Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

ITT Students Graduate | Opioids Study – OPB’s Think Out Loud

When ITT’s for-profit colleges were shut down nationwide, hundreds of students in its nursing program locally were left in the lurch. But the state and Portland Community College came up with a special nursing program so many of those students could finish their nursing degrees. A new study from OHSU found that chronic pain sufferers […]
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Undercover With Extremists – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In his years working as a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Michael German went deep undercover to infiltrate white extremist groups, including militia groups in the Pacific Northwest. He later became an FBI whistle-blower, and is today a nationally regarded expert on counterterrorism. He’s visiting Oregon this week, and joins us to […]
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Hazelnut Tariffs | Medford Robots | Pay Equity – OPB’s Think Out Loud

China has proposed a 15 percent tariff on hazelnuts grown in the United States in addition to a 25 percent tariff already in place. Oregon produces 99 percent of the nation’s crop of hazelnuts. A program at the Medford Opportunity School teaches at-risk high school students how to build and program robots. Michael Torguson, a […]
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Washington State Parks | Philomath Robot  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The closure of several Oregon hiking trails in the Columbia River Gorge after the Eagle Creek Fire has sent more visitors to Washington State Parks’ Gorge trails. Meryl Lipman, a spokeswoman for Washington State Parks, tells us what hikers should expect when they head to Washington. Small food delivery robots called DAX are roaming the sidewalks […]
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Opioids And Marijuana – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A recent study in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that states with legal medical marijuana have lower rates of prescribing opioids. Dr. Katrina Hedberg of the Oregon Health Authority tells us what the study means for Oregon. Source: Opioids And Marijuana | Harbor Of Hope | The Lullaby Project | Soul’d Out Suit . Radio | OPB

Housing Preference | Juvenile Probation – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In 2015, Portland kicked off a multi-million dollar affordable housing strategy in North and Northeast Portland that had a groundbreaking idea built in: give preference for housing and home loans to those who’d been displaced from the historically black and gentrifying neighborhoods. Three years later, the latest report from the strategy’s oversight committee expressed concern that […]
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Cougars In Oregon – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Statesman Journal reporter Zach Urness joins us to talk about the increasing number of cougars that have been sighted in Oregon parks and residential spaces in the last few years and how officials are responding to the problem. Source: Cougars In Oregon | Murals In Portland | ACCESS Academy . Radio | OPB

Non-Unanimous Juries – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon and Louisiana are the only two states that allow a non-unanimous jury verdict to convict someone of a felony. But Louisiana lawmakers are looking to change that with a bill that would let voters decide whether to amend the state’s constitution to require unanimous verdicts. Jessica Rosgaard, an editor at WWNO New Orleans Public […]
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Warrenton Elk | Oregon Foster Parents – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The town of Warrenton has always had a nearby elk herd, but now the animals are wandering into downtown, and causing problems for citizens and tourists alike. We talk with two foster moms, Linda Scott and Rene Denfeld, who have had very different experiences with the Oregon Department of Human Services. This is the fourth installment […]
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Social Media & Privacy | Gang Enforcement Audit  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Amid continuing fallout from revelations that the firm Cambridge Analytica improperly acquired data from 50 million Facebook users, we look at how our expectation of privacy online, and our relationship with social media overall, is evolving. We explore the findings of the Portland Police Bureau’s Gang Enforcement Team audit released today. Source: Social Media & […]
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