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Conventions Wrap Up | News Roundtable | OSF Open Letter


We'll wrap up the final night of the DNC, and the news of the week. We'll also learn about racist incidents in Ashland that have led the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to write an open letter to the community.

Photo: Carolyn Kaster

Bernie Delegate | International Reporter | Roseburg Play


We talk to an Oregon delegate who supported Bernie Sanders and a Spanish reporter at the DNC. Director Ginger Dayle joins us to discuss her controversial play set in Roseburg.

Photo: Allison Frost/OPB

Ron Wyden At The DNC | Philadelphia Uber Driver | Salmon Reintroduction


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.

Photo: Allison Frost/OPB

Gov. Kate Brown At The DNC | Cannabis Testing | Talking Business


Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us from the Democratic Convention; we learn about the science of testing cannabis products; and we check in on some of the latest business news.

Photo: Allison Frost/OPB

DNC Day 1 | Astoria Column


We talk to Oregon politicians on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and hear about the restoration of the Astoria Column historical landmark.

Photo: Jeff Daly

RNC Wrap Up | News Roundtable | Portland Biennial


Our team in Cleveland wrap up the RNC and our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Then we hear about the 2016 Portland Biennial art show.

Photo: Julie Sabatier/OPB

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REBROADCAST: Woodburn High

OPB | Aug. 01, 2016

Oregon has the fourth lowest graduation rate in the country, but Woodburn High has exceeded the state average by double digits for two years in a row.

Conventions Wrap Up | News Roundtable | OSF Open Letter

OPB | July 29, 2016

We'll wrap up the final night of the DNC, and the news of the week. We'll also learn about racist incidents in Ashland that have led the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to write an open letter to the community.

Bernie Delegate | International Reporter | Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016

We talk to an Oregon delegate who supported Bernie Sanders and a Spanish reporter at the DNC. Director Ginger Dayle joins us to discuss her controversial play set in Roseburg.

'Way Too Soon': Residents Upset About Roseburg Play

OPB | July 28, 2016

Playwright and director Ginger Dayle wrote a play focused on Robert F. Kennedy's 1968 visit to Roseburg and the mass shooting there last October. Roseburg residents are unhappy about the play.

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

OPB | July 27, 2016

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.

Gov. Kate Brown At The DNC | Sanders Supporters | Cannabis Testing | Talking Business

OPB | July 26, 2016

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown joins us from the Democratic Convention; we learn about the science of testing cannabis products; and we check in on some of the latest business news.

Oregon House Speaker Talks Redistricting, Ivanka And More At The DNC

OPB | July 25, 2016

Speaker of the Oregon House Tina Kotek spoke at the Democratic National Convention Monday night. Think Out Loud caught up with her before the speech.

DNC Day 1 | Astoria Column

OPB | July 25, 2016

We talk to Oregon politicians on the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and hear about the restoration of the Astoria Column historical landmark.

RNC Wrap Up | News Roundtable | Portland Biennial

OPB | July 22, 2016

Our team in Cleveland wrap up the RNC and our news roundtable discusses some of the biggest stories of the week. Then we hear about the 2016 Portland Biennial art show.

RNC Workers | Protesters At The RNC | Vancouver Anti-Gang Program

OPB | July 21, 2016

We'll hear from some of vendors and workers at the RNC, and then get a rundown of who's been protesting at the RNC. We then turn our attention to gang violence prevention in Vancouver.

An Oregon Republican Millennial On His Experience At The RNC

OPB | July 20, 2016

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

Oregon GOP Chair | Young Republican | Malheur Pretrial | Clark County Board

OPB | July 20, 2016

We talk to the chair of the Oregon GOP and a young Republican at the RNC. Then, it's pretrial hearings for the Malheur refuge occupiers and the latest on political drama in Clark County.

Rep. Greg Walden | NPR Editor At The RNC | A Graphic Novel About War

OPB | July 19, 2016

Oregon's only Republican member of Congress joins us during the second day of the RNC. We get some convention analysis from NPR political editor Domenico Montanaro. And we talk to a Corvallis native whose new graphic novel reflects his experiences as a Marine in Iraq.

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

OPB | July 19, 2016

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

Oregon Insurer Shuts Down | RNC Day 1

OPB | July 18, 2016

Twenty thousand Oregonians will have to find new insurance plans when Oregon's Health CO-OP shuts down at the end of the month. Plus, our first day of coverage from the Republican National Convention.

Former Speaker Of Oregon House Celebrates 85th Birthday As Delegate

OPB | July 18, 2016

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.

News Roundtable | Politics And The Olympics

OPB | July 15, 2016

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.

Ginsberg Remarks | Community Policing In Portland | Deschutes River Dam

OPB | July 14, 2016

A Supreme Court expert explains Justice Ginsberg's controversial comments. Then we turn to community policing in Portland, and learn about the significance of a first-of-its kind mixing tower on the Deschutes river.

Hispanic Engagement In Hermiston | Stoned Driving | Olympic Runner Alexi Pappas

OPB | July 13, 2016

We talk to Eddie De La Cruz from Hermiston’s Hispanic Advisory Committee. We'll hear about law enforcement efforts to monitor the effects of marijuana on Oregon drivers. Finally, Olympic track star Alexi Pappas stops by.

Track Star Alexi Pappas Heads To Rio Olympics

OPB | July 13, 2016

This summer, former University of Oregon and current TrackTown USA star Alexi Pappas will lace up her running shoes for the Greek team at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.


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