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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?

Two Conversations with Gary Haugen

OPB | Sept. 26, 2011

OPB News reporter, Kristian Foden Vencil, worked for months to gain access to and interview convicted murderer and Death Row inmate, Gary Haugen. 

Legally Competent

OPB | July 05, 2011

Is condemned murderer Gary Haugen competent enough to be executed?

Execution in Washington

OPB | Sept. 10, 2010

How does Washington's first execution in nine years shape your thoughts on capital punishment?

Oregon's Death Row

OPB | March 16, 2010

What is life like on Oregon's Death Row?

The Economics of the Death Penalty

OPB | Nov. 23, 2009

As the recession batters county and state budgets, can Oregon and Washington continue to afford the high costs of capital punishment?

Northwest Passages: Naseem Rakha

OPB | Sept. 17, 2009

Journalist turned novelist Naseem Rahka takes on murder, retribution, and forgiveness.

Rebroadcast: As We Are - Addicted

OPB | Aug. 11, 2009

Rebroadcast: How does addiction touch your life?