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The Man Behind The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

John Piper explains how a team of designers, painters, sculptors and more, work all year to get the parade off the ground.

Don't Mess With My Stuffing: Thanksgiving's Most Hotly Debated Dish

NPR | Nov. 23, 2015

Thanksgiving for most people in America means family, turkey and stuffing. We asked NPR's readers what stuffing they make. Turns out there's a lot of passion and variety when it comes to stuffing.

An Artist Grows Into His Talent: Revisiting Sinatra's Radio Years

NPR | Nov. 25, 2015

Susan Stamberg dives into Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air, a box set of rare radio broadcasts.

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Music | Sessions

Heartless Bastards Performs Acoustic Set at OPB

opbmusic | Nov. 19, 2015 11:43 a.m.

Heartless Bastards play a stripped-down acoustic set of music from their album Restless Ones.

Recreation | Environment | Oregon Field Guide

Waterfall Hunters Surpass Goal Of 365 Waterfalls In A Year

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 8:30 p.m.

A couple sets out to see 365 waterfalls in a year but instead finds 500.

Music | Sessions

Fernando Turns Up the Heat

opbmusic | Nov. 24, 2015 4:26 p.m.

Fernando and a veteran band play new songs from Leave the Radio On in the studios at OPB.

Family | NW Life | Entertainment | Arts | Oregon Field Guide

Christmas Ships, A Portland Tradition

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015 8:30 p.m.

Christmas season wouldn't be complete without the ship parade!


Remembering Cynthia Robinson, Co-Founder Of Sly & The Family Stone

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 11:34 a.m.

The trailblazing trumpeter and vocalist died Monday at age 69.

NW Life | local | Books | Arts | Entertainment | State of Wonder

Is 'Wildwood' Headed For The Big Screen?

OPB | Nov. 21, 2015 noon

Conversations from Wordstock with literary stars about their works, whether LAIKA is going to make a “Wildwood” animated movie and much more.

Health | Food

Turning Down Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

NPR | Nov. 23, 2015 3:32 p.m.

Part of the cancer risk posed by eating red and processed meats is actually related to how the meat is prepared. Lower temperature, slower cooking – like baking or roasting – is a better health bet.

NW Life | Sports | local

Quality Over Quantity: Rock Climber Alex Honnold On Life And Risk

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015 12:32 p.m.

Honnold is famous for his free solo climbs — thousands of feet up sheer rock walls without rope.


Break Up Or Make Up, On '25' Adele Always Comes Through

NPR | Nov. 23, 2015 8:50 a.m.

Focusing on piano balladry and Adele's commanding voice, 25 radiates confidence.


'Secret In Their Eyes' Brings A Brutal Story To A New Home

NPR | Nov. 19, 2015 2:03 p.m.

The American remake of an Argentinian Oscar winner doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from the original, though it finds a few interesting angles.

NW Life | local | Arts | News

PNCA President Tom Manley To Leave For Antioch College

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 3:10 p.m. | Portland

Manley ends a 12-year run as the Portland college's president, leaving behind new infrastructure for Oregon's premier art school.

Catching Up With Carson Ellis And Colin Meloy

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 7 a.m. | Portland

One of Portland's top creative power couples talks about working together on "Wildwood," and what's next.


Pickathon Woods Stage: JD McPherson

opbmusic | Nov. 16, 2015 8 a.m.

Watch the rockabilly musician play "You Must Have Met Little Caroline?" among the twisted twigs and trees of the Woods Stage.

News | local

Eugene Music Professor Wins Prestigious Book Award

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Jack Boss' study of the 12-tone modern master Arnold Schoenberg takes annual prize for music theory writing.

Books | Arts

Adam Johnson, Ta-Nehisi Coates Win National Book Awards

NPR | Nov. 19, 2015 5:16 a.m.

The authors won the literary prize in the fiction and nonfiction categories, respectively. Also taking home awards were Robin Coste Lewis, for her debut poetry collection, and Neal Shusterman.

NW Life | Books | Entertainment

Greetings From The Northwest: Wordstock

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.


Marc Acito Pledges 'Allegience'

OPB | Nov. 14, 2015 midnight | Portland

A longtime Portlander returns to Broadway, writing for a show starring George Takei.


'We Didn't Wanna Be Anybody Else': A Tribe Called Quest Reflects On Its Debut

NPR | Nov. 16, 2015 2:07 p.m.

Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad discuss People's Instinctive Travels, which turned 25 this year.


Adele's '25' Is Coming. Where You'll Hear It Is A Mystery For Now

NPR | Nov. 15, 2015 5:26 p.m.

A word you may hear a lot this week: "streamable."

Music | local | Entertainment | Arts | NW Life | State of Wonder

State Of Wonder: Nov. 14, 2015

OPB | Nov. 14, 2015 noon

George Takei, Andy Warhol, the Lipinski Stradivarius — it's a star-studded travelogue around the country, from Amazon's new Seattle store to the Oregon Territory to the bright lights of Broadway.

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Greetings From The Northwest: OPB at Wordstock

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Greetings From The Northwest: Wordstock | Sept. 01, 2015