Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Small Earthquakes – OPB’s Think Out Loud

You’ve probably heard about the Cascadia Subduction Zone, which could cause a 9.0 earthquake off the Oregon coast, but did you know that Oregon and Washington are at risk for smaller quakes as well? University of Portland professor emeritus Bob Butler wants Pacific Northwest residents to know that a localized quake registering 6.5 to 7.0 […]
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Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility – OPB’s Think Out Loud

State regulators have revoked a key exemption that let Portland deliver its water without treating for a potentially deadly parasite. Portland Commissioner Nick Fish tells us what that means for the city’s water supply. The Oregon Health Authority is responding to a recent assessment from the Secretary of State that it’s spending millions on people who […]
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Chronic Disease – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death in Oregon, and cost Oregonians more than $8 billion a year in medical costs. OPB’s Ryan Haas tells about his series looking into the issue and the state’s attempts to reduce conditions like heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Source: News Roundtable | Chronic Disease | Resistance GIS . […]
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REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers

We spend the hour learning about the lives of two Oregon teachers. Travis and Valerie Overley are a young couple living in Bend. He teachers social studies at Summit High School. She teaches 6th grade science at Pilot Butte Middle School. Source: REBROADCAST: The Lives Of Teachers . Radio | OPB

Oregon Budget | Douglas County Homelessness

On Tuesday, the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis released the last revenue forecast (pdf) before state lawmakers finalize their budget plans. State Economist Mark McMullen tells us about it. Roseburg-based reporter April Ehrlich with the News-Review newspaper shares the story of a homeless family that’s been living living in a motel for months and tell us about […]
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Rural Medicine – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Jamie Jo Haddock tells us about her experience as a nurse practitioner in Elgin, Oregon, and Democratic Oregon state senator Elizabeth Steiner Hayward discusses legislative efforts to incentivize more medical professionals like Haddock to practice in rural areas. Source: ‘American Patriot’ Documentary | Rural Medicine | Portland Mayor On Police Chief Search And Homelessness . Radio […]
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Rent Control – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Across the state, Oregonians who rent are struggling to find and keep their homes. This year, some state lawmakers are putting forward bills they hope could help to solve that problem. We hear from voices on all sides of the issue. Source: REBROADCAST: Rent Control . Radio | OPB

New Oregon Tax Plan – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Democratic lawmakers have a plan to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon. They say they need bold action to provide money for schools. Republicans say this is the return of Measure 97 —  another attempt at a sales tax. Yesterday, we got the Democratic perspective from Sen. Mark Hass, D-Beaverton. Today, we hear a […]
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Democratic Tax Plan – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Democratic lawmakers have a plan to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon. They say they need bold action to provide money for schools. Republicans say this is the return of Measure 97 —  another attempt at a sales tax. We hear from Democratic Senator Mark Hass from Beaverton about how the plan would work. […]
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Beaverton Man Claims Oregon Board Violated His First Amendment Rights

Mats Järlström has an engineering degree from Sweden, but when he tried to share his idea to improve traffic light timing, an Oregon board fined him for practicing engineering without a license. Source: Beaverton Man Claims Oregon Board Violated His First Amendment Rights . Radio | OPB