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We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

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Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age


We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

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Portland Homeless Shelters | Flinstones Comic Book


Two new homeless shelters have opened in Multnomah County. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

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News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health


Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

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Live From Portland Design Week


"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

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Oregon Budget Negotiations | Environmental Justice And Carbon Pricing | 'Good Hair'

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2017

We hear about budget negotiations heating up in Salem, how carbon pricing could affect communities of color, and the politics of "good hair." 

Blazers Season Recap | Cybersecurity | Raising The Smoking Age

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2017

We learn about cybersecurity "honeypots" and a bill to raise the age for tobacco use in Oregon.

Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2017

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2017

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

Innovating Emergency Medical Response: The View From Reno And Portland

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

Portland Fire Chief Mike Myers and Brad Lee, who directs the Reno area's medical emergency response, tell us about innovations in 911 service.

Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.

Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2017

We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.

Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2017

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

News Roundtable | Suicides In Prison | Train Whistles In La Grande

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.

Geek Love Exhibit | Distracted Driving | Syrian Photographer

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2017

We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.

Legislative Update | The Nez Perce War

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2017

The Nez Perce were driven out of Oregon's Wallowa Valley by a man who had dedicated his life to equality for America's former slaves. Also, we get an update on what bills are still alive in the Legislature.

Migrant College Program | Bridging The Budget Gap | Sandy Hook Parents

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2017

Alissa and Robbie Parker, whose daughter Emilie was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, share their story. Also, a college program for migrant farm workers in Eastern Oregon, and a new report suggesting ways to bridge the state's budget gap.

Life In A Town For Sale | Education Goals In The Oregon Legislature | Prison Lockdown | Oregon Dept. Of Energy

OPB | Broadcast: April 10, 2017

A small town in Southern Oregon is for sale. What are the legislature's statewide education goals? How does the Oregon Dept. of Corrections handle riots? An overhaul of the state Department of Energy is being proposed.

News Roundtable | State Employee Healthcare Costs | OPB's Eric Cain

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2017

Lawmakers are looking at government employee health care as a way of cutting costs. Eric Cain joins us to discuss his 30-year career with OPB. And we discuss other big news of the week.

Oregon's Death With Dignity Law More Widely Used But Some Physicians Still Skeptical

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new study finds use of Oregon's Death with Dignity law has spiked in recent years.

Death With Dignity Report | Elliott Smith Reissue | Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new report on Death With Dignity, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and a concert to celebrate the remastered edition of Elliott Smith's classic album "Either/Or."

5 Ways Cars May Radically Change Cities In The Future

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

University of Oregon associate professor Nico Larco is studying the effect that self-driving cars are likely to have on cities and the people who live in them.

Housing Recovery | Cities And Self-Driving Cars | Paige McKenzie Sunshine Girl

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2017

New homes are getting built, but is it enough? What will our cities look like when self-driving cars really become a reality? And the young Oregonian behind the Sunshine Girl YouTube phenomenon joins us to talk about her latest book.

Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.


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