Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Pedestrian Deaths | Stumptown Series | Pumpkin Boats  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Angie Schmitt says that the rising number of pedestrian deaths in American cities is a product of inequality. Schmitt, the former editor of Streetsblog USA, visited Portland this week to talk about pedestrian deaths and what’s causing them. Source: Pedestrian Deaths | Stumptown Series | Pumpkin Boats . Radio | OPB

News Roundtable | Indigenizing Love | Military Widow – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Western States Center, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and other tribal groups have compiled resources to help Native American communities better support LBGTQ youth and, as they put it, reclaim indigenous ideas of love and gender. We talk with, Josie Raphaelito and Seahdom Edmo, two of the creators of the toolkit. Source: News Roundtable […]
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Home Funerals | Recovery High School | Vaping Ban – OPB’s Think Out Loud

When Keelia Carver’s 4-year-old son, Max, died, she wanted to take his body home to bury him on the family’s ranch. She says state and hospital authorities stood in her way, and she didn’t know her rights under Oregon law. Now Oregonians like Carver who want to take a do-it-yourself approach to funerals have a […]
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College Athletes | Non-Compete Agreements | Chown Hardware – OPB’s Think Out Loud

California just passed a law that allows college athletes to hire agents and make money for endorsements. Whitney Wagoner, Director of the Warsaw Sports Marketing Center at the University of Oregon, will tell us about the effect this California law might have in Oregon. In 2008, Oregon banned companies from forcing most workers to sign non-compete […]
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Earthquake Infrastructure | Salazar Ban | School Librarians – OPB’s Think Out Loud

There is a 37% chance of a Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake off the coast of Oregon in the next 50 years. It could be as big as a magnitude 9.0, which would have a significant, lasting impact on the entire region. We’re examining how critical infrastructure could fare in a big quake. Today we look at Portland’s water pipes. […]
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Yurok Tribe Legal Strategy | Sage Grouse Science | Police Contract – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Earlier this year, the Yurok Tribe in Northern California passed a resolution declaring legal rights of personhood for the Klamath River. A new study found that nearly half of all sage grouse wearing GPS transmitters end up dying. Is the science more important than the individual creature being studied? Lee Foster, sage grouse coordinator for […]
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Forests, Oceans & Climate Change | Hydrogen Energy | Cheryle Kennedy – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon’s current climate plans don’t take into account how the state’s forests could help the state reach its goals. The Oregon Global Warming Commission wants to change that. We’ll talk with Vice Chair Catherine Macdonald about how to manage Oregon’s public lands to absorb more carbon. This year, Washington State passed a bill that would allow […]
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Klamath Falls Air Base | E-Books – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Klamath Falls Air National Guard base Kingsley Field may lose $10 million in a Trump administration proposal to divert Pentagon funding for border wall construction. We hear from the 173rd Fighter Wing’s Commander Col. Jeffrey Edwards about what happens at the base, which is the only training site for F-15 C pilots in America. One […]
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Bird Migration | Superintendent Of The Year | Female Pilots – OPB’s Think Out Loud

On Saturday, Portland Audubon celebrated their annual Lights Out event. Each fall, billions of birds begin their migration south. The majority fly at night and use the night sky for navigation. Light pollution from cities can disorient birds and confuse their navigation, resulting in collisions with buildings or windows. Eugene School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas grew up […]
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Transgender Attacks | Shooting Survivor | Weight And Recovery  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A transgender woman was assaulted in Portland earlier this month. That comes on the heels of a transgender Lyft driver who said she was attacked by a passenger earlier this month, and another transgender woman who was assaulted in Newport in August. Lincoln County Commissioner Claire Hall tells us about the attack in Newport, and how the […]
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