Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Moda – OPB’s Think Out Loud

After the Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act fell through, President Trump said he wants to “let Obamacare fail.” We talk to local health insurer Moda about what that might mean. Source: Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux . Radio | OPB

For-Profit Colleges – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The U.S. Department of Education is rolling back a loan forgiveness program for students defrauded by some for-profit colleges, and Portlander Niesha Wright is one student that’s fighting back with a lawsuit. Wright describes her experience at the now-defunct Portland ITT Tech. Sociologist and author of “Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New […]
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Wolf Compensation – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The return of wolves in the West has had deadly consequences for livestock. To help ease ranchers’ burden, many states compensate them for their losses. EarthFix reporter Tony Schick discovered that in Oregon, unproven claims are being approved, draining a limited pool of money. Source: Police Prosecution | Wolf Compensation | Peer Support . Radio | […]
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Psychologists & Prescriptions – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We talk to Oregon Representative Bill Kennemer, who sponsored a bill (HB 3355) to allow psychologists — in addition to psychiatrists — to prescribe drugs to treat patients with mental illness. And Linfield College psychology professor Tanya Tompkins tells us why she’s urging Gov. Kate Brown to veto the bill. Source: News Roundtable | Psychologists […]
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Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We reflect on the 2017 Oregon legislative session and look ahead to 2018. Now that the 2017 legislative session is over, Oregon’s business community and the state’s labor coalitions are looking ahead to possible 2018 ballot initiatives. Oregon Education Association president John Larson and Oregon Business Council vice president Jeremy Rogers discuss corporate taxes, the public employee pension crisis, and […]
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Salmon, Dams And Climate Change | Drug Bill – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A new series in the Idaho Statesman explores the relationship between salmon in the Pacific Northwest, dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers and climate change. Reporter Rocky Barker tells us what he’s learned. House Bill 2355, recently passed by the Oregon Legislature, reduces the penalty for possession of small amounts of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and […]
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Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown Source: Business & Labor Politics | Oregon Governor Kate Brown . Radio | OPB

Billboards | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld a ruling that the Port of Portland couldn’t reject an environmental ad proposed for the Portland Airport based on its political nature. At the center of the case, which dates back to 2013: an anti-logging ad from conservation group Oregon Wild which calls Oregon “Home of the Clearcut.” […]
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Legislative Update – OPB’s Think Out Loud

While everyone else was barbecuing for the holiday, Oregon’s Legislature passed quite a few bills. OPB’s Senior Political Reporter Jeff Mapes gives us an update. Source: Legislative Update | Cafe Con Pan | Prisoner Art . Radio | OPB

Rainbow Gathering – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Several thousand people are already gathered on the John Day river in Eastern Oregon for the annual Rainbow Family Gathering. As many as 20,000 are expected to converge there this weekend. OPB reporter Amanda Peacher fills us in. Source: News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music . Radio | OPB