Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Nursing Shortage | Methanol Plant – OPB’s Think Out Loud

  Oregon is experiencing a nursing shortage, which is not unique to the state. Part of the problem is the increasing demand for nurses across the healthcare industry. But a lesser known factor is the shortage of nursing faculty in programs around Oregon. We’ll hear from Susan Bakewell-Sachs, dean of the OHSU School of Nursing. The […]
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Homeless Vets | Police In Schools – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The state of Oregon is working with local organizations to help them better coordinate services for homeless veterans. Operation Welcome Home is part of a plan to use state lottery funds for veterans services. We talk about the program with the state’s veteran housing integrator Gus Bedwell with Oregon Housing and Community Services and Kathy […]
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Mental Health And Police | Teresa Alonso Leon | New Mushroom – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Eugene program CAHOOTS is receiving national recognition and has become a model for police response to mental health crises in other states. We sit down with Oregon state Rep. Teresa Alonso Leon (D-Woodburn). She won her first re-election bid in November, part of the Democratic wave that resulted in the party’s supermajority. León is the […]
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Education And Trauma – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Researchers say that trauma can affect kids’ behavior and the physiology of their brains, making it harder to follow directions and learn. OPB Reporter Rob Manning brings us two stories of kids who have experienced trauma at home, and how it affects their education. Gladstone Superintendent Bob Stewart tells us what schools can do to […]
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Murdered Indigenous Women | Violence Against Women Act | Gorge Trails – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A new report by the Seattle Indian Health Board looks at the numbers of missing or murdered indigenous women and girls in urban areas. They found six cases in Portland. The 2013 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act allowed Native American tribes to prosecute non-Natives if they domestically abused a tribal member on Indian land. The […]
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Kate Brown | GOP Legislative Priorities – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently unveiled her proposed budget with a focus on housing, education, health care and climate change. She also wants to set aside money to fight the Trump administration in court. We’ll hear from Brown about her spending priorities, and how she plans to pay for everything. Oregon state Rep. Greg Barreto (R-La […]
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Farm Bill – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The 2018 Farm Bill appears close to a vote in Congress. If it passes, the bill could have a huge impact on the hemp industry in Oregon and the Northwest and the growing market for products containing CBD. That’s the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis. The bill contains a passage that would remove CBD as a schedule […]
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Columbia Sportswear – OPB’s Think Out Loud

For years, Columbia Sportswear has practiced what it calls “tariff engineering” — tweaking its products to minimize import and export taxes. That’s one reason the Oregon-based company’s CEO Tim Boyle says President Donald Trump’s effort to use tariffs as a way to motivate corporations like his to move manufacturing to the United States won’t work. […]
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Crabber Lawsuit | Independent Party – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Commercial crabbers in California and Oregon are suing more than 30 fossil fuel companies for damages from climate change. The crabbers claim that they suffered significant losses over the past few years due to warming waters. We’ll learn more about the complaint from Glen Spain, the Northwest regional director of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s […]
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Talking Business | International Students | Columbia Ferry – OPB’s Think Out Loud

In Oregon and across the nation, enrollment of international students at colleges and universities is on the decline. Both Oregon State University and Portland State University noted a drop in international students, pointing to increasing competition and less financial support for students from foreign countries. Could a ferry across the Columbia River relieve traffic congestion […]
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