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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.

Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

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.

REBROADCAST: Peter Rassmussen

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.

Doing Death Your Own Way

OPB | Oct. 19, 2015

There are many alternatives to the traditional casket funeral. Today, we explore home funerals and natural burials.

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

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.

At Home With ALS

OPB | Sept. 16, 2015

We continue our "At Home" series with Summer Whisman, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at age 32.

Oregon's Most Distinctive Cause Of Death

OPB | June 03, 2015

A new study published by the CDC finds the most statistically distinctive cause of death in each state.

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 Rasmussen, 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.