I spent the first three months of 2018 as a production assistant intern for "Think Out Loud," OPB Radio's daily news talk show. (LIVE on the radio noon-1pm with Dave Miller!)
I learned a couple things. For example, "talkshow" is actually two words. Also, Public Radio Emails from listeners are the best kind of emails. So kind yet intellectually condescending at the same time.
If you want to know a secret about OPB, here are two:
1. The time zone clocks on the newsroom wall are out of order. (New York is to the left of Portland, etc...)
2. Think Out Loud is run by one of the most badass quintets of female journalists out there.
Here are some of my favorite segments I produced for them:
- My idol Lauren Fleshman came on the show to discuss Rule 40 at the Winter Olympics and its effect on athletes.
- A 9th-grader from South Eugene High School led the charge to make her school's team name, "The Axemen," gender neutral.
- A Portland man ran 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days.
- An athlete amputee discusses an exhibit at PNCA about the past, present, and future of prosthetic design.