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Landscapes Of Violence | Prison Population | Gun Owners | Senior Softball

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2017

A local painter depicts locations of violence in America. The prison population may be going down because of a new law. A hunter in Bend says gun owners need to advocate for gun control. And a Portlander is headed to the World Senior Games for softball.

Parents In Prison | Public Records | Campus Sexual Assault Policy

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 19, 2017

We learn about Oregon's Bill of Rights for children of incarcerated parents, a public records lawsuit filed against the Washington legislature and a new University of Oregon policy related to sexual assault allegations.

News Roundtable | Levees | Tattoo Removal

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 8, 2017

Fires, earthquakes and hurricanes ... we hear about a different potential disaster: Portland's old levee system. Also, we learn about a group that helps people get rid of tattoos, and we get analysis from our news roundtable.

Rebroadcast: Life And Forgiveness After 21 Years In Prison

OPB | Broadcast: June 19, 2017

Marc Trice spent 21 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 15. We ask him about life on the outside and the sister of his victim tells us about what his release has been like for her.

News Roundtable | Suicides In Prison | Train Whistles In La Grande

OPB | Broadcast: April 14, 2017

We discuss some of the biggest stories of the week. Then, we look into a spike in inmate suicides in Washington. We'll also hear about an effort to silence train whistles in La Grande.

Private Prison Study | Clark County Farmland | AG On Sanctuary | Japanese Garden Opening

OPB | Broadcast: March 30, 2017

A study on private prisons, a look at farmland in Clark County, an attempt to understand how the federal government will respond to sanctuary states and a preview of the new Japanese garden.

Former OSP Superintendent Says Execution As State Policy Isn't Justified

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 19, 2017

Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.

News Roundtable Dec. 2 | Elliott State Forest | Solitary Confinement in Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 2, 2016

We discuss some big stories this week on our news roundtable, learn more about the sale of the Elliott State Forest and hear about efforts to reduce the use of solitary confinement in Oregon prisons.

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2016

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

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.

Released: Life And Forgiveness After 21 Years In Prison

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2016

Marc Trice spent 21 years in prison for a murder he committed when he was 15. We ask him about life on the outside. The sister of his victim tells us about what his release has been like for her.

Reducing The Prison Population

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2015

The state has asked counties to reduce the number of people they send to prison.

Union Members Voice Concern Over Correctional Officers' Working Conditions

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2015

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

Oregon Considers Prison Alternatives For Parents

OPB | Broadcast: May 18, 2015

A bill in the Oregon Legislature would set up a pilot program like one in Washington that offers an alternative to prison for some offenders who have children.

Dog Training Program In Oregon Prison

OPB | Broadcast: April 27, 2015

Inmates at Two Rivers Correctional Institution are training dogs that will soon be eligible for adoption.

Reducing Solitary Confinement In Oregon

OPB | Broadcast: March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: The Vera Institute of Justice is bringing their Safe Alternatives to Segregation (SAS) initiative program to Oregon.

Listening Back To College In Prison

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 26, 2014

FRIDAY: We revisit our show from inside the Oregon State Penitentiary where we learned about the College Inside program.

Federal Judge Says Secular Humanism Is A Religion

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 7, 2014

FRIDAY: A federal judge ruled that a case brought by a prison inmate who identifies as a secular humanist can go forward.

U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 Fall Term Begins

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 6, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk with U.S. Supreme Court watcher Lisa McElroy about the start of the new term this week.

Peyton Marshall Imagines A Chilling Future In "Goodhouse"

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 30, 2014

TUESDAY: In her debut novel "Goodhouse," Portland writer Peyton Marshall imagines a world where boys with certain genetic markers for violent tendencies are sent to prison-like boarding schools to learn "right-thinking."