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Dave Miller

Dave Miller is the host of Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, "Think Out Loud."

Before coming to OPB, Dave was the senior producer of "Open Source," a nationally syndicated radio show based at the NPR affiliate station WGBH in Boston. He began his radio career as a documentary producer at Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps. From 2008 to 2011, he worked as the online host of the show.

His stories have aired on NPR's "All Things Considered," "Morning Edition" and "Weekend Edition Saturday."

Dave graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English.

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Recent Articles

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Gov. Kate Brown Speaks In-Depth About Oregon's COVID-19 Response

On Wednesday, the Oregon Gov. Kate Brown spoke with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller about the state's response, criticisms of her "stay home" request and then order, school closures, frustration with the federal government and other issues.

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'Think Out Loud' Producers' Choice: Best Conversations Of 2019

The "Think Out Loud" producers choose some of their favorite interviews from 2019.

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Represented: Rethinking Single-Family Zoning In Oregon

We hear from a developer, a realtor, an academic and two elected officials on Oregon's bill to allow middle housing in single-family neighborhoods.

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A Night At The Moda Center

With more than 2,000 employees and up to 20,000 fans, the Moda Center is a well-oiled entertainment machine. "Think Out Loud" goes behind the scenes to bring you an audio portrait of everything that goes into making it all work.

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The $22 Billion Question: Understanding PERS

Oregon’s Public Employees Retirement System is in billions of dollars of trouble. But it's not just an abstract number: this is a story about real people’s lives and it affects all Oregonians.

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Portland Police Chief: Allegations Of Protest Favoritism 'Ridiculous'

Portland's police chief has ordered her professional standards division to review police use of force during a far-right "free speech" rally and counter-protest on Saturday.

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10 Years Of Authors On 'Think Out Loud'

As part of our celebration of 10 years on the air, we bring you a compilation with some of our favorite author conversations from the last decade.

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Producers' Choice 2017

We review some of our favorite moments from a year of "Think Out Loud."

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On The Road: From St. Johns To Gresham On The Bus

For the latest in our "On The Road" series, we decided to travel on public transportation. We took a city bus in Portland — TriMet's Line 4 — from St. Johns in North Portland all the way to Gresham.


‘OPB Politics Now’: The Future Of The Portland Police

There’s a lot going on in the Portland Police Bureau these days. There’s the search for a permanent chief. The mayor has also proposed a new model for community oversight, which is attracting criticism.  

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Life Inside The Multnomah County Library

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

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On The Road: 'As Western As It Gets' In Southeast Oregon

A radio road trip from Fruitland, Idaho, to McDermitt, Nevada, through the sparsely populated and beautiful corner of Southeast Oregon.

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Publishing A Felony Conviction | American War

Local author Omar El Akkad's new book is fiction, but it feels distressingly realistic. Also, we talk to Oregonian reporter Danny Moran about his story on OSU pitcher Luke Heimlich.

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Represented: Oregon-Idaho Border

We travel to far Eastern Oregon, where for many businesses, it's hard not to think the grass is greener on the other side of the border ... in Idaho.

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Oregon Jewish Museum Reopens With Colossal New Vision

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education will reopen its doors with the towering tapestries of Grisha Bruskin and an exhibit chronicling the state's history of discrimination.

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Represented: Oregon's Housing Affordability Crisis

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue.

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Immigrants, Refugees And Citizens

We talk to a green card holder, a refugee, and two naturalized citizens about their fears and experiences since President Trump issued an executive order on Friday severely restricting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

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On The Road: Hoofing It On Sandy Boulevard

We wanted to get a better feel for Portland's own Sandy Boulevard. And so we decided to walk it — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

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Producers' Choice: The Best 'Think Out Loud' Conversations Of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, the staff of OPB's "Think Out Loud" look back on some of their favorite conversations from the past year.

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On The Road: The Places 'Think Out Loud' Went And The People We Met

"On The Road" is "Think Out Loud's" radio road trip series, bringing you conversations with wanderers, tourists and residents we meet along Oregon's backroads and highways.