic primary.

News | Nation | Politics | Election | local | Think Out Loud

Sanders Addresses Malheur Occupation, Gun Control, His Path Forward

OPB | May 6, 2016 noon

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.

News | Think Out Loud

Funding US Schools | Kicking Oil To The Curb | Bundy Trial

OPB | May 5, 2016 12:06 p.m.

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.

Politics | Nation | News | Economy | Business | Think Out Loud

The Business Of Guns In America

OPB | May 3, 2016 midnight

Author Pamela Haag explores the history of the gun industry in this country in her new book "The Gunning of America."