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

OPB | Broadcast: April 29, 2016

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.

Political Cartoonist Jack Ohman On Why It's No Fun To Draw Donald Trump

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2016

Pulitzer Prize–winning political cartoonist Jack Ohman sits down with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller.

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

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2016

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.

GOP Candidates For Oregon Governor Think 2016 Could Be Their Year

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2016

Oregon voters haven't elected a Republican as governor for 34 years. Allen Alley and Bud Pierce believe this is the year that will change.

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

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2016

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.

On The Road: Highway 26 — Sandy To Mount Hood

OPB | Broadcast: April 26, 2016

We take a drive along Highway 26 from Sandy to Mt. Hood Meadows, talking to various people along the way. We interviewed mountain bikers, restaurant owners, a ski tuner, a fly fisherman — and a group of kids who threw snowballs at us.

Author Mohsin Hamid's Globalist Perspective

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2016

Mohsin Hamid has lived in Pakistan, the U.S. and Britain. His fiction and nonfiction explores the contradictions and complexities of globalization.

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

OPB | Broadcast: April 25, 2016

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.

On The Road: Oregon's Highway 26

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2016

Highway 26 is a route for adventurers. It’s the path that Portland-area hikers, bikers, skiers and snowboarders take to get their fix of the outdoors.

Surrogacy | Questioning Travel Bans | Pizza!

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2016

We talk to OPB reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil about Oregon's surrogacy industry. Lewis & Clark professor Nathan Christensen questions the wisdom of travel bans as a form of protest. And Portland restaurateur Ken Forkish talks about his new pizza cookbook.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2016

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

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

OPB | Broadcast: April 22, 2016

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.

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

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2016

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.

DNC & RNC Rules | Krista Tippett On Being | Regional Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2016

We delve into intricate rules governing Democratic and Republican National Conventions, religion in America with the host of 'On Being,' and what's happening in coastal Clatsop County.

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

OPB | Broadcast: April 15, 2016

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.

Precision Castparts' Worried Neighbors | Poor Whites Supporting Trump | Rita Dove

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2016

We hear from OPB reporter Amelia Templeton about the long-standing complaints by the Portland neighbors of Precision Castparts, which has apparently been emitting toxic pollution for decades. Camas-based author Jonna Ivin analyzes the role of race and class in Donald Trump's popularity. And we talk to former U.S. poet laureate Rita Dove about her work.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

Oregon GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Allen Alley 'Does The Math'

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2016

Allen Alley, an engineer and tech executive, ran for Oregon treasurer in 2008 and governor in 2010. He's running for the Republican nomination for governor in the May 17 primary.

Jarvis Kennedy In Burns | GOP Candidate Allen Alley | Beverly Cleary's Birthday

OPB | Broadcast: April 12, 2016

We talk to a member of the Paiute tribe about what Harney County is like two months after the end of the occupation. We hear from one of the Republican gubernatorial delegates. And we celebrate the 100th birthday of a beloved Oregonian children’s book author.

Rebroadcast: Conversations With Hazelnut Grove Homeless Camp Residents

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2016

We listen back to Dave Miller's conversations with some of the residents of Hazelnut Grove, the homeless camp in North Portland's Overlook neighborhood.

Reform at DHS | Whiteness History Month | Talking Business | Bartow Memoriam

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2016

We talk about problems in Oregon's foster care system, Whiteness History Month, and the latest headlines in local business news.

Portland City Council Candidates: More Help For Homelessness Is Needed

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2016

The candidates for position four seat on the Portland city council share their views on homelessness and why they're running.

Portland Modeled Its Homeless Busing Program On San Francisco's

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2016

Portland is about to start handing out bus tickets to homeless people who would have a better situation in other cities. That's something San Francisco has been doing for 10 years.

Portland City Council Race: Position 4 | Homeless Busing

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2016

We talk with Portland city commissioner Steve Novick and three of the leading candidates vying to replace him: Fred Stewart, Stuart Emmons, and Chloe Eudaly.

Oregon Artist Rick Bartow Dies At Age 69

OPB | Broadcast: April 5, 2016

The Newport-based artist passed away from congenstive heart failure on April 2.

Birding Around Burns

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2016

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Harney County Migratory Bird Festival — and Think Out Loud will be there! We'll hear from record-holding bird enthusiast Noah Strycker, senior naturalist Duncan Evered, Chamber of Commerce executive director Chelsea Harrison, and more.

Healing In Harney County

OPB | Broadcast: April 11, 2016

Two months after the end of the armed occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Think Out Loud is returning to Harney County to moderate a discussion about how the community is healing and what its future may look like.

News Roundtable April 1, 2016 | Wolf Kills | OSU Beavers at Final Four | Accounting Memoir

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2016

We talk with our news roundtable about some of the biggest stories in the week's news. Then we we take up the state wildlife agency's decision to kill four wolves, the OSU Beavers women's basketball team making it to the final four, and the wild tale of a "bad boy" accountant.

Blue Mountains Forest Plan

OPB | Broadcast: April 7, 2016

We'll discuss the plan currently under revision for the Malheur, Umatilla, and Wallowa–Whitman National Forests. It describes the social, economic, and ecological goals of the National Forest Service for public lands in Eastern Oregon.


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