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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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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.

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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. 

News | History | World | local | 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.

News | local | 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.

News | Science | local | 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.

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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.

News | local | 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.

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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 | Environment | Teachers | 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.

News | local | 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.

News | Economy | local | 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.

News | Politics | Election | local | Think Out Loud

OPB's Election Night Special: Wins For Kate Brown, Bud Pierce, Ted Wheeler, Bernie Sanders

We talk to reporters at rallies across the state, nominees—some with victory speeches and some with concession speeches—and outright winners in Oregon's 2016 primary.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: April 29 | Military Sexual Trauma | Poetry Out Loud

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week with our news roundtable. OPB reporter Conrad Wilson brings us a story about an Oregon man who was discharged from the military after being the victim of a sexual assault. High school student Mitchell Lenneville is headed to Washington, D.C., to compete in a national poetry recitation contest.

News | Communities | Economy | local | Think Out Loud

After Living In One, Andrew Heben Says Tent Cities Can Help End Homelessness

Andrew Heben, author of "Tent City Urbanism," became a builder and advocate for city-sanctioned tiny-house villages for homeless people after living in one and seeing the strong community there.

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Jack Roberts Is Fired | Tiny Houses For Homeless | Sex Trafficking Prevention | Restaurant Tipping

We talk to Oregon Lottery director Jack Roberts about his sudden termination. Then the author of a guide for cities wanting to build tiny house communities joins us, and we talk to a formerly trafficked sex worker about what she’s now doing to help other girls and women get out of the industry.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.

News | Politics | local | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

News | Think Out Loud

Seismic Upgrades At School | UO Report On Sexual Violence | Jewish-Muslim Dialogue

We find out about state money for seismic upgrades at public schools. Then we explore a new report on sexual violence and blackout drinking at fraternities and sororities at the University of Oregon. And the University of Oregon’s Jewish community is hosting an open campus conversation with Muslim students.

News | Think Out Loud

News Roundtable: April 15, 2016 | Activism Jogging In Burundi | PSU Students For Trump

Our news roundtable take on the biggest regional and national stories of the week. We hear how jogging has become a political act in Burundi. And Portland State Univerity's "Students for Trump" tell us about confrontations on campus.