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."
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.
History | World | Family | Nation | News | Communities | Economy | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
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.
Our series exploring what the American Dream means to Oregonians continues with communications professor and Osage Native American tribal member Cynthia Coleman.
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.
Economy | NW Life | local | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
Election | Politics | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
Reactions to Clinton Nomination | Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon ReintroductionOPB | 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.
Portlander Xander Almeida attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and shared his perspective with Think Out Loud producer Julie Sabatier.
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.
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.
Election | Politics | local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
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.
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.