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Should Oregon Adopt "Right To Try"?

OPB | March 16, 2015

MONDAY: A proposed bill in the Oregon legislature would allow terminally ill patients in Oregon to try drugs that are not yet FDA-approved.

Death With Dignity Proponent Faces Own Illness

OPB | March 02, 2015

MONDAY: Former oncologist and palliative care doctor Peter Rassmussen, who pushed for death with dignity laws in Oregon and Canada, now faces a terminal illness.

REBROADCAST: Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Feb. 20, 2015

FRIDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

Gary Ferguson Talks About "The Carry Home"

OPB | Nov. 25, 2014

TUESDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.

Young Woman's Choice Prompts Coversations About Death With Dignity Law

OPB | Nov. 03, 2014

MONDAY: Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard ended her life Saturday. She was terminally ill and moved to Oregon to use the state's Death with Dignity Law.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB | Oct. 21, 2014

TUESDAY: Surgeon and author Atul Gawande joins us at OPB with an audience to talk about his new book, "Being Mortal."

Author David Mitchell Discusses Language, Autism, And Mortality

OPB | Oct. 13, 2014

MONDAY: David Mitchell discusses his work, his writing influences, parenting a child who has autism, growing up with a stammer, and the spiritual themes that inform his work.

Listening Back To Ariel Gore On The End Of Eve

OPB | 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.

Death Cafes Find Home In Portland

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: In just three years Death Cafes have become a global movement with Portland as the epicenter in the U.S.

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.

Former Blazers Coach Jack Ramsay Dies At 89

OPB | April 28, 2014

MONDAY: Jack Ramsay died at his home in Naples, Fla. on Monday. We'll talk about his basketball legacy in Portland.

Ariel Gore's Memoir Explores The Complex Role Of Caregiver

OPB | 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.

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.

What Is The Cost of Hope?

OPB | Feb. 04, 2013

Journalist Amanda Bennett explores the costs of the healthcare system by sharing the story of her husband's death from cancer.

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?

Remembering Peter Goodwin

OPB | March 13, 2012

Peter Goodwin was one of the first physicians to voice support for Oregon's "Death with Dignity" law. On Sunday, he used the law to end his own life after suffering from a terminal brain disease.

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?