Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Kitzhaber Ethics Investigation – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Ron Bersin, the executive director of the Oregon Ethics Commission, joins us. He’ll tell us more about the investigation into allegations of conflict of interest and other violations of state ethics laws against former Gov. John Kitzhaber and his fiance, former first lady Cylvia Hayes. Source: Cats For Hire | Kitzhaber Ethics Investigation | Renée […]
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Farmers’ Mental Health | Prison Soccer Tournaments | High School Aviation – OPB’s Think Out Loud

According to a CDC study, the farming, fishing and forestry industries have higher suicide rates than all other occupations. Washington State Rep. J.T. Wilcox is trying to change that by introducing a bill that would provide free mental health counseling to farmers and farmworkers in his state. A group of soccer players from Eugene spends Saturday afternoons […]
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Oregon STD Rates  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Rates of sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise across the country. Karen Yeargain, the communicable disease coordinator for Crook County Health Department in Central Oregon, tells us why the number of STD cases in her community is increasing. Source: Oregon STD Rates | Author Willy Vlautin | Online Dating While Black . Radio | OPB

Officer-Involved Shootings – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Constantin Severe joins us to share the findings and recommendations in the latest Independent Police Review commissioned report looking into the Portland Police Bureau’s use of force from March 2014 – June 2015. Source: News Roundtable | Organ Transplants | Officer-Involved Shootings . Radio | OPB

Idaho US Attorney | Pikas – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Idaho is sandwiched between states that have legalized recreational and medical cannibis, but it doesn’t appear likely that anything similar will happen in the Gem state. Idaho’s U.S. Attorney, Bart Davis, tells us how Oregon’s marijuana industry has affected his state. The Human & Ecosystem Resiliency & Sustainability (HERS) Lab at OSU Cascades is studying how species […]
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Sen. Kruse Investigation – OPB’s Think Out Loud

An investigation into behavior by Oregon Sen. Jeff Kruse, R-Roseburg, released Tuesday states Kruse had a pattern of “engaging in unwelcome physical contact toward females in the workplace.” We talk with OPB reporter Lauren Dake about the new report. Source: Sen. Kruse Investigation | Black History Festival | Olympics Rule 40 . Radio | OPB

Tip Pooling? – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The federal Department of Labor is considering a regulatory change to allow restaurant owners to require tip pooling between tipped employees (like servers) and back-of-house employees (like kitchen staff). Restauranteurs say tip pooling promotes camaraderie and pay equity. But worker advocates are concerned about a loophole in the proposal that would allow owners to keep some of […]
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What’s Wrong With Oregon’s Child Welfare Office? – OPB’s Think Out Loud

We explore the scathing, in-depth audit of Oregon’s Office of Child Welfare, which found that overwork and systemic mismanagement are endangering some of Oregon’s most vulnerable children. Source: What’s Wrong With Oregon’s Child Welfare Office?

Small Landlord Exemption | Public Defenders  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Currently, Portland landlords who own only one rental unit are exempt from having to pay relocation to renters whose contract is terminated without cause. Tenant activists would like to change that, and the city council is considering the change. Jamie Gerlitz and Lori Hellis, two solo practitioners in Bend who belong to the same consortium, […]
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White Nationalism On Campus – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Recent reports of an Oregon State University student body representative’s white nationalist views have sparked controversy on campus. But OSU isn’t the only university dealing with reported bias incidents. White nationalist fliers were posted at Portland Community College and Clark College in December, and colleges nationwide are grappling with how to respond to hate groups. Source: […]
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