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Oregon Clown Brings Laughter Where It's Needed

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon

Oregon clown Michael O'Neill is a member of Clowns Without Borders, a different kind of relief organization.

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Mother Of Murdered Son Says Death Penalty Is Necessary

OPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon

Mary Elledge's son Rob was murdered 30 years ago. She doesn't believe in executing every person who is convicted of murder — but she says the death penalty can provide vital leverage for prosecutors trying to solve a case.

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The Archive Project - Sebastian Junger

OPB | Jan. 18, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", journalist and documentary filmmaker Sebastian Junger discusses the unexpected journey that led him to be a war reporter.

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Keeping Young People In Klamath Falls | Life At A Portland Homeless Shelter

OPB | Jan. 17, 2017 noon

On this icy day in Portland, we listen back to two interviews from last year: how to keep young people in Klamath Falls, and what one of Portland's temporary homeless shelters is like for residents.

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At Wordstock With Rob Spillman, Charles Bock And Sallie Tisdale

OPB | Jan. 16, 2017 noon

We listen to a few conversations with authors we spoke to during the last Literary Arts Wordstock book festival in downtown Portland.

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News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Jan. 13, 2017 noon

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

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Winter Weather | Homeless In The Cold | Clowns Without Borders

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon

We check in on the frightful weather in much of the state. We hear about what nonprofits and Multnomah County are doing for people without homes in this weather. And we talk to a clown who travels all over the world.

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The Oregon Jewish Museum Has A New Home And Big Dreams

OPB | Jan. 11, 2017 1:59 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education is taking over the former Museum of Contemporary Craft’s space in downtown Portland with plans for national-level exhibitions.

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Author Colum McCann At Literary Arts Rescheduled

OPB | Jan. 12, 2017 noon

Author Colum McCann's talk in downtown Portland has been rescheduled because of weather. Details to follow when available. 

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

OPB | Jan. 10, 2017 noon

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.