Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Mortgage Tax Deduction | Women’s Basketball | School Boards – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Should high-income homeowners and people who own more than one home continue to get tax breaks? Some Democratic lawmakers in Salem want to get rid of Oregon’s mortgage interest deduction for people who own second homes and for those who earn more than $250,000 a year. Republicans who oppose the change say it opens the […]
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Geri Richmond | Responding To White Nationalism | Kids Radio – OPB’s Think Out Loud

White supremacy propaganda increased nearly four-fold in the U.S. between 2017 and 2018, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League. A new toolkit from the Western States Center aims to help educators and students recognize and respond to white nationalist activity and recruitment in schools. We talk with Jessica Acee, an educator at St. Mary’s […]
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News Roundtable | Mental Health Crisis | Wyden On Taxes  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The high cost of health insurance, the scarcity of psychiatric treatment beds and an overburdened emergency clinic for psychiatric patients all make finding mental health treatment difficult, especially for someone in the midst of a crisis. In the past year, three of the four people fatally shot by Portland Police officers were in the midst […]
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How Could A Prevention Approach Work In Oregon Child Welfare

We ask the head of Oregon’s Department of Health Services and its director of Child Welfare if a different approach to child welfare could work in this state. On March 27, we recorded this show in front of an audience at Bridge Meadows, an intergenerational community in north Portland for children formerly in foster care, […]
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Suicide Prevention In Native Communities | News Inside Prison | Responding To Racism – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Suicide rates among Native Americans are more than three times higher than those among racial and ethnic groups with the lowest rates. Doug Barrett is a suicide prevention coordinator for the Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians. He says Native youth need programs that are tailored to their own culture. Source: Suicide […]
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Mercy Corps And NASA | Cannabis Research | Relief Nurseries – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The opioid crisis has hit the Tulalip Tribes hard — as it has many Native American communities. The Washington tribe has come up with a unique solution. They’re putting $2 million towards research on cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction. In 1976, a group of community leaders in Eugene came up with a new […]
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Talking About Suicide | Seattle Documentary | Feminism For Boys – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Breaking the Silence is a media collaboration highlighting problems and solutions around Oregon’s suicide crisis. As part of this project, we talk with Dan Reidenberg, executive director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education). The conversation will focus on the training Reidenberg has led all over the country for media organizations covering this challenging topic and […]
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Popular Vote | Wine Standards – OPB’s Think Out Loud

There have been multiple attempts to bring Oregon into the interstate compact to award electoral college votes based on the national popular vote in the presidential election. So far, these legislative efforts have been blocked by Senate President Peter Courtney Oregon has strict standards for what can be labeled a “Willamette Valley” wine. Now some […]
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Jails | Talking Business | Rohingya Crisis – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Since 2008, at least 306 people across the Northwest have died after being taken to a county jail, according to an investigation by Oregon Public Broadcasting, KUOW and the Northwest News Network. Conrad Wilson and Tony Schick walk us through their findings. This week, the Oregon Historical Society is hosting a symposium on the crisis now facing […]
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Nuclear Energy – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Corvallis-based company NuScale has been working on creating a small nuclear reactor to generate low-carbon power for years now, and it’s finally coming together. Energy consultant and University of Washington faculty Scott Montgomery explains the advantages of nuclear power and why many other countries are already invested in it as an energy source. Source: NCAA […]
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