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Production assistant, Think Out Loud

Scott Greenstone

Scott Greenstone is a production assistant with Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily talk show, Think Out Loud. 

He worked as a reporter for The News-Review in Roseburg and as an undergraduate research fellow with the UNESCO Crossings Institute at University of Oregon. Scott is currently studying journalism at UO.

A semi-rehabilitated ex-homeschooler, Scott is constantly curious about how normal people operate.

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Recent Articles


Videotapes Are Becoming Unwatchable As Archivists Work To Save Them

With VHS tapes degrading, most Americans' home videos from the '80s and '90s won't be viewable in a decade. But there's a grassroots movement to preserve them for posterity.

History | Nation | News | Arts

Smithsonian Solves 150-Year-Old Mystery Death Of Collector And Puts Bones On Display

Explorer Robert Kennicott disappeared one day in 1866. For more than a century, the cause of his death has been a mystery — but the Smithsonian has solved it.

Health | Election

Ideas Behind Health Care Policy Ignite Passions

When it comes to health care, there are two philosophies pushing against each other. But why does it get so heated?


Syrian Activist Looks Up: 'For the First Time Ever, There's a Glimmer of Hope'

Mouaz Moustafa has spent years advocating in Washington for the United States to get more involved in Syria. He sees President Trump's strike as long overdue.


Vince Staples: 'We Live In A Space Where Your Name Isn't Enough'

"You can't find a Jay Z article where they don't speak about him selling drugs," the Long Beach rapper says. "You can't find a Vince Staples article where it doesn't say 'ex-gang member.' "

Health | Nation | Election

Failed House Vote Is 'A Great Opportunity' For Republicans, Former House Leader Says

"Now we can back up and do the things that should have been done," Republican Tom DeLay says. The former House Majority Leader discusses what the withdrawal of the AHCA means for his party's future.

Nation | News

Christians Turn To Podcasts To Say Things They Can't Say In Church

People who leave church but keep their faith are turning to podcasts for their spiritual fix.

Technology | Economy | Business | Election

When Trump Tweets, This Bot Makes Money

Ben Gaddis, president of Austin-based advertising company T3 made an Internet bot that shorts stock when President Donald Trump tweets negatively about a company.

Think Out Loud

News Roundtable | Exploring Roots Of Friendship In Yoncalla

We analyze some of the biggest stories of the week with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we meet two friends from Yoncalla who found their friendship ran deeper than they imagined.

Think Out Loud

An Affordable Electric Car | More Gun Control In Oregon? | Darcelle XV

We'll talk to the man who wants to bring a new, cheaper electric vehicle. Two Oregon lawmakers join us to discuss possible legislative action in response to the massacre in Orlando and other mass shootings. And we end the hour with a conversation with the oldest living performing drag queen in the country. 

History | local | News | World | Think Out Loud

Oregon's Soviet Diaspora: 25 Years Later, The Refugee Community Wants To Be Known

It's been almost 25 years since the Soviet Union dissolved, so Think Out Loud asked the immigrant community in the Portland area about their lives in America.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Denser Portland? | Gay Christians | Native Language Teacher

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, we talk to a gay Christian reform activist about religion and sexuality. We also learn about new plans that might allow for denser residential development in close-in Portland. And we hear from one of the last speakers of the native language Ichishkiin.

local | Science | News | Think Out Loud

Reacting To Orlando Shooting | Healthy Cops | Soviet Diaspora: Mail-Order Bride

Portlanders discuss their reaction to the tragic shooting in Orlando over the weekend. We talk to a Russian woman who was a mail-order bride and to a researcher whose study found ways police could improve their health.

Think Out Loud

Oil Trains In Washington | Earthquakes In Indian Country | Imaginary Friends | Soviet Diaspora: Family

We explore oil train traffic on the Washington side of the gorge, how Native American tribes are preparing for a Cascadia earthquake, the psychology of imaginary friends, and how post-Soviet immigrant families navigate generational and cultural divides.

local | News | Think Out Loud

Bringing Refugees To Oregon | Soviet Diaspora: Education | Talking Business

We'll talk to two faith leaders from Eugene who are working to bring refugees to Oregon. We'll continue our series on this state's Soviet diaspora with a conversation about education. And we'll catch up on the latest regional business news.

Think Out Loud

Mosier Oil Derailment Update | Oregon's Soviet Diaspora

The mayor of Mosier fills us in on recovery efforts there, and we learn more about oil train safety issues. Also, we launch a new series of interviews about Oregon's Soviet diaspora.

News | Think Out Loud

Lead In Schools | The Disappearing West | Marijuana Ice Cream | Comic Amy Miller

We talk with a Portland Public Schools board member about lead and radon and get insights on disappearing land in the American west. We'll also hear about marijuana-infused ice cream and talk to Amy Miller, named Portland's funniest person in 2015.

Education | Science | Teachers | Environment | Think Out Loud

Outdoor School At Camp Tadmor: Educators, Volunteers And Kids On Why They Keep Coming Back

To the teachers and kids at Harrison Elementary in Cottage Grove taking a four-day outdoor school each spring means a year of fundraising, preparation and excited expectation. We went to Camp Tadmor in Lebanon and asked why they keep coming back every year.

local | News | Think Out Loud

E-Waste Recycling | Subversive Comics | Surviving HIV

Just where do the electronics you take to be recycled end up? Also, we talk to UO professor Ben Saunders about the power of comics to address what might be considered subversive topics. And we talk to an Oregonian who has lived with HIV for over 30 years.

local | Economy | News | Think Out Loud

Are African-Americans Really Leaving Portland?

A researcher says African-Americans are leaving Portland at high rates, and that 11.5 percent of the black community has left in the last four years. But a local expert disagrees.