OPB | Jan. 09, 2017
Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.
OPB | Oct. 14, 2016
We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.
OPB | Sept. 05, 2016
We listen back to our documentary of the nearly six-week Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation in this hour-long Think Out Loud special.
OPB | Aug. 17, 2016
Marc Trice spent 21 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 15. We ask him about life on the outside. The sister of his victim tells us about what his release has been like for her.
OPB | Dec. 07, 2015
The state has asked counties to reduce the number of people they send to prison.
OPB | Nov. 23, 2015
A black student reported he was attacked by three men early Saturday morning.
OPB | Oct. 15, 2015
A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.
OPB | May 26, 2015
Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.
OPB | April 13, 2015
Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could increase the statute of limitations for rape cases from six to 20 years.
OPB | July 29, 2014
TUESDAY: The first woman convicted of Bosnian war crimes was arrested in Beaverton in 2011.
OPB | July 10, 2014
THURSDAY: The Multnomah County Comprehensive Gang Assessment compiles data and anecdotal information about gang activity and prevention efforts.
OPB | June 12, 2014
THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.
OPB | June 11, 2014
WEDNESDAY: A gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School on Tuesday morning. Fourteen-year-old Emilio Hoffman was killed.
OPB | June 06, 2014
FRIDAY: A gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. We'll hear how the campus is responding.
OPB | April 02, 2014
WEDNESDAY: A new report from Willamette Law School's International Human Rights Clinic details the little-documented problem of human trafficking involving Native Americans.
OPB | March 13, 2014
THURSDAY: We'll talk with author and Portland State University associate professor Natan Meir about the history of the former Soviet republic.
OPB | Nov. 01, 2013
FRIDAY: Katherine Ann Power was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for 14 years. She made a new life for herself in Lebanon, OR before deciding to turn herself in.
OPB | Oct. 03, 2013
Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Jackson County, and health care professionals are trying to figure out how to stop it.
OPB | June 24, 2013
For more than a year, senior investigative reporter for The Oregonian, Les Zaitz, followed the impact of Mexican drug cartels in Oregon.