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.
OPB | Jan. 19, 2016
We talk to a law professor about her idea to create new legal requirements for parents. We hear about a series of conversations put on by Oregon Humanities around death and dying. Then we get an EarthFix update about coal and oil-by-rail.
OPB | Nov. 04, 2015
Death With Dignity proponent Dr. Peter Rassmussen died at home yesterday after taking a fatal dose of drugs to end his life.
OPB | Oct. 19, 2015
There are many alternatives to the traditional casket funeral. Today, we explore home funerals and natural burials.
OPB | Sept. 18, 2015
ALS patients face some specific challenges when it comes to using Oregon and Washington's Death with Dignity laws, which require patients to self-administer the medication that will end their lives.
OPB | Sept. 16, 2015
We continue our "At Home" series with Summer Whisman, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at age 32.
OPB | June 03, 2015
A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.
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.
OPB | March 02, 2015
MONDAY: Former oncologist and palliative care doctor Peter Rasmussen, who pushed for death with dignity laws in Oregon and Canada, now faces a terminal illness.
OPB | Feb. 20, 2015
FRIDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.
OPB | Nov. 25, 2014
TUESDAY: After his wife died in a canoeing accident, Gary Ferguson found solace and healing in the wilderness.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.