Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Jeremy Christian Trial | Census 2020 | Native American Businesses – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The 2020 census is still a few months away from arriving at households across the country, but efforts to get the word out about the census is underway in many states. Oregon has spent nearly $8 million on outreach efforts to historically undercounted communities. We Count Oregon is working to ensure that those communities are […]
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Climate Change Lawsuit | Tuition Freeze Program | Labor Trafficking – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Juliana v. United States climate change lawsuit was dismissed by an appeals court. The University of Oregon is considering a program that would allow incoming undergraduate students to lock in their tuition amount for five years. Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has created a new task force to address labor abuse. Source: Climate Change […]
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Washington Legislature | Inclusive Sports | Pay To Play? – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Washington legislative session kicked off this week and lawmakers have a lot on their plates. Homelessness, gun control and the potential expulsion of a state representative are all looming large as the 60-day session gets under way. South Salem High School encourages inclusiveness by pairing students who are disabled and students who are not […]
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Irrigation | Women’s Lands | Students’ Bill – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Up to 50% of the water flowing through irrigation canals can be lost through seepage into the ground, or evaporation into the air. Some irrigation districts in Oregon are working to run the water through pipes instead. This saves water for everyone who uses it, from fish to farmers, but it can be expensive. Dogs […]
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Farmworker Bill | Closed Primary | Washington Judge  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, which would give undocumented farmworkers a path towards legal status. The Democratic Party of Oregon voted last month on a proposal to allow voters outside the party to participate in its primary election. In a vote of 76-55, the party rejected the proposal […]
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Hood River Climate | Indigenous Curator | Fareless Transit – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Stephanie Littlebird Fogel created an exhibit called “This is Kalapuyan Land” for the Washington County Museum. It is a look into the Kalapuya tribe’s history and contemporary culture. We talk with Fogel about what this exhibit means to Native Americans in Washington County and throughout Oregon. Source: Hood River Climate | Indigenous Curator | Fareless Transit […]
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Plant Records | Student Athletes | Music Programs – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Fifty years ago, Wilbur Bluhm began collecting information on important stages of Salem plant life cycles, like when they bloomed and lost their leaves. An investigation by USA Today found that student athletes who were administratively or criminally disciplined for sexual offenses were able to transfer to other NCAA schools and continue playing college athletics. […]
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Wildfire Response | Prisoner Law Library | Teen Archer – OPB’s Think Out Loud

After over nine months of work, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s Wildfire Response Council has released a report detailing how the state can be better prepared for catastrophic fires. The price tag is at least $4 billion. Matt Donegan is chair of the council and tells us about their final report and recommendations. People in state custody […]
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Foster Care | Police Wellness | Amazon | Voles – OPB’s Think Out Loud

OPB reporter Lauren Dake fills us in on new reporting on for-profit facilities where foster kids were sent out of state. A recent investigation by “Reveal” exposed the human toll of Amazon’s speedy delivery times. “Reveal” journalists found that workplace injury rates are above average for the 23 Amazon warehouses it examined around the country, […]
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Hemp Farming | Wolves And Ranchers | Race And Cannabis | Roller Derby – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Hemp farmers say new USDA rules will affect their businesses. The USDA has hired a specialist to help farmers in Southern Oregon minimize wolf attacks. A new podcast looks at racism in the cannabis industry. And the Rose City Rollers win again. Source: Hemp Farming | Wolves And Ranchers | Race And Cannabis | Roller […]
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