Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

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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Cash Bail | Fare Enforcement | Climate Case – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Public defenders in the Portland metro area are working with a national advocacy organization to reform the cash bail system in Oregon. We talk with two of the people leading the push: Carl Macpherson, the executive director of Metropolitan Public Defender, and Tara Mikkilineni, a senior attorney with Civil Rights Corps. We’re also joined by […]
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Defensive Training For Paramedics | Rural Reporting | Trans Healthcare – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Paramedics at American Medical Response have been learning defensive tactics since July to better prepare for violent outbursts from patients having mental health crises. A new report from OHSU’s Gender Clinic found that 75% of transgender and non-binary youth in Oregon have not received medical care for their transition. Source: Defensive Training For Paramedics | […]
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Demolition | Premature Birth – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In 2018, the city of Portland passed an ordinance that required inspectors to be present “during demolition activities” for houses. The rule was meant to prevent lead dust from spreading when older homes were demolished. But freelance journalist Daniel Forbes found that the city has failed to analyze how often inspectors were onsite when buildings […]
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Pacemakers | Gender Change | Paper Mill | Feral Cats – OPB’s Think Out Loud

An Oregon doctor is accused of implanting more than 100 patients with unnecessary pacemakers at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon. A whistleblower alleged the cardiologist, Emilia Arden, took kickbacks and bribes from device maker sales representatives in a recently unsealed federal lawsuit. Earlier this year, Jones Hollister filed a petition in court to […]
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Gert Boyle | Sea Urchins | Sex Education . – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Populations of purple sea urchin have exploded up and down the West Coast, decimating kelp and crowding out other marine animals. In a recent count of one Oregon reef, the population of purple urchins was 350 million, an increase of 10,000 percent over the last five years. Shellfish biologist Scott Groth with the Oregon Department […]
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News Roundtable | Apples & Tariffs | Missing Persons  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Richard Blaine has been an apple farmer for over 40 years, but the last 5 years have been so challenging, he recently had to declare bankruptcy. OPB business reporter Kate Davidson recently profiled the Blaines and their struggles with global trade, weather and tariffs. Sixteen-year-old Doug Faoa went missing on October 10 and was found miles away on […]
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Healthcare Comparison Study | Opioid Addiction | Ambient Sounds – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Health and Science University has just released a new study comparing the medical care access of patients with private health insurance and access for similar care for Medicaid recipients. John McConnell tells us about the significant differences — and similarities — between the two groups, and why it matters. Opioid overdoses are a leading cause […]
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Elections Preview | Walden | Child Abuse Hotline | Talking About Race – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon’s lone Republican representative in Congress, Greg Walden, announced Monday he will not seek reelection in 2020. OPB political reporter Dirk VanderHart joins us to talk about what this announcement means for the second congressional district and the Oregon Republican Party. We talk with the manager of the new statewide child abuse hotline in Oregon, Kristen […]
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Earthquake Communication | Egyptian Runner | Rothko Documentary  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Our series “After The Big One” explores what life will be like after a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest. This time, we discuss how basic communication infrastructure will be affected. Lisa Gorsuch, emergency preparedness manager for the Oregon Public Utility Commission, fills us in. Source: Earthquake Communication | Egyptian Runner | Rothko Documentary . Radio | […]
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