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Think Out Loud

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

The radio show with a Northwest heart, a global head, and internet fingers.

The radio show with a Northwest heart, a global head, and internet fingers.
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Portland, OR

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The radio show with a Northwest heart, a global head, and internet fingers.

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English


Episodes

On The Road: From St. Johns To Gresham On The Bus

10/19/2017
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For the latest installment in our "On The Road" series, we decided to travel on public transportation. We took a city bus in Portland — the number four — from St. Johns in North Portland all the way to Gresham, talking to drivers, riders, and people we met along the way.

Duration: 00:51:38


The Military Trial That Brought Down Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

10/19/2017
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In 2004, Major Margaret Witt’s unit was headed off to war in the Middle East, but the decorated flight nurse was told she could not go. Major Witt was told that she would be discharged because someone had told her superiors that she was gay. Major Whitt filed suit against the air force, and won the case, eventually dismantling “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Major Witt, who now lives in Portland, has co-written a book about her life called Tell: Love, Defiance, and the Military Trial at the...

Duration: 00:27:13


News Roundtable

10/19/2017
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John Schrag, Lisa Bates, and Kevin Mannix discuss some of the biggest news of the week.

Duration: 00:23:31


Restoring Artwork With Chemistry

10/18/2017
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You can learn a lot about artwork by doing a chemical analysis. PSU Chemistry Professor Tami Lasseter Clare just got a grant from the Mellon Foundation to study artwork at five different museums in the Northwest- it’s the first time many of those institutions will have access to a conservation scientist.

Duration: 00:17:17


Eastern Oregon Film Festival

10/18/2017
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The Eastern Oregon Film Festival was named one of the 25 “coolest” film festivals in the world by MovieMaker magazine. What does that mean? OPB’s State of Wonder is headed to La Grande this weekend to check it out. April Baer joins us.

Duration: 00:10:08


Douglas County Considers Dramatic Changes

10/18/2017
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Voters in Douglas County are being asked if they want to overhaul the way their county government works. They’d increase the number of commissioners but slash their salaries, and create a new position: a county manager. Former Douglas County Commissioner Doug Robertson and Diana Larson with the Home Rule Charter campaign join us.

Duration: 00:21:22


Bruce Gilley And Academic ‘Viewpoint Diversity’

10/17/2017
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Portland State University political science professor Bruce Gilley and Menlo College professor Melissa Michelson discuss the idea of “viewpoint diversity” in higher education, and whether or not college campuses should do more to promote and highlight conservative points of view.

Duration: 00:21:23


Environmental Sustainability & Oregon’s Cannabis Industry

10/17/2017
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As the cannabis industry expands in Oregon, more people are paying attention to the environmental impact of cultivating cannabis, like energy and water use. We speak with Jesce Horton, the owner of Panacea Valley Gardens and a board member for Oregon’s Resource Innovation Institute, about moves towards environmental sustainability in Oregon's cannabis industry.

Duration: 00:10:19


Reedies Against Racism

10/17/2017
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Last year, a group of students at Reed College protested nearly every lecture of the campus’ year-long freshman humanities course. The students argued that the syllabus for the class is too white, male, and Eurocentric. They also say Reed needs to be more receptive to the needs of students of color. Earlier this fall, two classes were cancelled because of protests. Last week, we heard from two deans at Reed. On this show, we're joined by Alex Boyd and Addison Bates, members of the group...

Duration: 00:17:14


Erious Johnson

10/16/2017
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We talk to Erious Johnson, who recently stepped down as the director of the civil rights union at the Oregon Department of Justice. It’s Johnson’s first one-on-one interview after he settled his civil rights lawsuit against his former employer.

Duration: 00:18:23


PBJ on Amazon

10/16/2017
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Amazon is set to receive more tax breaks from Oregon than any other state. Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, discusses Amazon’s growing footprint in Oregon and the possible location of the company’s second headquarters.

Duration: 00:14:16


Portland Thorns

10/16/2017
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Jamie Goldberg, soccer reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive, joins us to discuss the Portland Thorns’ NWSL championship and league-leading attendance figures.

Duration: 00:08:55


Remembering Native American Jazzman Jim Pepper

10/16/2017
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Jim Pepper was a jazz saxophonist who grew up in Portland. He incorporated his Native American traditions into his jazz compositions, and one of his songs even broke the top 40’s charts. Artists Rep Theater is holding a listening session tomorrow night, led by musician David Ornette Cherry, remembering the life and music of Jim Pepper.

Duration: 00:08:20


Movie Madness

10/13/2017
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After 26 years, one of Portland’s last video rental stores is facing potential closure. The Hollywood Theatre, a nonprofit, hopes to save Movie Madness and its collection of 84,000 movies and television shows. Doug Whyte, executive director of the Hollywood Theatre, joins us to discuss the future of the store.

Duration: 00:08:20


Teaching Diversity At Reed

10/13/2017
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Last year a group of students at Reed College protested nearly every lecture of the campus’ year-long freshman humanities course. The students argued that the class is too white, male, and Eurocentric. They also say Reed needs to be more receptive to the needs of students of color. Earlier this fall, two classes were cancelled because of protests. Nigel Nicholson, Dean of Faculty, and Mary James, Dean for Institutional Diversity at Reed, join us.

Duration: 00:18:30


News Roundtable October 13, 2017

10/13/2017
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Barbara Dudley, Ryan Haas, and Doug Badger join us to talk about some of the biggest stories from the week.

Duration: 00:23:31


George Saunders At Literary Arts

10/12/2017
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George Saunders is the author of numerous short story collections, including Tenth of December, In Persuasion Nation, and Pastoralia. His most recent novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, is a New York Times bestseller, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Saunders has won a Guggenheim, a McArthur, and many other awards.

Duration: 00:50:46


Repairing And Editing Human Embryos

10/11/2017
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Scientists at OHSU recently announced that they’ve made a stunning breakthrough. They have successfully repaired a gene in human embryos to repair a common and serious disease-causing mutation, producing apparently healthy embryos. This technique could potentially be used in the future to edit out inherited genetic mutations – including those that cause Huntington’s, Tay-Sachs, breast cancer or even Alzheimer’s – from human embryos. It also raises the prospect of editing embryos for other...

Duration: 00:51:50


Senior Softball

10/10/2017
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Leon Speroff joins us to talk about his softball career, which he began more than a decade ago, when he was 71. He’s headed to the Huntsman World Senior Games to defend his team’s 2016 gold medal.

Duration: 00:17:23


Responsible Gun Owners

10/10/2017
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Lily Raff McCaulou, an avid hunter, says owning guns and wanting stricter regulations do not have to be in opposition. Her organization, Gun Owners for Responsible Ownership, advocates for gun safety.

Duration: 00:11:02

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