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Editing And Repairing Human Embryos

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 11, 2017

A discussion about the science and ethics of editing human embryos, with members of the research team at OHSU who just announced a breakthrough in the field.

'State Of Wonder' In Corvallis | Opioid Lawsuit | Eclipse Cell Coverage | Portland's Tech Scene

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 15, 2017

What will Corvallis do for the eclipse? And will sketchy cell coverage in Eastern Oregon be a problem during the eclipse? Also, more on Multnomah County's lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, and an exploration of Portland's tech industry.

News Roundtable | Psychologists & Prescriptions | PPS Superintendent

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2017

We discuss whether psychologists should be allowed to prescribe drugs, and hear from Portland Public Schools' board chair about their ongoing superintendent search. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's big headlines.

Plant Smuggling | 3-D Printing | Clackamas Service Center

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2017

A local doctor used a 3-D printer to make a prosthetic hand for a 6 year old. Also, a fire shuts down one of the main homeless service centers near the Springwater trail. And we learn about an undercover investigation into plant trafficking.

WA Legislature | Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler | General Hospital | Open Iftar

OPB | Broadcast: May 25, 2017

Lawmakers in Washington State are struggling to agree on a budget by deadline. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler reacts to Pres. Trumps budget. We hear from a local doctor has an issue with a soap opera, and about an effort to bring Muslims and non-Muslims together.

Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

Oregon's Death With Dignity Law More Widely Used But Some Physicians Still Skeptical

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new study finds use of Oregon's Death with Dignity law has spiked in recent years.

Death With Dignity Report | Elliott Smith Reissue | Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new report on Death With Dignity, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and a concert to celebrate the remastered edition of Elliott Smith's classic album "Either/Or."

Talking Business | Grand Jury Transcripts | Concealed Carry Reciprocity | Medicine Costs

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2017

The latest local business news, a movement to extend reciprocity between states for concealed carry permits, grand jury transcripts in the Quanice Hayes case, and an in-depth look at how pharmaceutical companies set the prices for drugs.

News Roundtable | On The Ragged Edge Of Medicine

OPB | Broadcast: March 17, 2017

Our news roundtable guests discuss the biggest news of the week, and we talk to Portland doctor Patricia Kullberg about her new memoir.

OHSU On ACA | Douglas County Libraries | American Quran

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 24, 2017

How could local hospitals be affected by changes to the Affordable Care Act? What will Douglas County do without libraries? And what does the Quran have to say about modern day American life?

News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 14, 2016

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we hear about overcrowding at Oregon's only women's prison, and we hear about how depression affects the mortality rate of lung cancer patients.

News Roundtable | Generic Drug Pricing | Defending The Bundys

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2016

Our news roundtable goes over the biggest stories of the week. Rep. Kurt Schrader sponsors a bill to prevent drug price gouging. We hear a preview of OPB's occupation trial podcast.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2016

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

The Challenges ALS Patients Face In Using Death With Dignity

OPB | Broadcast: 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.

Chronic Pain Patients Try Alternatives But Keep Mum

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2015

A new study out published in a national health care journal indicates that a large number of patients suffering from chronic pain try alternative care but don't talk to their doctors about it. 

Looking Back On 40 Years Of Midwifery

OPB | Broadcast: July 10, 2015

Dr. Carol Howe just retired from her career as both a practicing midwife and a pioneer in the field of nurse midwifery education.

Making The Cost Of Medical Procedures More Transparent

OPB | Broadcast: March 9, 2015

MONDAY: Two bills in the Oregon legislature could require hospitals and clinics to post the costs of medical procedures.

Naturopaths Fight For Equal Status In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 15, 2015

THURSDAY: Naturopathic doctors are pushing for legislation that would allow them to be considered primary care physicians in Oregon.

Blumenauer Wants Vets To Have Access To Medical Marijuana

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2014

TUESDAY: Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) recently introduced a bill that would allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients.