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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.

Junction City Hospital | Climate Change Lawsuit | Bilingual Education

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 5, 2016

We learn about bilingual education, the possible fate of the Junction City psychiatric facility and a climate-change lawsuit brought against the Obama administration.

Regional Roundup | Animal Lives | Corporate Sustainability

OPB | Broadcast: March 28, 2016

In our second installment of Regional Roundup, we'll check in with the East Oregonian, to hear what's afoot in Pendleton. Then we talk to an Ashland-based about how we know or don’t know what animals are feeling. And we’ll hear about how some corporations are trying to fight climate change by collaborating with each other — and why that might put them in legally dubious territory. 

Washington State's Special Commitment Center Faces New Challenge

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2015

The center houses people deemed to be violent sexual predators who have served their sentences, but whom a judge has found likely to reoffend.

Conversations About Guns

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 29, 2015

We take a look at guns and gun laws in Oregon from a variety of perspectives.

Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

Long, stressful hours have high costs for Oregon corrections officers.

Youth Suicide In Idaho

OPB | Broadcast: June 22, 2015

Idaho ranks among the highest rates of youth suicide in the nation. We'll hear how state officials are approaching the problem.

How Childhood Trauma Affects Adult Health

OPB | Broadcast: May 19, 2015

We explore how research into Adverse Childhood Experiences is being used around the country and in Oregon.

Lawmakers Take On Mental Health Issues

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2015

A few bills working their way through the current legislative session would change Oregon's approach to mental health treatment. 

Overseeing Portland's Department Of Justice Settlement

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 12, 2015

THURSDAY: We talk with Dennis Rosenbaum, the compliance officer/community liaison for the city's settlement with the U.S. Justice department over police use of force.

Planning For a Psychiatric Emergency Room In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 8, 2014

MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Reacting To The Portland Portland Police Bureau Settlement

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 2, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll explore the elements and implications of the settlement agreement between the Department of Justice and the Portland Police Bureau.

Exploring The Impact Of A Ruling On Autism Treatment

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2014

THURSDAY: This week a court ruled that denying a popular but expensive autism treatment violates state and federal law.

Bumps In The Road To Health Care Transformation

OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2014

WEDNESDAY: Mental health treatment is a point of contention between Multnomah County and the CCO that serves Oregon's three most populous counties.

Oregon State Hospital Honors Thousands in Cremains Memorial

OPB | Broadcast: July 7, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk about the opening of a memorial that honors the remains of thousands of unclaimed patients found on the grounds of Oregon State Hospital.

Court Ruling Says Judges Can Force Some Defendants To Take Anti-Psychotic Drugs

OPB | Broadcast: March 25, 2014

TUESDAY: The Oregon Supreme Court ruled March 20 that judges can order mentally ill defendants to take anti-psychotic medication under certain circumstances.

How Police Officers Talk A Would-Be Jumper Down

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 4, 2013

MONDAY: What's it like to try to talk would-be jumpers out of taking their own lives, as Portland Police officers did recently on the Vista and Fremont bridges?

Junction City Gets a Psychiatric Hospital

OPB | Broadcast: July 17, 2013

We discuss the Oregon Legislature's decision to build a psychiatric hospital in Junction City.

Expanding Mental Health Care In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: May 31, 2013

We'll find out more about a bill in the legislature that would significantly expand mental health services in Oregon.

Understanding PANDAS

OPB | Broadcast: May 29, 2013

The mother of the Albany high school student arrested for allegedly plotting an assault on the school says he has a rare condition linked to strep.