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

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

Former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

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  • For the next installment in our death penalty series, we talk to former Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. Kitzhaber oversaw two death sentences carried out in his first two terms as governor before instituting a moratorium on the death penalty that still holds today.
  • We speak to Portland author and screenwriter Jon Raymond about his new book, “Freebird.” It’s a family drama set in Los Angeles.

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