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Final Superfund Cleanup Plan | Death Penalty: Investigator | Urban Hawks

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

The final Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup has been released. Also, we'll continue our death penalty series, and we'll learn about using hawks to get rid of urban crows.

Kate Brown Takes Office | Death Penalty: Murder Victim's Mother | Portland's 'Funniest Person'

OPB | Jan. 09, 2017

Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber: Oregon's Death Penalty Needs Scrutiny

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.

Oregon DA Seeks Death Penalty Despite Personal Opposition

OPB | Dec. 06, 2016

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel opposes the death penalty, but he's seeking it in a murder case he is prosecuting.

John Kitzhaber On The Death Penalty | Jon Raymond's 'Freebird'

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."

Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis Says Death Penalty Is For The 'Unredeemable'

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016

Josh Marquis is one of the most outspoken advocates of the death penalty law in Oregon, but he says a death sentence is not appropriate for every capital murder case.

Election Bet | Death Penalty: Aba Gayle | Jimmy Mak's Closing

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016

We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.

Coyotes | Death Penalty: DA Josh Marquis | Fake News Bots

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016

How are urban coyotes different from rural coyotes? Also, how do automated computer programs distort online news? And we continue our death penalty series.

Music And War | A History Of Capital Punishment In Oregon | Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

OPB | Dec. 12, 2016

Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.   

Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

OPB | Dec. 06, 2016

We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.

Forty-Eight Hour Rule | Death Penalty In Oregon | Bonsai

OPB | May 24, 2016

We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.

Shortage of Execution Drug Could Affect Death With Dignity Patients

OPB | May 22, 2014

THURSDAY: Patients using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws want access to a drug that's currently tied up in a global political struggle over the death penalty.

What's Still On The Table In Washington's Legislature?

OPB | March 03, 2014

MONDAY: With about two weeks left in Washington's 2014 legislative session, we'll get an update from Olympia-based reporter Austin Jenkins.

News Roundtable: February 14, 2014

OPB | Feb. 14, 2014

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

An Hour With Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | March 15, 2013

Think Out Loud was live from City Club of Portland with Governor John Kitzhaber.

Oregon Supreme Court Hears Haugen Case

OPB | March 14, 2013

The Oregon Supreme Court is hearing arguments Thursday in the case of convicted murderer Gary Haugen. He has dropped his appeals and wants to be executed.

Haugen's Challenge to the Governor's Reprieve

OPB | July 25, 2012

Where does Gary Haugen's challenge to the governor's reprieve of his death sentence stand?

Conversation with Governor Kitzhaber

OPB | Feb. 01, 2012

We'll sit down with Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber to talk about the short 2012 legislative session, balancing the budget and his position on the dealth penalty, among other issues. What would you like to ask him?

Live: State of the State

OPB | Jan. 13, 2012

On Friday you can tune in to OPB Radio at 12 p.m. and hear Think Out Loud with live coverage of Governor Kitzhaber's State of the State speech.

Kitzhaber Stops Executions

OPB | Nov. 23, 2011

Governor John Kitzhaber has put Gary Haugen's scheduled execution on hold and called for a reevaluation of capital punishment in Oregon. What's your reaction?