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News Roundtable | Chicas | Music In Landscape

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 31, 2018

Opinions and analysis on the week's news. Also, a program in Washington County provides after school programs for Latina students. And a concert pianist plays outdoors across Oregon.

Washington Schools Strike | Wild Horse Management | Rescue On Mount St. Helens | Detroit Dam Project

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 30, 2018

We hear why teachers across Clark County are on strike. Then we learn what one Bureau of Land Management is considering to curtail its wild horse population. Also, we hear how a rescue worker saved a man on Mount St. Helens and talk about the controversial project at Detroit Dam.

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Portland School Bond | Dyslexia Screening | Homelessness Symphony

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 29, 2018

This hour we'll discuss an $800 million Portland Public Schools bond project that's already way over budget; a new dyslexia screening requirement for Oregon schools; and a symphony tackling homelessness.

Sneaker Week | Winemakers Of Color | Genetically Modifying Trees

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2018

Sneaker Week kicks off in Portland. A new documentary tells the story of winemakers of color in Oregon. And we discuss a new OSU study that shows that trees can be genetically engineered to prevent new seedlings from establishing.

Portland Bureau Rebrand | Blue Mountains Forest Plan | 'The Child Finder'

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 27, 2018

Portland's Office of Neighborhood Involvement is changing its name. And a plan to manage public forests in Eastern Oregon is in its final phase. Also, we listen back to a conversation with local author Rene Denfeld.

News Roundtable | Whiskey When We're Dry

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 24, 2018

We hear opinions and analysis on this week's news. And Oregon author John Larison joins us to talk about his new novel, "Whiskey When We're Dry."  

Lead In Water | Youth Pass | Affordable Housing | Fly Casting

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2018

We talk with a 14-year-old world champion fly caster. Then we take up the safety of drinking water at Portland Public Schools, the city's youth bus pass program and the costs of building affordable housing.

24-Hour Bus Service | Seeking Asylum | Alzheimer’s Research | Sheridan Detainees Released

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 22, 2018

TriMet buses are preparing for 24-hour service on some lines. We hear about a family seeking asylum. Alzheimer's research is using data from the 1960s. And, we talk to released Sheridan detainees. 

Oregon Hazelnuts | Medford Clubhouse | Smoke In Oregon | Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 21, 2018

We hear about how the collapse of the Turkish lira could impact Oregon hazelnut farmers. "Clubhouses" give people with mental illness job experience and social support. Also, we discuss smoke in Oregon and talk business.

Friendship Line | Firearm Suicides | Reuniting Families In Texas | Anti-Trump Sign

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 20, 2018

We hear about a friendship line helping local seniors and a Bend Bulletin report on firearm suicides. An Oregon charity helps to reunite immigrant families. And the impacts of a political sign.

Mental Health Advocates See Opportunity In 'CCO 2.0'

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2018

The mother of a Portland man who recently had a mental health crisis hopes his story can inspire changes in the mental health system at large.

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

REBROADCAST: Joining The Jihad

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 6, 2018

What leads young women who are living comfortable lives in the West to leave everything behind and join ISIS? That’s what the journalist Åsne Seierstad tried to find out.

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. 


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