Nation | News | NW Life | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 3, 2017 noon
Washington Representative Brad Klippert says he opposes any kind of repeal effort in his Chamber. His support of the death penalty is rooted in his Christian faith and his experience in law enforcement.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Feb. 6, 2017 noon
We talk to local radio host Lars Larson who asked a question at the White House press briefing last week. And we talk to the Governor of Washington State about their death penalty moratorium.
local | News | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 19, 2017 noon | Portland
Frank Thompson oversaw the only two executions in the last 50 years in Oregon. Now, he says doing so convinced him that capital punishment was not in the public's best interest.
Death penalty investigator Rene Denfeld says uncovering the "why" behind brutal murders is heartbreaking for many reasons — not the least of which is that most of her cases were preventable.
local | News | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
Our death penalty series continues with a conversation with someone who oversaw executions as part of his job. We also talk to author Roxane Gay.
Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 9, 2017 noon
Kate Brown is inaugurated and delivers an inaugural speech, which doubles as a State of the State address. We talk to Mary Elledge, whose son was murdered 30 years ago. And we finish the hour with comedian Adam Pasi.
Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber stands by his 2011 moratorium on the state's death penalty but says what he most wants is for Oregonians to begin a civic dialogue around the costs and benefits of capital punishment in the state.
local | News | Politics | Think Out LoudOPB | 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.
local | News | Politics | Books | Think Out LoudOPB | 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."
Josh Marquis is one of the most outspoken advocates of the death penalty law in Oregon, but he says a death sentence is not appropriate for every capital murder case.
local | NW Life | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 19, 2016 noon
We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.
How are urban coyotes different from rural coyotes? Also, how do automated computer programs distort online news? And we continue our death penalty series.
local | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 12, 2016 noon
Live from KLCC in Eugene. We learn about the listening habits of American troops, dig in to the history of the death penalty in Oregon, and talk to three-term Eugene mayor Kitty Piercy about her long public service career.
Communities | Nation | News | Think Out LoudOPB | Dec. 6, 2016 noon
We'll get a definition of a term that we've heard a lot lately: populism. We'll also hear about new savings accounts for people with disabilities. And we begin a series of interviews about the state's death penalty with a District Attorney who says it's his duty to push for a death sentence, even though he personally disagrees with it.
We discuss Portland Police Bureau's requirement that officers must be given at least 48 hours notice before being interviewed for an internal investigation into an incident that could lead to disciplinary action. Then we get an update on the status of the death penalty in Oregon, and later we travel to the Portland Japanese Garden's new bonsai exhibit.
A judge's decision to give Gary Haugen a date to die increases pressure on Gov. Kate Brown to figure out what Oregon will do about capital punishment.
Kate Davidson hosts as we dig into the results of a new poll, the politics of the death penalty — and end with "That's So Oregon."