Think Out Loud-logo

Think Out Loud

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.

OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.
More Information

Location:

Portland, OR

Description:

OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.

Language:

English

Contact:

5032006966


Episodes

Indigenizing Love Toolkit

10/18/2019
More
The Western States Center, the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians and other tribal groups have compiled resources to help Native American communities better support LBGTQ youth and, as they put it, reclaim indigenous ideas of love and gender. We talk with two of the creators of the toolkit.

Duration:00:14:16

Military Widow Karie Fugett

10/18/2019
More
Karie Fugett grew up poor in Alabama. Now she lives in Oregon, has a Masters degree, and is a successful writer. She says she owes her success in life to the untimely death of her military husband. And she’s angry about it. Her recent essay was published in the Washington Post.

Duration:00:13:50

News Roundtable

10/18/2019
More
We get analysis and opinion about some of the big stories of the week on the news roundtable, from Julie Parrish, Kimberly A.C. Wilson and Aaron Mesh.

Duration:00:21:57

Portland Author’s “Stumptown” Adapted For TV

10/17/2019
More
The graphic novel series “Stumptown” is a detective story about a private investigator in Portland. Now, it’s been turned into a television show on ABC. We sit down with author Greg Rucka to talk about the series, the detective genre and adapting comics for television.

Duration:00:18:28

Giant Pumpkin Regatta

10/17/2019
More
This weekend, hundreds of people will come to Tualatin to row boats carved out of giant pumpkins. Charity Marshall has come in second in the West Coast Pumpkin Regatta several times. This year, she’s hoping to win. Marshall also once held the world record for the longest distance a pumpkin had been rowed.

Duration:00:13:30

Examining Pedestrian Deaths

10/17/2019
More
Angie Schmitt says that the rising number of pedestrian deaths in American cities is a product of inequality. Schmitt, the former editor of Streetsblog USA, visited Portland this week to talk about pedestrian deaths and what’s causing them. She joins us.

Duration:00:17:44

Author Richard Powers On The Overstory

10/16/2019
More
Last year’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, “The Overstory,” takes place largely in the forests of the Pacific Northwest. In fact, the trees themselves are almost like characters in book. Author Richard Powers discusses his book, his life, and what forests can tell us about humanity.

Duration:00:51:11

Recovery High School Opens in Lake Oswego

10/15/2019
More
Oregon’s first recovery high school started its school year this September. Harmony Academy is for students who are in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. So far, the school has about a dozen students and expects its enrollment to grow. Tony Mann, co-founder of Harmony Academy, and the school’s recovery coach, Ian Nisley, tell us about the school.

Duration:00:15:44

Advocating For Home Funerals

10/15/2019
More
When Keelia Carver’s 4-year-old son Max died, she wanted to take his body home to bury him on the family’s ranch. She says state and hospital authorities stood in her way and she didn’t know her rights under Oregon law. Now Oregonians like Carver who want to take a do-it-yourself approach to funerals have a new resource. Oregon Funeral Resources & Education is a website aimed at educating people about their legal rights and providing practical "how to" information about home funerals. We...

Duration:00:21:32

Oregon Vaping Ban Explained

10/15/2019
More
With vaping deaths nationwide and an Oregon ban on flavored vaping products, consumers have questions. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is holding daily meetings to figure out the answers. The agency has released new rules that go into effect Tuesday, which will cover everything from enforcement to what exactly constitutes a flavor. We’re joined by the OHA’s Dean Sidelinger and the executive director of the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, Steve Marks.

Duration:00:12:46

There Is No ‘Planet B’ Tracking Earth’s Changing Climate From Space

10/14/2019
More
What can observations of the earth from space tell us about the weather patterns and climate change? Former NASA Scientist Michael Freilich will answer that question in his talk on the Oregon State Cascades campus, called “There is no ‘Planet B’.”

Duration:00:15:32

Native American Play At Oregon Shakespeare Festival

10/14/2019
More
The Native American sketch comedy group, the 1491s, initially said “no” when the Oregon Shakespeare Festival approached them about writing a play. But eventually the 5 member group relented, and tackled Native American history with humor in the play “Between Two Knees.” Bobby Wilson is a member of the 1491s and Robert Franklin is the Native American Student and Community Center at PSU, which is sending students down to Ashland to see the play.

Duration:00:23:14

Interstate 5 Series New ODOT Director

10/14/2019
More
We conclude our series of conversations about the present and future of Interstate 5 with Kris Strickler, the incoming director of the Oregon Department of Transportation (pending state senate confirmation). We'll focus on the stretch of the highway that cuts through Portland, including the planned expansion in the Rose Quarter and the ongoing process to replace the bridge over the Columbia.

Duration:00:11:29

REBROADCAST Amanda To The Rescue

10/11/2019
More
Amanda Giese is the star of the show, “Amanda to the Rescue,” which premiered last year on Animal Planet. Giese began rescuing animals more than a decade ago, and founded Panda Paws Rescue in Washougal, Washington to help some of the most medically challenged animals find their forever homes. We spoke to Giese last year. The second season of her show starts tomorrow night.

Duration:00:19:20

News Roundtable

10/11/2019
More
We hear opinions and analysis on this week’s headlines from Eric Fruits, Mark Garber and Naseem Rakha.

Duration:00:22:46

REBROADCAST: The Dreamers

10/11/2019
More
In her latest novel, Portland writer Karen Thompson Walker explores the terrifying possibility of a world altered by a highly contagious disease. The disease causes people to fall into a seemingly endless sleep. We’ll listen back to a conversation with Thompson Walker about her book, “The Dreamers.”

Duration:00:40:21

Moonlight Sonata: Deafness In Three Movements

10/10/2019
More
Filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky grew up with deaf parents. One of her previous films documented her parents getting cochlear implants. Irene Taylor Brodsky explores her son’s deafness, deaf culture and the idea of finding one’s creative voice in her new film: “Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements.

Duration:00:15:54

Christopher Marley On “Exquisite Creatures

10/10/2019
More
Oregonian Christopher Marley is the artist behind OMSI's new "Exquisite Creatures" exhibit. We sit down with Marley to hear about his unusual approach to animal preservation and how he draws inspiration from the natural world.

Duration:00:24:00

REBROADCAST: Leni Zumas On “Red Clocks”

10/9/2019
More
We listen back to a conversation between April Baer and Portland writer Leni Zumas about her book “Red Clocks.” The novel centers around the lives of four women in a small coastal town in Oregon. It's set in an America under a political administration that has taken away most reproductive rights and reserved adoption for married, opposite sex couples only. The novel won a 2019 Oregon Book Award.

Duration:00:41:46

Teaching Social Studies In The Age Of Trump

10/8/2019
More
How are the extremely charged political climate and current presidential impeachment proceedings playing out among students in Oregon high school social studies classrooms? We talk with two long time teachers, Burns High School’s Jake Thomson and Peter Edwards at Beaverton High School.

Duration:00:16:30