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News Roundtable | Women And Ambition


We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.

Photo: Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security


Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

Photo: The Portland Tribune

Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security


We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Photo: Ann McGarry/OPB

Covering Mass Shootings | Eclipse Preparedness | Nicole Georges


We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

Photo: Amos Mac

Swimming In The Willamette | Cyberbullying | Cycling With Disabilities


We learn about changing attitudes toward swimming in the Willamette River and how a school in the Salem-Keizer district is handling cyberbullying. We also talk to a quadriplegic cyclist about bike-sharing for people with disabilities. 

Photo: The Human Access Project/River Hugger Swim Team

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News Roundtable | Women And Ambition

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2017

We explore women's relationship with ambition with Robin Romm, editor of the essay collection "Double Bind," and writer Camas Davis, who contributed to the book. Also, our news roundtable takes on the week's big headlines.

Dennis Richardson | Albina Ministerial Alliance | Water Treatment | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2017

Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson discusses voter fraud and election reform. We also talk about police oversight, treating Portland's water, and hear from TriMet. 

Tacoma Detention Center | Election Reform | Transit Security

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2017

We hear about conditions for women in a Tacoma immigration detention facility, a conference on election reform, and why bus riders want fewer armed transit police officers.

Eclipse Preparedness | Covering Mass Shootings | Nicole Georges

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2017

We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

Swimming In The Willamette | Cyberbullying | Cycling With Disabilities

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2017

We learn about changing attitudes toward swimming in the Willamette River and how a school in the Salem-Keizer district is handling cyberbullying. We also talk to a quadriplegic cyclist about bike-sharing for people with disabilities. 

PDX Latinx Pride Celebrates Oregon's LGBTQ Latinx Community

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

"Think Out Loud" spoke to to Christian Baeff, the chair of the PDX Latinx Pride festival.

News Roundtable | Latinx Pride | Remembering Frances Gabe

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

Our panel of news watchers talks about some of the big stories this week, hear about the experience of the LGBTQ people in the Latinx community, and remember a "true American original" Frances Gabe.

Remembering Frances Gabe, Oregon Inventor Of The Self-Cleaning House

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2017

Newberg, Oregon, resident Frances Gabe's claim to fame was her patented self-cleaning house. 

Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2017

Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.

SW Washington Homelessness | For-Profit Colleges | Seattle Income Tax

OPB | Broadcast: July 19, 2017

On today's show, a look at homelessness in Southwest Washington. Also, a local woman who is suing the U.S. Department of Education over a loan forgiveness program. And an income tax in Seattle.

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

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2017

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.

Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2017

After Portland Police officers use deadly force, they may now have weeks before they are required to make a statement. Also, ranchers are being compensated for wolf attacks that may never have happened. And peer support is becoming more common for mental health treatment as well as drug addiciton.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

OPB | Broadcast: July 13, 2017

"Think Out Loud" spends a day talking to people at the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library.

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2017

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018.

Talking Business | Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill | Security Cameras

OPB | Broadcast: July 11, 2017

A home security camera at a rental property stirs up legal issues. A reporter looks into climate change, dams and salmon. A Oregon bill reduces the penalties for drug possession. Also, we talk regional business news with Suzanne Stevens.

Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2017

A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.

News Roundtable | Portland Hate Crimes | Montavilla Homeless

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2017

Our news roundtable discusses the week's big news, Portland Commissioner Chloe Eudaly talks about fighting hate crimes, and the Montavilla Neighborhood Association shares its approach to homelessness.

Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: July 6, 2017

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

Legislative Update | Cafe Con Pan | Prisoner Art

OPB | Broadcast: July 5, 2017

What the state Legislature got done over the holiday weekend. Also, police in Medford are reaching out to the immigrant community. And a Portland art exhibit highlights the work of prisoner artists.


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