Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Asian American Harassment | Climate Change Order | 2020 Census – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Asian Americans have reported an increase in racist harassment and attacks across the United States. Before the novel coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic, the big story in Oregon legislative politics was the walkout by state Republicans to prevent Democrats from passing a cap-and-trade bill. Without a quorum, Democratic lawmakers were […]
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Gov. Kate Brown Speaks In-Depth About Oregon’s COVID-19 Response

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown spoke Wednesday with Think Out Loud host Dave Miller about the state’s response, criticisms of her “stay home” request and then order, school closures and frustration with the federal government. Source: Gov. Kate Brown Speaks In-Depth About Oregon’s COVID-19 Response

Tribal Health | Coronavirus Fraud | RACC | Eugene Mural – OPB’s Think Out Loud

More than 3 thousand people live on the Umatilla Indian Reservation. Tribal leaders are urging all residents to comply with Oregon Gov. Kate Brown’s “stay at home” order. Oregon’s Department of Justice is reporting a rise in fraud schemes related to the coronavirus pandemic. Scammers have set up fake websites, posted false information on social […]
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Epidemic Executive Order | Restaurants | Childcare – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Last Friday the Governor called for all Oregonians to “stay home, stay healthy.” But it appears that the combination of spring break and beautiful weather this weekend inspired many people to leave their homes. Restaurants around Oregon have been closing their doors, laying off staff and, in many cases, scrambling to offer takeout and delivery […]
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News Roundtable | Recovery | Diesel Emissions – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Environmental advocates are calling on state regulators to put new, stricter restrictions on toxic diesel emissions from non-road sources such as construction sites, rail yards and freight distribution centers. A coalition of 21 advocacy groups submitted a petition to the Oregon Environmental Quality Commission late last year asking for new rules and regulations. This week, the […]
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Economic Impact | Coastal Towns | Queer Fiction . Radio

The long term economic impacts of coronavirus could be severe in Oregon. Coastal towns face some particular challenges right now. Also, a new collection of short stories focuses on queer life in Portland. Source: Economic Impact | Coastal Towns | Queer Fiction . Radio | OPB

Economic Impact | Coastal Towns | Queer Fiction – OPB’s Think Out Loud

As businesses begin shutting down and laying off workers, the economic impacts of the new coronavirus are just beginning to be felt in Oregon. What will the long term impacts be? Joshua Lehner, an economist with the Oregon Office of Economic Analysis, is looking into it. Spring break usually signals the beginning of the tourism season […]
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Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers – OPB’s Think Out Loud

How are homeless folks responding to coronavirus? What are you doing to keep your kids entertained and busy? How will social distancing affect people facing mental health challenges? Airport workers are asking for better sick leave policies. Source: Homeless Organizing | Kids At Home | Mental Health | Airport Workers . Radio | OPB

Community Health | COVID-19 & Live Music | Soils & Climate Change – OPB’s Think Out Loud

What’s happening with parks, homeless shelters, libraries and jails in Multnomah County? How does sick leave work in this time? How will the coronavirus affect live music? And what does soil have to do with climate change? Source: Community Health | COVID-19 & Live Music | Soils & Climate Change . Radio | OPB

Unproductive Legislative Session | Clam Gardens – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The 2020 Oregon legislative session officially ended on Sunday. Republican lawmakers walked out Feb. 24, denying their Democratic colleagues the quorum they needed to pass a cap-and-trade bill. The lack of quorum continued through the constitutionally mandated deadline for the end of the session March 8, making it impossible for lawmakers to pass any bills. […]
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