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Mug Shots | Transportation Plan | Jewish Museum

OPB | Broadcast: June 8, 2017

Should mug shots be made available to the public? The legislature has released a funding plan for transportation infrastructure — how will it work? And the Oregon Jewish Museum gets a new location.

Secretary Of State Dennis Richardson | Ibrahim Mubarak | Cyber Security

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 21, 2017

Secretary of State Dennis Richardson joins us to explain a letter he wrote to the President Oregon's voter system. One of the leaders of Portland's Right 2 Dream, Too homeless camp has left the organization. Also, a futurist looks at possible cyber threats.

Death Penalty Investigator Says Her Work Is To Uncover The Why

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 10, 2017

Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.

Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 9, 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.

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Rebroadcast: 41 Days, Refuge Occupation Documentary

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 5, 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.

Reducing The Prison Population

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2015

The state has asked counties to reduce the number of people they send to prison.

Prisoners' Family Members Share Their Stories

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 15, 2015

A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.

Should All Grand Jury Proceedings Be Recorded?

OPB | Broadcast: May 26, 2015

Rep. Jennifer Williamson (D-Portland) is sponsoring a bill to require recordings, but prosecutors are opposed.

Will Oregon Increase The Statute Of Limitations For Rape Cases?

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2015

Oregon lawmakers are considering a bill that could increase the statute of limitations for rape cases from six to 20 years.

The Backstory On The Bosnian War Criminal Arrested In Beaverton

OPB | Broadcast: July 29, 2014

TUESDAY: The first woman convicted of Bosnian war crimes was arrested in Beaverton in 2011.

Going To College Inside Prison

OPB | Broadcast: June 12, 2014

THURSDAY: During finals week, we go inside the Oregon State Penitentiary to find out about the College Inside program.

What We Know So Far About The Reynolds High Shooting

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A gunman opened fire at Reynolds High School on Tuesday morning. Fourteen-year-old Emilio Hoffman was killed.

Update On The Shooting At Seattle Pacific University

OPB | Broadcast: June 6, 2014

FRIDAY: A gunman opened fire at Seattle Pacific University on Thursday. We'll hear how the campus is responding.

New Report On Human Trafficking And Native Peoples

OPB | Broadcast: April 2, 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.

Examining The Historical Context For Ukrainian Unrest

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Katherine Ann Power's Path To Peace

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 1, 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.

Prescription Drug Abuse In Southern Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 3, 2013

Prescription drug abuse is on the rise in Jackson County, and health care professionals are trying to figure out how to stop it.

Reporter Reveals Oregon Ties to Mexican Drug Cartels

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Citizens Take On Crime Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: June 3, 2013

Citizens in Josephine County have started a Facebook page to monitor and catch criminals.