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Finding Meaning In Retirement: A Softball Story

OPB | Oct. 10, 2017 noon | Portland

Leon Speroff's softball career began more than a decade ago when he was 71. Now he and his team are headed to Utah to compete for a gold medal. 

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News Roundtable | REBROADCAST: Living With Cancer

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017 noon

We listen back to a conversation with Teva Harrison about her graphic memoir "In-Between Days" and her experience living with breast cancer. Also, our news roundtable takes up the week's headlines. 

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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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Portland Commissioner Nick Fish Says He Has Stomach Cancer

OPB | Aug. 17, 2017 11:33 a.m. | Portland

Portland Commissioner Nick Fish announced Thursday he has stomach cancer. He has not decided whether to seek another term next year.

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Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | May 24, 2017 noon

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

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How Oregon Is Trying To Fix Its Chronic Disease Crisis

OPB | May 17, 2017 midnight | Portland

In 2012, Oregon crafted a sweeping, five-year master plan to tackle a growing chronic disease crisis. That plan expires in June and has missed nearly every goal.

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News Roundtable | Women In Prison | Lung Cancer And Depression

OPB | Oct. 14, 2016 noon

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.

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OHSU Scientists Seek Older Women For Heart Disease Study

OPB | May 9, 2016 midnight | Portland

Scientists at the Knight Cancer Institute are looking for 10,000-15,000 older women from Oregon and Southwest Washington for a study on heart disease and blood cancer.

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GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Bud Pierce | Author Shawn Vestal

OPB | April 20, 2016 noon

We talk to Bud Pierce, a Salem oncologist who was the first to jump into the GOP primary race for Oregon governor. And we talk to Shawn Vestal about his debut novel, "Daredevils."

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Bullseye Glass Takes Step To Add Air Pollution Filters

OPB/EarthFix | March 4, 2016 5 p.m.

The artistic glass maker at the center of Portland’s toxic air pollution controversy is taking steps to control its emissions.

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REBROADCAST: Peter Rassmussen

OPB | Nov. 4, 2015 12:45 p.m.

Death With Dignity proponent Dr. Peter Rassmussen died at home yesterday after taking a fatal dose of drugs to end his life.

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OHSU Achieves $500 Million Goal For Cancer Research, Phil Knight To Match

OPB | June 25, 2015 8:47 a.m. | Portland

Oregon Health & Science University has reached its $500 million fundraising goal for the school's cancer research campaign.

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New Research On Carcinogenic Chemicals Combinations

OPB | June 23, 2015 12:30 p.m.

A new study out today suggests that some commonly found chemicals could become carcinogenic in the human body even in low doses if combined.

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PBS Cancer Documentary Highlights Oregon Medical Breakthrough

OPB | April 1, 2015 12:06 p.m.

The three-part PBS film "The Emperor of All Maladies" includes discussion of the cancer breakthrough drug Gleevec, developed by OHSU's Brian Druker.

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Jock Bradley's Portraits Reflect The Realities Of Life With Cancer

OPB | Feb. 11, 2015 midnight

When photographer Jock Bradley’s sister died from ovarian cancer last year, his grief and experience dealing with her illness led to the birth of a new art project.

Family | Sports | Entertainment | Arts | Oregon Art Beat

Jock Bradley

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 10 p.m.

Jock Bradley has spent his career taking photographs that sell - but his new project is very close to his heart. It's called "Portraits of Cancer" and it's a tribute to his sister, who passed away of cancer in the summer of 2014.

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Young Woman's Choice Prompts Coversations About Death With Dignity Law

OPB | Nov. 3, 2014 12:06 p.m.

MONDAY: Twenty-nine-year-old Brittany Maynard ended her life Saturday. She was terminally ill and moved to Oregon to use the state's Death with Dignity Law.

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Listening Back To Ariel Gore On The End Of Eve

OPB | Sept. 25, 2014 12:30 p.m.

THURSDAY: In her memoir, "The End of Eve," Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with honesty and humor.

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Dean Hall Swims The Willamette

OPB | June 25, 2014 12:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY: A Gresham man battling cancer is swimming the entire length of the Willamette river.

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Ariel Gore's Memoir Explores The Complex Role Of Caregiver

OPB | March 24, 2014 12:30 p.m.

MONDAY: In her new memoir, The End of Eve, Ariel Gore chronicles the experience of caring for her dying mother with both honesty and humor.