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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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Design, Planning And New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 10:57 a.m.

We listen back to what Ted Wheeler said as a candidate about his arts agenda for Portland, and learn about what design, architecture and planning challenges lie ahead during Wheeler's tenure.

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Oregon DA Seeks Death Penalty Despite Personal Opposition

OPB | Dec. 6, 2016 noon

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

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

OPB | Jan. 3, 2017 noon

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."

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Trump-Clinton Twitter Bet Leads To Cross-Country Meeting

OPB | Dec. 22, 2016 12:15 a.m.

Donald Trump supporter Steven Brewer and Hillary Clinton supporter Devin Gaffney made a bet in October that the supporter of the loser of the presidential race would fly out to meet the supporter of the winner.

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News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

OPB | Dec. 23, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

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Outgoing Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy Reflects On Her 3 Terms In Office

OPB | Dec. 12, 2016 noon

Three-term mayor Kitty Piercy says she leaves office with no regrets.

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Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.

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Reaction To The Election

OPB | Nov. 10, 2016 noon

We hear from Oregonians about how the election of Donald Trump as President may affect their lives.

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The Day After: Election 2016

OPB | Nov. 9, 2016 noon

We break down the results of yesterday’s election – both local and national.