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Donald Trump Clinches The Presidency In Major Upset

NPR | Nov. 9, 2016 12:02 a.m.

The rise of a candidate with no experience in the military or elected office confounded nearly everyone in politics. But Trump won over white voters with his promise to "Make America Great Again."

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Roseburg Resident Has The American Dream But Worries It's Fading

OPB | Oct. 31, 2016 12:20 p.m.

Retired dental hygienist Linda Hellenthal lives on 800 acres in Roseburg with her husband, a logger. She's achieved the dream, she says, but she worries for her grandchildren. 

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Single Working Mother Says The American Dream Is For The Community

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016 12:06 p.m.

Ana del Rocío Valderrama says she has a good job but she still struggles mightily, and the dream is not complete until the most vulnerable in the community are taken care of.

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Animator Jerold Howard Lives His 'American Dream'

OPB | Nov. 4, 2016 4:37 p.m.

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with animator Jerold Howard.
 

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Portland High School Students Aspire To Achieve And Redefine The 'American Dream'

OPB | Nov. 2, 2016 noon | Portland

Three dozen high schoolers gathered for a town hall convened by "Think Out Loud" and the CENTER in North Portland to talk about how they define the American Dream today and their hopes for the future.

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Naturalized Citizen From India Questions The Brand Promise Of America

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 noon

Anand Tawker, a former director of emerging markets in India for Hewlett Packard, says he hopes the "American Dream" can become more substantive and meaningful for more Americans. 

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Osage Tribal Member Struggles With The 'American' In The 'American Dream'

OPB | Oct. 5, 2016 12:20 p.m.

Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.

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Oregon Gubernatorial Debate

OPB | Oct. 6, 2016 7 p.m.

OPB and the League of Women Voters of Oregon and Lane County host a live debate between three candidates vying for your vote to to be the next Governor of Oregon.

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Portland Retiree Says He's 'Lucky' To Have Achieved The American Dream

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 noon

Retiree Dennis Goode says he was lucky to be able to achieve his American Dream. He doesn't think his kids or grandkids will necessarily be so lucky.

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Portland Homeless Couple Striving For A Scaled Down American Dream

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 noon

Robert and Monique Dock moved to Portland from Phoenix. After a series of setbacks and an eviction, both are employed, but they are still unable to find a place to live.

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Daughter Of Chinese Immigrants Hopes For A Different American Dream

OPB | Sept. 22, 2016 noon | Portland

Jennifer Phung, the daughter of Chinese immigrants, says she's closer to achieving the American Dream than her parents ever were, but the dream itself needs revision.

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How Meaningful Is 'The American Dream' Today?

OPB | Sept. 7, 2016 12:30 p.m.

Our series on "The American Dream" explores the origin of the idea, and how it's playing out for Oregonians — from various walks of life — leading up to the presidential election.

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Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon Reintroduction

OPB | July 27, 2016 noon

We hear from U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) from the Democratic National Convention and talk to an Uber driver in Philadelphia. We'll also discuss an effort to reintroduce salmon to the upper Malheur River.

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An Oregon Republican Millennial On His Experience At The RNC

OPB | July 20, 2016 noon

Portlander Xander Almeida attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and shared his perspective with Think Out Loud producer Julie Sabatier.

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Oregon's Lone Republican Congressman Says Party's Core Principles Remain The Same

OPB | July 19, 2016 midnight | Cleveland

Oregon Republican Rep. Greg Walden predicts the GOP will win the House, despite Trump's polarizing campaign.

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Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

OPB | July 18, 2016 midnight

Larry Campbell served as the speaker of Oregon's House of Representatives from 1991-1995. Now he has come to Cleveland as a Kasich delegate, though he was originally a Ben Carson supporter.

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Obama’s 'Overnight Success' In 2004 Was A Year In The Making

OPB | May 19, 2016 5:32 p.m. | Chicago

Barack Obama’s 2004 keynote speech at the Democratic National Convention launched his national political career. But that fateful speech was head for disaster shortly before.

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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.

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Listen Now: A Political Playlist For The Oregon Primary

OPB | May 17, 2016 4 a.m.

Here's a playlist of some of the great politically tinged tunes that have hit airwaves and beyond during previous election cycles, which, believe it or not, might still be relevant to this one.

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The Occupation Effect | Endorsement Roundtable | Voter Vox

OPB | May 16, 2016 12:06 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.