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Oregon Lawmakers Take Up Health Authority Debacle Next Week

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017 3:27 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Oregon lawmakers are returning to the Capitol for a three-day flurry of meetings. It’s the first round of Legislative Days since the 2017 session adjourned July 7.

Health | News | local

After Director's Resignation, More Leadership Changes At OHA

OPB | Aug. 30, 2017 1:57 p.m. | Portland

More leadership changes are coming for the Oregon Health Authority after newspaper reports uncovered a communications plan to discredit a Portland healthcare provider.

Science | local | News | Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: 'American Eclipse' Journalist David Baron On The Eclipse Of 1878

OPB | Aug. 21, 2017 noon

Thomas Edison and other noted American scientists traveled out west to watch the eclipse of 1878. It was the dawn of the age of science in America.

Health | News | local

OHA Staffers Who Crafted Controversial PR Plan Escape Consequences

The Register-Guard | Aug. 15, 2017 12:47 p.m.

Gov. Kate Brown asked Oregon Health Authority director Lynne Saxton to resign last week, after the draft of an aggressive OHA PR plan to vilify a Portland-area health care provider became public.

Health | News | local

OHA Director Resigns After Plan To Plant Negative Stories Uncovered

Portland Tribune | Aug. 8, 2017 5:52 p.m.

OHA Director Lynne Saxton has resigned in the wake of news her involvement in a plan to plant negative and misleading news about a local nonprofit health provider to influence lawmakers.

Parents | Think Out Loud

Transgender Teen | Bigfoot Country

OPB | Aug. 7, 2017 noon

We meet a transgender teenager named Jay and the reporter who documented his journey transitioning from a girl to boy. And we talk to the author of a released book about the real life habitat of a mythical beast.

Health | News | local

Oregon Sought To Plant Negative Stories About Health Nonprofit

Portland Tribune | Aug. 4, 2017 12:22 p.m.

The government-funded public relations plan to demean a Portland-area healthcare nonprofit sounds like a mish mash of the TV series "House of Cards" and "Mad Men," but with an Oregon twist.

Think Out Loud

REBROADCAST: The Names Of Our Stars | In-Home Care

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 noon

Author Peter Fromm spent months alone in the wilderness babysitting growing salmon eggs. We also discuss what life is like for in-home care giving, just ahead of a local screening of a new documentary.

Health | News

Oregon Health Authority Says Medicaid Recipients May Still Be Eligible

OPB | May 18, 2017 2:14 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Health Authority is fighting assertions from the Secretary of State that it’s spending millions on health benefits for ineligible people.

Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Colum McCann

OPB | March 29, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of the Archive Project, Irish author Colum McCann reflects on the importance of stories and storytelling, and how sharing and listening to stories combats cynicism.

Books | Arts | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Marjane Satrapi

OPB | Jan. 25, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Iranian-born French author and illustrator Marjane Satrapi delves into the process of transforming Persepolis from book to film.

Think Out Loud

Death Penalty: Prison Superintendent | Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women'

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017 noon

Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.

News | Books | Think Out Loud

At Wordstock With Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 noon

We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.

local | News | Politics | Books | Think Out Loud

John Kitzhaber On The Death Penalty | Jon Raymond's 'Freebird'

OPB | Jan. 3, 2017 noon

For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."

Nation | News | Think Out Loud

Writer Sherman Alexie: Thunder Boy Jr.

OPB | Nov. 17, 2016 noon

Northwest writer Sherman Alexie talks about his new children's book, "Thunder Boy Jr."

Communities | Nation | News | NW Life | Environment | Think Out Loud

Oregon Fish & Wildlife Investigation | American Dream: Roseburg Resident | City of Weird

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 noon

Do you have a story about a spooky or weird place in Portland? Share it today on our Halloween extravaganza. Also today, we'll hear another personal story in our American Dream series.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Politics And The Olympics

OPB | July 15, 2016 noon

We review some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, ahead of the Olympic Games in Rio, Jules Boykoff tells us how the city is preparing and how these games compare to past Olympics.

Think Out Loud

Author Mohsin Hamid's Globalist Perspective

OPB | April 28, 2016 noon

Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.

Think Out Loud

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | April 20, 2016 noon

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

Think Out Loud

Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | April 12, 2016 noon

We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.