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REBROADCAST: The Purpose Of Government

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 31, 2018

As a part of our series looking at some of the biggest issues likely to face Oregon in the next decade, we listen back to a conversation with an audience in Josephine County about tensions between local, state and federal control.

Year In Review News Roundtable

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 28, 2018

An eclectic panel joins us to discuss some of the biggest regional news stories of 2018.

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Josh Marquis | New Year's Traditions

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 27, 2018

We sit down with outgoing Clatsop County District Attorney Josh Marquis. And we hear from listeners about their New Year's traditions. 

REBROADCAST: Demographics Of Washington County

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2018

We listen back to a conversation on the changing demographics of Oregon through the lens of its most rapidly diversifying county. 

REBROADCAST: From Homelessness To Home

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 25, 2018

Over the course of six months, the Dunham family sent radio diaries documenting their struggle first to find housing in Portland and then to keep it.

REBROADCAST: Life In A Fire Camp

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 24, 2018

What makes it possible for firefighters to do the work they do? A very well-organized incident command team sets up a small city on the edge of the wilderness.

Producers' Choice: The Best 'Think Out Loud' Conversations Of 2018

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 21, 2018

As 2018 comes to a close, the staff of OPB’s “Think Out Loud” look back on some of their favorite conversations from a groundbreaking news year.

Genetic Ethics | Faith And Homelessness

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 20, 2018

We explore the ethics of using genetic manipulation to solve environmental problems. And we bring three faith leaders together to discuss how they're approaching the deepening problem of homelessness.

Child Workers | Homeless Liaison Officer | Library Management

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2018

A new report highlights the danger of children working in agriculture. A police officer in Oregon City spends his work hours helping the homeless. And a plan to eliminate damaged and underused books at the Salem library has been halted.

Talking Business | Bike Tax | Merkley Visits Border | Long-Distance Hikers

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 18, 2018

The bike tax isn't bringing in the money it was supposed to. Sen. Jeff Merkley visited a tent encampment at the border. A Washington couple just finished a new hiking loop. And we get the latest business news.

Christmas Tree Climate | Wash. Teacher Diversity | Prepping For 'The Big One'

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 17, 2018

How can Oregon Christmas trees be adapted to a changing climate? How are plans for responding to a major earthquake changing? Also, Washington schools are becoming more diverse, but not its teachers.

The Best Of 'On The Road'

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 13, 2018

We listen back to some of our favorite moments talking to people on the highways and byways of the region.

REBROADCAST: Viet Thanh Nguyen

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2018

We listen back to an interview with author Viet Thanh Nguyen in front of an audience at Literary Arts.

Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant | Alicia Jo Rabins

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 12, 2018

Oregon is experiencing a shortage of nursing faculty in programs around the state. A methanol plant is coming to the Port of Kalama. And we sit down with author Alicia Jo Rabins. 

Sugar Shack Demolition | Homeless Vets | Police In Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 11, 2018

Affordable housing will replace a former Portland strip club. Operation Welcome Home will use state lottery funds for veteran services. Portland Public Schools considers increasing police presence. 

Mental Health And Police | Teresa Alonso Leon | New Mushroom

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 10, 2018

A program in Eugene sends crisis workers out on mental health crisis calls, rather than police. Also, a new species of mushroom was found in southern Oregon. And we sit down with state Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon.

News Roundtable | Education And Trauma | Timbers

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2018

The news roundtable gives us opinions and analysis on this week's news. What can schools do to help kids who have experienced trauma at home? And tomorrow the Timbers will try to become league champions.

Student Deaths | Lake Oswego City Councilor | Christmas Trees

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 6, 2018

A school district responds to student deaths by suicide. Daniel Nguyen is the first person of color on Lake Oswego's city council. We ask listeners: Do you prefer real or artificial Christmas trees?

Murdered Indigenous Women | Violence Against Women Act | Gorge Trails | Cody Sheehy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2018

A new report tracks indigenous women murdered in urban areas. The Violence Against Women Act will expire this month unless Congress takes action. Popular Columbia River Gorge trails reopen after the fire.

Tara Westover At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2018

Live at Literary Arts, we sit down with writer Tara Westover to discuss her memoir, "Educated."

Kate Brown | GOP Legislative Priorities | Migrant Caravan

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2018

We talk with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown about her budget and hear from state Rep. Greg Barreto on the GOP's priorities. A retired engineer from Hood River visits the caravan at the border. 

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