Think Out Loud A daily show about politics and global issues, music and sports, books and the environment — all through the perspective of the Pacific Northwest.
Think Out Loud

Think Out Loud

From Oregon Public Broadcasting

A daily show about politics and global issues, music and sports, books and the environment — all through the perspective of the Pacific Northwest.

Most Recent Episodes

Origami Experts Come To Portland

This weekend, origami experts from around the world will be coming to Portland to attend the Pacific Coast OrigamiUSA Convention, where enthusiasts can take classes and view their exhibits. Robert J. Lang, a leading origami artist and former physicist for NASA, will showcase his work at the convention. We sit down with Lang to talk about how the mathematics and beauty behind origami can be used to solve real-world problems.

Oregon Health Authority On Vaping

The Oregon Health Authority is still investigating the death of an Oregonian earlier this summer after the person purchased vaping products from a licensed dispensary. This comes amid news of severe lung illnesses and deaths in several states. We talk with OHA deputy health officer and epidemiologist Tom Jeanne about the investigation and the current vaping regulations in place.

News Roundtable For September 13, 201

We get analysis and opinions on some of the big stories of the week from Zakir Khan with the Western States Center, journalist Beth Slovic and former Tualatin mayor Lou Ogden.

Monitoring Mt. Hood

A recent New York Times report warned that active volcanoes in the Cascade region are not being monitored nearly as closely as they should be. We hear from Seth Moran, Scientist-in-Charge at the Cascades Volcano Observatory, about how his agency is working to monitor active

Documentary Explores Faith-Healing Religious Group in the West

The Emmy-nominated documentary "No Greater Law" explores the lives and beliefs of the Followers of Christ, a religious group in the American West that doesn't believe in the use of modern medicine. Jesse Lichtenstein is the producer of the documentary. He joins us.

Banfield Lanches Campaign To Combat High Veterinarian Suicide Rates

According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates among veterinarians are two to three times higher than that of the general population. We explore why this might be and talk to The Banfield Pet Hospital about the new program they released today to respond to the problem in its more than 1,000 U.S. locations. And we talk with a veterinarian and educator Melanie Goble about her experience working in this field.

George Orwell's '1984' On Stage

George Orwell's classic dystopian novel 1984 has been adapted for the stage. The play is being performed by Artists Repertory Theatre and opens this Friday Sept 13. We talk with ART artistic director Dámaso Rodríguez, who also directed this production, and actor Claire Rigsby about how the themes of "Newspeak," "thought police" and "Big Brother" are resonating right now.

The Western Pond Turtle

The western pond turtle is a native turtle listed as endangered in Washington and threatened in Oregon. on Tuesday, the Turtle Haven Invasive Species Control and Restoration Project released western pond turtles back into the wild after a long, ongoing collaboration to rehabilitate them. Although the turtles have survived for millions of years, challenges such as shell disease and habitat loss are threatening them to near extinction. Sara Woods, land trust stewardship coordinator for Friends of the Columbia Gorge, and Katie Haman, wildlife veterinarian for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, explain why populations have declined so significantly and how Turtle Haven came to be as a designated habitat for western pond turtles.

Klamath County Murder

Timathy Taylor shot and killed his neighbor in an isolated, rural Klamath County community in 2016. Taylor claimed the murder was out of self-defense, and his 2018 murder trial ended in a split-jury mistrial. Tuesday afternoon, Taylor pleaded no contest to one count of criminally negligent homicide. We hear from Emma Marris, a Klamath Falls-based freelance journalist who looked into the case for her Atavist Magazine article, "Outlaw Country."

Washington State Considers Changes To Cannabis System

Washington state officials are considering changes to the state's cannabis system seven years after voters legalized recreational use. We hear from the director of the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board about what the board calls "Cannabis 2.0." We hear from the board's director, Rick Garza.

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