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News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | Broadcast: April 20, 2017

Is it helpful to frame the gun debate as a public health problem? Also, our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news topics of the week.

Ranked Choice Voting | Water Scarcity | Suicide Prevention

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 1, 2016

A new series in The Oregonian explores groundwater issues in eastern Oregon; a student wellness director from Blue Mountain Community College addresses the high rate of suicide in Kenya; and Benton County takes up the issue of ranked choice voting.

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.

The Realities of Depression

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 13, 2014

WEDNESDAY: In the wake of Robin Williams' death, we'll explore what it's like to live with depression.

"Bullycide," Honoring Bullied Gay Teens, Gets Northwest Premiere

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2014

MONDAY: David Del Tredici's piano sextet Bullycide, which honors young gay men who have taken their own lives, will get its Northwest premiere in Portland at the Chamber Music Northwest Festival.

Jackson County Responds To Gang Activity

OPB | Broadcast: May 7, 2014

WEDNESDAY: A gang task force spent two years studying community members' perceptions of gang activity in the Southern Oregon county.

Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix Tied To Violent Side Effects

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 9, 2013

MONDAY: A Harrisburg woman alleges side effects from a smoking cessation drug caused her husband to murder their 13-year-old son before committing suicide himself.

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?

Father of Bullied Teen Continues Cross-Country "Walk for Change"

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 23, 2013

Joe Bell's cross-country journey is a tribute to his son, Jadin. He began in La Grande, Oregon on April 21, 2013 and is currently in Denver, Colorado.

Changing the Legacy of the Vista Bridge

OPB | Broadcast: June 18, 2013

City officials and residents are exploring ways to reduce the number of suicides at Portland's Vista Bridge.

Joe Bell Begins Walk Across The Country To Honor Jadin

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2013

Joe Bell has begun a two-year walk across the country to honor his son Jadin, who killed himself this winter after experiencing bullying.

Gun Stories: Suicide

OPB | Broadcast: April 8, 2013

In many discussions about guns, one thing is often left out: the fact that in Oregon 83 percent of gun deaths are due to suicide.

Update on Recent Portland Police Shootings

OPB | Broadcast: March 7, 2013

We'll get the latest on Monday's officer-involved shooting as well as a grand jury's decision on another shooting in February.

Reducing Suicide Rates Among Soldiers and Veterans

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 19, 2012

What can be done to decrease the growing number of suicides among active duty soldiers and veterans?

Kim Stafford

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 18, 2012

Kim Stafford discusses writing about the most painful story of his life: his brother's suicide.

Deaths at Clark County Jail

OPB | Broadcast: July 23, 2012

Four inmates have died in the Clark County Jail this year, including two suicides that took place in July.

Homeless Deaths

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2012

How many people die on the street each year? The fact is, we only know a small part of the story.

Soldiers, Veterans, and Abuse

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 23, 2012

According to newly released data, the rate of suicide among veterans has dropped (but risen among active duty soldiers), and the incidents of domestic abuse and child abuse among veterans have increased. We'll find out what's happening.

New 9-1-1 Policy for Suicide Calls

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 14, 2011

Next year, the Portland Police Bureau will begin to redirect non-threatening 911 calls involving suicide to a mental health call center.