Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Friendship Line | Firearm Suicides – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Central Oregon Health Council recently partnered with the San Francisco–based Institute on Aging to bring a friendship line to the region. The phone service connects local seniors who might be feeling lonely with trained volunteers to talk to. In 2017, more than 400 people in Oregon died in firearm suicides. Bend Bulletin reporter Markyian […]
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Smoke And Business – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Wildfire smoke in southern Oregon has forced the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to relocate — and even cancel — a number of performances. The festival, whose outdoor season runs until mid-October, has already canceled or relocated more shows than it did in all of 2017. Alison Carey, a member of the festival’s executive team and Hazel […]
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Behind The Politics: Oregon Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Knute Buehler – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Before the political season really heats up, “Think Out Loud” sat down with the two most prominent candidates for Oregon governor for intimate one-on-one conversations about their lives. We didn’t talk much about politics, but instead focused on their families, their backgrounds, and their motivations. Source: Behind The Politics: Oregon Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Knute Buehler . Radio | […]
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Behind The Politics: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Before the political season really heats up, “Think Out Loud” sat down with the two most prominent candidates for Oregon governor for intimate one-on-one conversations about their lives. We didn’t talk much about politics but instead focused on their families, their backgrounds and their motivations. Source: Behind The Politics: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown . Radio | OPB

What You Need To Know About Flash-Bangs – OPB’s Think Out Loud

OPB’s “Think Out Loud” spoke with a former police officer who now studies less-than-lethal weapons. Portland Police have temporarily suspended the use of flash-bangs after reports the devices caused injuries when police used them during a Patriot Prayer rally and counter-demonstration earlier this month. Source: What You Need To Know About Flash-Bangs . Radio | OPB

Oregon Wheat To Yemen – OPB’s Think Out Loud

This Friday, a ship bearing tons of wheat from the Pacific Northwest will leave the Port of Portland bound for Yemen. Years of conflict in Yemen have left millions of people dependent on food assistance, and millions will be eating wheat grown in Oregon. Stephen Anderson is the country director in Yemen for the World […]
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Indigenous Creek Names – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Volunteers with the Corvallis group Marys Peak Alliance and local tribes are partnering to give indigenous names to previously unnamed creeks on Marys Peak. We talk with David Harrelson of the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde and Dave Eckert, a coordinator for Marys Peak Alliance. Source: Indigenous Creek Names | Cafe Employees in Addiction Recovery […]
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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. Source: Oregon Wheat To Yemen | Courtenay Hameister

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. Source: Police Response To Protest | SEIU Settlement | Cindy […]
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Rent Strike | Wildfires | Labor Complaint | Malicious Summoning

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. Source: Rent Strike | Wildfires | Labor Complaint | Malicious Summoning