We talk about the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, conservative perspectives on college campuses, and why some Reed students are protesting a humanities class.
We hear about a debate around diversity in humanities education at Reed College and an effort to save an iconic Portland video store. And our news roundtable takes up some of the week's big stories.
We hear about the idea of "pop-up campuses" for international students, some new laws that just took effect in Oregon, and a podcast all about a 1980s video arcade game.
Campus growth goals might take longer than expected after OSU-Cascades received a trimmed down funding package from lawmakers this year.
We hear about a controversial mining plan near Mount St. Helens and a new DACA Resource Center at Portland Community College. Also, how are laws around teenagers and sexting evolving?
How should schools teach kids who are way ahead of the pack, like Class of 2025 students Anna and Johnathan?
States have increased their focus in recent years on disorders that can interfere with academic success, like dyslexia. Meet "Class of 2025" student Shelby as she tries to become a better reader.
We consider the forest conditions of the Eagle Creek Fire and listen in to OPB's "Class of 2025" podcast. Also, we talk about Amazon's quest for a second headquarters and the resignation of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.
What does it take for forests to recover from wildfire? Should school lunches be free? Also, we hear from members of Oregon's community of Rohingya Muslim immigrants and refugees.
Students are advocating for more classroom discussions about race and privilege. Also, we sit down with Oregon Health Authority's new director, and our news roundtable takes up some big stories of the week.
The Evergreen State College in Olympia begins this school year with a drop in enrollment and an imminent hiring freeze.
As Washington state prepares to reopen its popular pre-paid college tuition program, a recently terminated employee is alleging "gross mismanagement."
News | Health | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 31, 2017 noon
How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.
Oregon's approved plan will guide school improvement in the state, in a more flexible way than under the old No Child Left Behind law.
This summer, Washington lawmakers passed a budget that aims to fully fund basic education. But some argue it may hurt teacher recruitment in more rural districts.
“Class of 2025" takes an in-depth look at the challenges facing public schools today, explored through the lives of the students themselves.
News | Nation | Think Out LoudOPB | Aug. 17, 2017 noon
On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.
A cyberbullying incident at Whiteaker Middle School in the Salem-Keizer school district shows the challenges educators face when trying to deal with off-campus bullying.