Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Salem Update | Bus Lanes | Antarctica Solstice

Oregon party politics are in full-color today at the state capitol, where Republicans walked out, denying Democrats the quorum they need to pass climate change legislation. OPB reporter Dirk VanderHart is there and fills us in on the drama. Source: Salem Update | Bus Lanes | Antarctica Solstice

Wallowa Conservation | Trauma Stories – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The East Moraine of the Wallowa Lake Moraines is a textbook example of a glacial moraine. The glacially formed mass of rocks and sediment is largely untouched and attracts visitors from around the world. Now, it is under threat of being made residential and closed to visitors. The goal of the Campaign for the East […]
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Madras Graduation Rates – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Native American graduation rates at Madras High School have more than doubled in the past few years, rising from 39 percent in 2016 to 81 percent in 2018. We talk with Butch David, the Native American liaison for Madras High. Source: Madras Graduation Rates | Okinawa Base | TV Pioneers . Radio | OPB

Oregon Wedding Cake Case | Gulley Case | Climate Curriculum | Pride On The Coast – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The U.S. Supreme Court directed Oregon state judges to review a court ruling against a Gresham bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The justices directed the state to consider their ruling last year on a similar issue in Colorado. University of Oregon professor Alison Gash joins us for analysis […]
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Oregon State Hospital | Constitutional Sheriffs | School Privacy | Recreation – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Defendants who can’t assist in their own criminal trials are supposed to be admitted to the Oregon State Hospital within seven days of intake for mental health treatment. That isn’t always happening, and dozens of people are waiting in jails around the state to get into the hospital. Over a dozen sheriffs in Washington have […]
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Stimson Lumber | Privacy Data – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Stimson Lumber Company announced that its 85-year-old mill in Forest Grove is cutting 60 jobs, about 40% of its workforce. CEO Andrew Miller attributes the cuts to a changing business environment in Oregon and rising costs of operation. Portland will soon be using location data collected from smartphones to study the ways people move around […]
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Public Defenders | Child Welfare – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Lawyers from Multnomah Defenders Inc. will be absent from courts this week as they press Oregon lawmakers to address issues with the state’s public defense system. Last year, a report from the Sixth Amendment Center found that Oregon’s public defense system is unconstitutional. In response to the ongoing crisis in the child welfare system, including […]
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Busing & Homelessness | Trans Cancer | Wolf Plan – OPB’s Think Out Loud

State Library Ed. Note:  OPB has not uploaded the audio content for this story at the time of this post. The audio can be accessed via Apple Podcasts. The Medford city council is considering funding one-way bus tickets for homeless people who have the option to live with family members in another place. Portland has […]
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Wheeler County Sheriff – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The entire Wheeler County Sheriff’s Office resigned last year after then-sheriff Chris Humphreys retired. Humphreys said that the lack of resources made the job too difficult. Mike Smith became the new Wheeler County sheriff in December 2018. He tells us why he wanted the job, and what it’s like to be a sheriff in rural Oregon. […]
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Legislative Countdown | Painted Hills Beef | New Teacher – OPB’s Think Out Loud

With less than a month left in the Oregon legislative session we get the lowdown on what to expect from OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart. Mollie Carter moved from Portland, Oregon, to Fossil, Oregon, three years ago to take a job teaching at the local high school. She says the students ask her a lot of […]
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