Now Playing:


News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2016

We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.

Harney County Occupiers Speak | Burns Update | Affordable Housing | Portland Audit

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2016

We hear from two of the remaining occupiers at the Malheur National Wildlife refuge, then turn to a discussion about the role of builders in affordable housing, and then hear about a new Portland audit that says millions in grants are being awarded with little oversight. 

Join the Conversation

Send Think Out Loud A Message

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Occupiers Arrested, One Killed

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2016

We bring you the latest from southeast Oregon, where some of the armed occupiers of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge  in Harney County have been arrested and one has been killed.

Latest From Harney County Standoff And Community Reactions

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 27, 2016

We bring you the latest news out of Harney County, where eight militants who were occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge have been arrested and LeVoy Finicum was killed. We also get reaction from the community around Burns.

Harney County Update | Rebroadcast: Jane Hirshfield

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 26, 2016

We speak with Harney County Judge Steve Grasty and with one of the occupiers at Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. We also bring you a rebroadcast of our conversation with poet Jane Hirshfield.

REBROADCAST: Elizabeth Gilbert

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 25, 2016

We bring you one of our favorite conversations from last year: writer Elizabeth Gilbert talking about the origins of creativity.

News Roundtable Jan. 22, 2016 | Director Todd Haynes

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 22, 2016

To analyze some of the top stories of the week, we speak with a rotating panel of journalists, editors and other news watchers. And we talk to the director of the new film 'Carol.'

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2016

Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

Week 3 In Harney County | Rehab | Affordable Housing | 'Moby Dick'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2016

We're talking about: the armed occupation in Harney County, a new drug rehab facility in Sweet Home, a housing developer who donated property for a homeless shelter and the modern day resonance of "Moby Dick."

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2016

We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.

News Roundtable: Jan. 15, 2016 | 'Once They Were Hats'

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2016

We talk with our rotating panel of news watchers about some of the big stories of the week, and then with the author of "Once They Were Hats," a new natural history of the beaver.

Police Morale | Evolution | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 14, 2016

We talk to Portland's police union president about a new survey that shows very low police morale, a University of Oregon researcher who made a surprising discovery about the history of evolution, and the Oregon Supreme Court's first Asian-Pacific American justice.

Congressman Walden | Local Take On SOTU | Legislative Preview

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2016

We get Congressman Greg Walden's take on the armed occupation in Harney County. We hear a local analysis of last night's State of the Union address. And we'll find how the Oregon legislature is preparing for this year's session.

USFWS On Malheur | SOTU Preview | Guns At PSU | Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2016

We talk to the US Fish and Wildlife Service, which manages the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge about the occupation there. We hear from a student attending the State of the Union, talk about the appropriate role of guns on campus. And get a regular update on the most important business stories of the region.

Harney County Update | WA Legislature | Sound Art | Possible English-Only Measure

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 11, 2016

We get the lawmaker perspective from Harney County, talk to Burke Jam about his sound art, and hear from journalist Brent Walth about his article looking at a possible ballot measure that would declare English as the state's official language.

News Roundtable Jan. 8, 2016 | Lily Tomlin

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 8, 2016

We look back at some of the big stories in the week's news; then we talk with Lily Tomlin, who's in Portland next week for a one-woman show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2016

We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.

Women In Policing | Conservationists And Cattlemen On Land Management

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 7, 2016

We talk with female police officers about what it's like to work in largely male forces. We hear two more perspectives on the occupation in Harney County: Oregon Wild, and the Oregon Cattlemen's Association.

The Latest On The Armed Occupation In Burns

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 4, 2016

Self-described militiamen have occupied the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge Building in Burns, Oregon. We'll get the latest on this developing story.

Burns Occupation | New Oregon Laws

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 5, 2016

We hear from one of the self-described militiamen occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. And we get an update on the new laws taking effect in the new year.


OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 1, 2016

We listen back to one of our favorite interviews from the "At Home" series. An interview with Summer Whisman, who is living with ALS, and some of her family.

Support for Think Out Loud is provided by: the Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Dawn and Al Vermeulen and Ray and Marilyn Johnson.