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Approaching The Rise In Elder Abuse

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2015

The elder abuse rate in Oregon rose in 2014. We'll find out what's behind that rise, and how those charged with identifying, prosecuting and preventing such abuse are approaching the problem.

West Salem High School Sex Abuse Case Reverberates

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 4, 2014

THURSDAY: The Statesman Journal has been reporting on the case of the girls basketball coach who plead guilty to charges of sexual abuse of two students, and following up on the fallout from the case.

News Roundtable: October 31, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

New Report Shows Adult Abuse On The Rise In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2014

THURSDAY: WA newly released report from Oregon's Office of Adult Abuse Prevention & Investigation documents various forms of adult abuse in the state.

Listening Back To Ariel Gore On The End Of Eve

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 25, 2014

THURSDAY: In her memoir, "The End of Eve," Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with honesty and humor.

Exploring Options To Help Pedophiles

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll talk with clinical psychologist Wilson Kenney about myths and facts surrounding pedophilia and what treatments and support systems are available for people.

Ariel Gore's Memoir Explores The Complex Role Of Caregiver

OPB | Broadcast: March 24, 2014

MONDAY: In her new memoir, The End of Eve, Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with both honesty and humor.

Conflict Minerals: The Human Cost of Consumer Tech

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 2014

THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost. 

Protecting Oregon's Elders From Abuse

OPB | Broadcast: June 5, 2013

This week the state legislature gave final approval to a bill that would expand the list of mandatory reporters for elder abuse.

How To Curb Child Sex Trafficking

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2013

Several bills working their way through the legislature right now seek to crack down on child sex trafficking in Oregon.

Boy Scouts Files Released

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2012

Tens of thousands of pages of confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America were released Thursday.

Behind the NCAA's Penn State Decision

OPB | Broadcast: July 24, 2012

Oregon State University President Ed Ray will be on to discuss the NCAA sanctions against Penn State as well as some issues affecting higher education here in Oregon.

The Murder of Karly Sheehan

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2012

Karen Spears Zacharias's latest book — part crime story, part memoir — explores the brutal 2005 murder of a three-year-old girl.

Abuse at Coffee Creek Prison

OPB | Broadcast: May 1, 2012

Oregonian investigative reporter Les Zaitz looked into widespread sexual abuse at Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

The Death of Jeanette Maples

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 6, 2011

A new lawsuit against the Oregon Department of Human Services alleges the agency should have prevented the death of 15-year-old Jeanette Maples.

Rebroadcast: Troubled Teens

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2011

A whole industry has developed to help troubled teens. In this rebroacast, you'll hear about some of those in the business — from transport companies to consultants.

Helping Your Troubled Teen

OPB | Broadcast: July 12, 2011

If you have a severely troubled teenager, where do you turn for help? How do you know who to trust?

Sealing the Cracks in Foster Care

OPB | Broadcast: March 4, 2011

We'll look at the cracks in Oregon's foster care system that allow cases of abuse to go unchecked.

Boy Scouts

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2010

What does the initial $1.4 million dollar verdict against the Boy Scouts mean for the organization?

The Economy and Domestic Violence

OPB | Broadcast: March 2, 2010

What role does the economy have in recent cases of domestic violence?