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News Roundtable | Smoke And Business | 'Animal House' At 40


Opinions and analysis on this week's biggest news stories. Also, how has smoke from wildfires affected businesses in southern Oregon? And as the movie Animal House turns 40, we'll look at its legacy.

Photo: Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr

Mental Health Advocates Hope For More From CCOs | Mindy Nettifee


We hear from advocates and a Multnomah County commissioner about problems in the mental health system. And Portland poet Mindy Nettifee tells us about her new book. 

Photo: Courtesy of Mindy Nettifee

Behind The Politics: Oregon State Rep. Knute Buehler


"Think Out Loud" sat down with Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. Knute Buehler for a conversation about his life, his family and his motivations.

Photo: Michael Clapp/OPB

Behind The Politics: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown


We sat down with the two most prominent candidates for Oregon governor for intimate one-on-one conversations about their lives. We didn’t talk much about politics but instead focused on their families, their backgrounds and their motivations.

Photo: Julie Sabatier/OPB

What You Need To Know About Flash Bangs


Here’s what you need to know about flash bangs, how they are used and how they are regulated.

Photo: Ericka Cruz Guevarra/OPB

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News Roundtable | Smoke And Business | 'Animal House' At 40

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2018

Opinions and analysis on this week's biggest news stories. Also, how has smoke from wildfires affected businesses in southern Oregon? And as the movie Animal House turns 40, we'll look at its legacy.

Mental Health Advocates Hope For More From CCOs | Mindy Nettifee

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2018

We hear from advocates and a Multnomah County commissioner about problems in the mental health system. And Portland poet Mindy Nettifee tells us about her new book. 

Behind The Politics: Oregon State Rep. Knute Buehler

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 15, 2018

"Think Out Loud" sat down with Oregon Republican gubernatorial candidate and state Rep. Knute Buehler for a conversation about his life, his family and his motivations.

Behind The Politics: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2018

"Think Out Loud" sat down with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown in the living room at Mahonia Hall, the official governor's residence in Salem, for a conversation about her life, her family and her motivations.

Flash-Bang Grenades | Enough Iz Enough | Teen Summer Jobs

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2018

After a temporary suspension by the Portland Police, we talk about flash-bang grenades We also hear about an outreach group on the Umatilla Indian Reservation and summer jobs for teens. 

What You Need To Know About Flash-Bangs

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2018

Here’s what you need to know about flash-bangs, how they are used and how they are regulated.

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 10, 2018

Opinions and analysis on some of the biggest regional stories of the week. Also, an interview with a doctor who spent her career ministering to Portland's most vulnerable.

Indigenous Creek Names | Cafe Employees in Addiction Recovery | Stumptown Improv Festival

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 9, 2018

We hear about efforts to give indigenous names to unnamed creeks. An Albany cafe is hiring people recovering from addiction. And the co-founders of the Stumptown Improv Festival are in the studio. 

Oregon Wheat To Yemen | Courtenay Hameister

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 8, 2018

We hear how the World Food Program is using Oregon wheat to help people in Yemen. And author Courtenay Hameister joins us to discuss her new book about overcoming her fears and living with anxiety. 

Police Response To Protest | SEIU Settlement | Cindy Baldwin

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2018

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw talks about police's response to a protest last weekend. Also, we hear from the SEIU and a public employee who recently settled a lawsuit with the union. And author Cindy Baldwin talks about being a mother with a chronic illness. 

News Roundtable | Project SEARCH | Coffee Creek Cosmetology

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 3, 2018

We hear opinions and analysis on this week's news. And we talk about two programs to provide job training: one for young adults with disabilities and one for incarcerated women. 

Rent Strike | Wildfires | Labor Complaint | Malicious Summoning

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2018

We hear about a proposed new law which would punish people for summoning the police unnecessarily, firefighters battling multiple huge wildfires, Oregon's labor commissioner filing a complaint against legislative leaders, and a rent strike at Portland's Holgate Manor. 

Oregon's First Female Chief Justice | Protected Bike Lanes | Finding Families Of The Deceased

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 1, 2018

Martha Walters is the first woman to serve as chief justice in Oregon. A new protected bike lane causes controversy in Klamath Falls. Deb Stone locates living family members of the unidentified dead. 

Dirty Green Energy | Summiting Record | Talking Business | Aging Research Technology

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2018

A new report says Oregon is not as eco-friendly as it claims. An athlete has climbed the highest summits in each state. Also, we hear the latest business news. And a new OHSU study places sensors in people's homes to identify aging health trends. 

Trust In Journalism | E-Scooters | The Revelers

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2018

Only 32 percent of Americans say they trust journalists. A pilot e-scooter program begins in Portland. A professor tries to revive the 1930s quartet, The Revelers. 

Scores From The Attic: Reviving The Sound Of The Revelers

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2018

Once among the top performers in the U.S., the Revelers had faded into history until a University of Oregon professor found the group’s scores in a Connecticut attic.

News Roundtable | Lori Stegmann Leaves The GOP | D.B. Cooper Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2018

We hear opinions and analysis of the latest regional news. Multnomah County commissioner Lori Stegmann leaves the Republican party. And a new documentary claims to have found the real D.B. Cooper. 

Meditating Preschoolers | Camas Davis On Ethical Meat Eating

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2018

We discuss the scientific inquiry into the effects of meditation on preschoolers. And we talk with Camas Davis about her memoir, “Killing It: An Education,” and her niche career as a meat and butchery educator. 

Changing Demographics In Washington County

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2018

We look at the changing demographics of Oregon through the lens of its most rapidly diversifying county. 

REBROADCAST: Repairing And Editing Human Embryos

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2018

We listen back to a discussion about the science and ethics of editing human embryos, with members of the research team at OHSU who just announced a breakthrough in the field.


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