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Parenting & The Law | Talking About Dying | Environmental Update

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Atul Gawande Talks About "Being Mortal"

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 21, 2014

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

Environmental Update On Vanishing Starfish And Coal Terminals

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 13, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear why starfish are disappearing along North America's Pacific shoreline and the future of coal terminals. 

Listening Back To Ariel Gore On The End Of Eve

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Program Helps Patients Communicate Their End-of-Life Wishes

OPB | Broadcast: June 11, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment program helps patients design a plan for their end-of-life care.

Ariel Gore's Memoir Explores The Complex Role Of Caregiver

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Ira Byock Advocates Better Care At The End Of Life

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 25, 2013

Palliative care doctor and advocate Ira Byock is in Oregon to explain how we could be doing better caring for people at the end of their lives.

On The Job: End-of-Life Care

OPB | Broadcast: March 6, 2012

We continue our On The Job series with three people who work in the field of end-of-life care.

End of Life Decisions

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 6, 2012

A new study looks at Oregon's registry for people who have made decisions ahead of time about what kind of medical treatment they want at the end of their lives.

Final Footprints

OPB | Broadcast: March 13, 2009

Would you consider a green funeral?

State of the City

OPB | Broadcast: March 2, 2009

What is the state of Portland and the surrounding region?

As We Are: Suicide

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 28, 2009

How has suicide touched your life?

Cemetery Life

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 31, 2008

What can graveyards tell us about the places where we live?

Washington Initiative #1000: Assisted Suicide

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2008

What end-of-life options should be available to people with a terminal illness?

Hard Days for Hospice

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 19, 2008

How will budget cuts affect hospice care?

On Dying Well

OPB | Broadcast: March 5, 2008

How do you want to spend your dying days?