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 | 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.
OPB | Feb. 14, 2014
FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.