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Death Penalty: Prison Superintendent | Roxane Gay's 'Difficult Women'

OPB | Jan. 19, 2017

Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.

Final Superfund Cleanup Plan | Death Penalty: Investigator | Urban Hawks

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017

The final Portland Harbor Superfund cleanup has been released. Also, we'll continue our death penalty series, and we'll learn about using hawks to get rid of urban crows.

Kate Brown Takes Office | Death Penalty: Murder Victim's Mother | Portland's 'Funniest Person'

OPB | Jan. 09, 2017

Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.

Former Gov. John Kitzhaber: Oregon's Death Penalty Needs Scrutiny

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.

Oregon DA Seeks Death Penalty Despite Personal Opposition

OPB | Dec. 06, 2016

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel opposes the death penalty, but he's seeking it in a murder case he is prosecuting.

John Kitzhaber On The Death Penalty | Jon Raymond's 'Freebird'

OPB | Jan. 03, 2017

For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. We also hear from Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, "Freebird."

Clatsop County DA Josh Marquis Says Death Penalty Is For The 'Unredeemable'

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016

Josh Marquis is one of the most outspoken advocates of the death penalty law in Oregon, but he says a death sentence is not appropriate for every capital murder case.

Election Bet | Death Penalty: Aba Gayle | Jimmy Mak's Closing

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016

We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.

Coyotes | Death Penalty: DA Josh Marquis | Fake News Bots

OPB | Dec. 14, 2016

How are urban coyotes different from rural coyotes? Also, how do automated computer programs distort online news? And we continue our death penalty series.

Music And War | A History Of Capital Punishment In Oregon | Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy

OPB | Dec. 12, 2016

Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.   

Populism v Nationalism | ABLE Savings Accounts | Death Penalty Series

OPB | Dec. 06, 2016

We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.

Springwater Corridor Sweeps | UO Architecture Win | How To Raise Boys

OPB | Aug. 31, 2016

We talk about Springwater Corridor sweeps, UO award winning architecture and how to raise young men right.

Homeless Shelter Model | Oregon's Instagrammer | Opera A La Carte

OPB | Aug. 03, 2016

We find out more about a San Antonio homeless shelter that some say should be replicated in Portland, hear from Oregon's No. 1 instagrammer and find out about a new way to experience opera.

On The Road: Pendleton To John Day – US Route 395

OPB | May 19, 2016

U.S. Route 395 runs from Los Angeles all the way north to the Canadian border. On its way through Oregon, 395 passes through three National Forests, several wildlife refuges, and numerous small towns that dot the Eastern Oregon landscape.

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.

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jack Ohman | Sendak's 'Magic Flute' | Talking Business

OPB | April 25, 2016

Former Oregonian Jack Ohman talks about the 2016 election cycle, the Portland Opera stages a production designed by Maurice Sendak, and we get an update on some of the big stories in Portland business news.

News Roundtable: April 22 | Independent Party Of Oregon Primary | The Student Vote

OPB | April 22, 2016

We go over some of the stories in the week's news with our news roundtable. Then we'll check in with the Oregon secretary of state and the Independent Party of Oregon and talk to college students in Oregon about who they're excited about in the presidential primaries.

Rep. Greg Walden | The NW View From D.C.

OPB | March 17, 2016

This week, Think Out Loud is coming to you live from the NPR studios in Washington, D.C. On today's show, we talk with the Oregon Congressional delegation's sole Republican member, Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River). And we hear from former D.C. correspondents of northwest newspapers about covering the west from the nation's capital.

Malheur History | PERS Update | Growing Up In Polygamy

OPB | Jan. 06, 2016

We look at the history of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, discuss the impact of rising pension costs on schools, and talk to Ruth Wariner about her childhood growing up in a polygamist Mormon community.

News Roundtable: Dec. 10, 2015

OPB | Dec. 10, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.