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Flash-Bang Grenades | Enough Iz Enough | Teen Summer Jobs


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. 

Photo: Ericka Cruz Guevarra/OPB

News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: The Ragged Edge Of Medicine


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.

Photo: Morgan Schmorgan/Flickr

Indigenous Creek Names | Cafe Employees in Addiction Recovery | Stumptown Improv Festival


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. 

Photo: Chelsea Petrakis

Oregon Wheat To Yemen | Courtenay Hameister


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. 

Photo: Jennie Baker Photography

Police Response To Protest | SEIU Settlement | Cindy Baldwin


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. 

Photo: Courtesy of Cindy Baldwin

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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. 

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. 

Dirty Green Energy | Summiting Record | Talking Business | Aging Research Technology

OPB | Broadcast: July 31, 2018

A new report says Oregon is not as eco-friendly as it claims. An athlete has climbed the highest summits in each state. Also, we hear the latest business news. And a new OHSU study places sensors in people's homes to identify aging health trends. 

Trust In Journalism | E-Scooters | The Revelers

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2018

Only 32 percent of Americans say they trust journalists. A pilot e-scooter program begins in Portland. A professor tries to revive the 1930s quartet, The Revelers. 

Scores From The Attic: Reviving The Sound Of The Revelers

OPB | Broadcast: July 30, 2018

Once among the top performers in the U.S., the Revelers had faded into history until a University of Oregon professor found the group’s scores in a Connecticut attic.

News Roundtable | Lori Stegmann Leaves The GOP | D.B. Cooper Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: July 27, 2018

We hear opinions and analysis of the latest regional news. Multnomah County commissioner Lori Stegmann leaves the Republican party. And a new documentary claims to have found the real D.B. Cooper. 

Meditating Preschoolers | Camas Davis On Ethical Meat Eating

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2018

We discuss the scientific inquiry into the effects of meditation on preschoolers. And we talk with Camas Davis about her memoir, “Killing It: An Education,” and her niche career as a meat and butchery educator. 

Changing Demographics In Washington County

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2018

We look at the changing demographics of Oregon through the lens of its most rapidly diversifying county. 

REBROADCAST: Repairing And Editing Human Embryos

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2018

We listen back to a discussion about the science and ethics of editing human embryos, with members of the research team at OHSU who just announced a breakthrough in the field.

Orca Population | Portland Cartoonist | Justice Nakamoto

OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2018

Pacific Northwest orcas are dying. Also, late Portland cartoonist John Callahan is the focus of a new movie. And we hear from the first Asian-Pacific American justice of the Oregon Supreme Court.

News Roundtable | Plastic Straws | Farmers Markets

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2018

We hear opinions and analysis on this week's news. The ban on plastic straws hurts accessibility for people with disabilities. Farmers markets find new solutions after they are unable to process SNAP.

Fire Update | Discrimination In Stores | The Science Of Compassion

OPB | Broadcast: July 19, 2018

An update on the Substation Fire. Also, lawyer Jason Kafoury is representing 5 clients who faced racial discrimination in local stores. We listen back to a discussion with Buddhist Scholar Thupten Jinpa about his book on compassion. 

10 Years Of Covering Cannabis On 'Think Out Loud'

OPB | Broadcast: July 18, 2018

As we mark a decade on the air, we're listening back to conversations about cannabis from the past 10 years. 

Senate Confirmation | Homeless Arrests | Conservative Voices | Brain Injury Patients

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2018

This hour we discuss: the confirmation of a 9th Circuit judge, homeless arrests, free speech in high school and 16 patients with brain injuries in Washington.


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