Sam Hoffman likes helping out his grandpa, Jerry Businious, on his goat farm. Hoffman also likes the "Kids for Sale" sign, which he says lots of people stop and take a picture of.

Sam Hoffman likes helping out his grandpa, Jerry Businious, on his goat farm. Hoffman also likes the "Kids for Sale" sign, which he says lots of people stop and take a picture of.

REBROADCAST: On The Road: Long Beach Peninsula

We listen back to a radio road trip "Think Out Loud" took in 2017 to the Long Beach Peninsula in Southwest Washington and recorded conversations with tourists, residents and wanderers there.

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OHSU launches new gun violence prevention research center

When Oregon Health & Science University's new gun research collaborative launched in May, it was the culmination of the research that director Kathleen Carlson had centered her career around. We talk with Carlson about the new center and her research focus moving forward.



‘Leave No Trace’ documents sexual abuse by Boy Scouts of America

A new documentary features a hundred years of Boy Scouts of America history and the claims of more than 82,000 former scouts who reported they were sexually abused by troop leaders. Portland director Irene Taylor produced the film, with Willamette Week investigative reporter Nigel Jaquiss and Ron Howard’s Imagine Films.



Oregon teachers reflect on the last year

Students may have been back in classrooms this year, but it was still a difficult time for educators across the country. We talk to three teachers about the challenges both students and teachers faced this last year.








Poet Claudia Rankine

REBROADCAST: Claudia Rankine

We listen back to an interview with award-winning poet Claudia Rankine in front of a live audience at Literary Arts.  



Oregon caregiving stories: How those caring for loved ones at home are coping

Whether you're caring for aging parents or disabled children, taking care of family members at home can be extremely challenging. Family caregivers work long hours, often unpaid. We will hear from a woman who cares for a disabled family member with developmental disabilities, an adult child caring for an aging parent and a caregiver fighting for change at the Oregon Legislature. We’ll also meet people whose work it is to help these caregivers navigate the system and to get support.


REBROADCAST: Cathy Park Hong explores Asian American identity in ‘Minor Feelings’

As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong found writing poetry to be freeing — an empowering way of escaping the invisibility of Asian American identity. Then, as a professional poet, it became clear that the literary world expected Hong’s identity to be both a part of, and a limitation to, her work. This cognitive dissonance is one of the “Minor Feelings” addressed in her book of essays of that name.


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