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Air Pollution | Mental Health Program | 'The Spirit Of Dialogue'

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017 noon

We look at a new study on air pollution and race, and a Lane County effort to improve mental health response by police. Also, OSU's Aaron Wolf talks about his book, "The Spirit of Dialogue."

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Portland Tattoo Artist Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Find 'New Normal'

OPB | Sept. 7, 2017 3:23 p.m. | Portland

Portland tattooer Mary Jane Haake specializes in tattooing nipples and areolas onto breast cancer patients who've had mastectomies.

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Vaccination Numbers | Oregon Wildfire Voices | Surimi School

OPB | Aug. 31, 2017 noon

How accurate are federal vaccination numbers for Oregon? Also, we hear voices from the front lines of wildfires burning across the state, and we take a trip to the OSU Surimi School in Astoria.

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'Care' Documentary: In-Home Workers Valued But Not Compensated

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:30 p.m. | Portland

A new documentary on the in-home care industry, produced by native Oregonian Tony Heriza, shows the growing need for these workers and their general lack of a livable wage and benefits.

Books | Health | Science | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Siddhartha Mukherjee

OPB | May 24, 2017 9 p.m.

Tonight, Siddhartha Mukherjee recounts the history of genetic science and discovery, and explores the implications of modern genetic research. 

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News Roundtable | Guns And Public Health

OPB | April 20, 2017 noon | Portland

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.

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

OPB | April 6, 2017 1 p.m.

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

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Oregon Students Have Until Feb. 15 To Be Vaccinated

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017 4:14 p.m. | Portland

Wednesday is the deadline for parents of Oregon students to get their children vaccinated.

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Seattle Safe Injection Sites | Umatilla County Sheriff | Gresham Mayor

OPB | Feb. 7, 2017 noon

Seattle approves legal injection sites for heroin users. The Umatilla County Sheriff is taking care of 200 neglected cows. And we talk to the Gresham Mayor who has been in office for 11 years.

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Heath Care Under Trump | Gay Conversion Therapy | Stranded Russian Spies

OPB | Nov. 16, 2016 noon

We discuss possible changes to Oregon's Medicaid system in a Trump presidency, Garrard Conley shares his experience in gay conversion therapy, and we learn about a pair of former Russian spies now stranded in Oregon.