Tag Archives: Think Out Loud

Weekend Protests Analysis | Ranchers And Tariffs | Lamprey – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo. Portland’s mayor and police chief weigh in on the latest high profile protests. And ranchers fear fluctuations in beef prices due to tariffs. The oldest living species in the Northwest is at the Oregon Zoo for the first time. The Pacific lamprey is a native […]
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Protest Preview | News Roundtable | Police Oversight – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The news roundtable will take up some of the biggest news of the week, including the upcoming protest in Portland. We’ll also hear from the community advisory board to the Portland Police. Community oversight is a required part of the Portland Police Bureau’s settlement agreement with the federal government. That community oversight has taken several […]
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Migrant Leaders | Women On Bikes | Tracking Hate – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Children of migrant farmers in Eastern Oregon do not always have access to college and career planning tools. Oregon Migrant Leadership Institute, a weeklong summer camp serving migrant students in the area, wants to change that. Though reported hate crimes in Oregon rose 125 percent between 2013 and 2017, the Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates […]
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Immigration | Yaks | Oregon Shakespeare Festival Director – OPB’s Think Out Loud

The Trump administration announced policy changes that will make it harder for legal immigrants who use public benefits like Medicaid or food stamps to get green cards and U.S. citizenship. We get more on how these changes are likely to impact Oregon residents from Beth Englander, an attorney for the Oregon Law Center, and Estela […]
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Mobile Home Co-op | Nature Prescriptions | Endangered Species – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Some doctors are giving prescriptions to get outdoors. A mobile home park in Washington recently became a cooperative. The federal government has made changes to the Endangered Species Act. Doctors in Washington and Oregon are starting to prescribe outdoor activity to patients. Research shows that spending time outdoors can improve mental and physical health The Trump administration […]
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I-5 | Homeless Lawsuit | Missing Orcas | Levees – OPB’s Think Out Loud

What would freeway expansion mean for the school that sits right near it? Where have the missing Puget Sound orcas gone? A lawsuit about homelessness will go forward in Grants Pass. The levees on the Columbia River move closer to being repaired. The Oregon Legislature passed a law this session that will create a new district for […]
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Activists Surveilled | News Roundtable | Sucker Fish | Family Leave – OPB’s Think Out Loud

Law enforcement agencies have been actively monitoring and surveilling environmental and tribal activists who are working to stop the proposed Jordan Cove natural gas terminal in Coos Bay. We learn more details from Will Parrish, one of the freelance reporters who broke the story in The Guardian newspaper. Sucker fish in the Klamath Basin were […]
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Earthquakes | Totem Pole | African American Footwear Forum – OPB’s Think Out Loud

After Oregon lawmakers declined to allocate more funding to early warning systems for earthquakes and wildfires, scientists are concerned that the state is falling behind on natural disaster preparedness. We talk with Douglas Toomey, an earth sciences professor at the University of Oregon and director of the Oregon Hazards Lab. Students build a totem pole at a […]
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Kratom | Tofurky Labeling | Wind Power – OPB’s Think out Loud

What is kratom? Why is the drug so easy to purchase online and at smoke shops across Oregon? We sit down with Oregon Poison Center Medical Director Rob Hendrickson to learn about the history, science and medical impact of kratom. The Hood River-based company Tofurky is suing the state of Arkansas over a new law the state says is about truth in […]
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Prayer Vigil | Women In Tech | Ashland Ordinance | Giant Wasps  – OPB’s Think Out Loud

A recent survey of tech workers by Portland Women in Tech found that white workers were more likely to believe that company diversity initiatives were working and their companies valued diversity, while people of color and transgender employees were less likely to feel that way. The Ashland City Council is considering an ordinance that would […]
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