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Husky: Warm Folk-Rock From Down Under

opbmusic | Aug. 28, 2015

Melbourne, Australia band Husky plays from their album Rucker's Hill in our studio.

How Brewers Are Churning Out Inexpensive Tangy Sours

NPR | Aug. 28, 2015

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

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Arts | NW Life | Business

Reset Time: Arts, Business Interface In Metro Portland

OPB | Aug. 27, 2015 3:15 p.m. | Portland

The demise of Business for Culture and Arts presents an opportunity for new ideas.

Five 'Scary' Experiments That Did Not Destroy The World

NPR | Aug. 26, 2015 6:34 p.m.

Humans toy dangerously with things we barely understand — and the consequences could be cataclysmic — but astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser says these five experiments shouldn't have driven such fear.

Arts | Oregon Lens

Fed Up With Intrusive Questions, Multiracial Students Push Back

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Sarah Donaldson's film, “What Are You?” records stories from friends and fellow PSU students who identify as multiethnic. It confronts the racist and insensitive microaggressions they encounter on a daily basis.

Kayaking 'The Mount Everest' Of Oregon Rivers

OPB | March 19, 2014 2 p.m.

Take a remarkable trip into the depths of Oregon's remote Salmon River Gorge where kayakers plunge down towering waterfalls with no possibility of retreat.

Arts | Oregon Lens

Growing Up With A Transgender Brother

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 12:16 p.m.

Kate Crombie’s brother Thomas is a training consultant and speaker. He came out to Kate and the rest of his family as transgender four years ago.


Oregon Lens

OPB | May 26, 2015 1:59 p.m.

Host Steve Amen presents five consecutive nights of outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. Explore the films, Q&As with the filmmakers and more.

Arts | Oregon Lens

A Pink-Colored Culture Clash In Rural Oregon

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 11:59 a.m.

Shirlyn Wong's “Oregon Lens” entry, “The Mobile Stripper,” shows the uneasy bond that forms between a smalltown security guard and a newcomer, a Vegas stripper who operates out of a neon pink RV.  

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The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge

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

Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.

Arts | Books

Capturing An Unknowable Writer In 'Love Song'

NPR | Aug. 25, 2015 7:56 a.m.

Author Tracy Daugherty's new biography of Joan Didion is an honest attempt to construct a coherent narrative about her — but critic Michael Schaub says it doesn't completely work.

Arts | NW Life

Star Of 'The Goonies' Asks Fans To Respect Astoria House

Daily Astorian | Aug. 24, 2015 9:22 a.m. | Astoria, Oregon

The actor who played Mikey Walsh in the 1985 cult classic issues an appeal to 'back off' the homeowner.


MusicfestNW In Photos

opbmusic | Aug. 24, 2015 4:40 p.m.

Thousands turned out to Waterfront Park to hear Modest Mouse, Belle and Sebastian, Beirut and others despite the smoky air.

Arts | NW Life | Entertainment

Are We Done Hating Television?

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 6:45 a.m.

We're supposed to be in the new golden age of television, but that doesn't mean it doesn't still face a certain stigma for some people.

Arts | Books | Entertainment

In New Memoir, Maria Tells Us How She Got, How She Got To 'Sesame Street'

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Sonia Manzano has spent 44 years as one of the lucky residents of Sesame Street. In her memoir she describes how, during her own difficult childhood in the South Bronx, she sought comfort in TV.

News | local

Tilikum Crossing Gets Explosive Party In Portland

OPB | Aug. 22, 2015 10:30 p.m. | Portland

Three weeks before the official opening of Portland's latest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing, TriMet invited the public to celebrate North America's longest no-car bridge.


Caroline Rose: Tiny Desk Concert

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 12:35 p.m.

Rose plays music as if she's just met her new best friend: It's fresh, fun and enthusiastic.

Music | Sessions

Mackintosh Braun's Sun-Kissed Pop

opbmusic | Aug. 20, 2015 4:21 p.m.

The Portland based band plays from their effervescent new album, Arcadia, in the studios at OPB.


Yo La Tengo: Morning Edition's In-House Band For A Day

NPR | Aug. 25, 2015 10:32 a.m.

"This morning thing's not really working for me," Ira Kaplan says. Well, too bad.

Arts | Books

In WWII, Millions Of Indians Fought For A Britain They Abhored

NPR | Aug. 25, 2015 1:30 p.m.

As Indians struggled to break free of Britain, more than 2 million signed up to fight with the Allies, the largest volunteer force in the world. Raghu Karnad unearths the story in The Farthest Field.

Arts | Food

This Is Not A Parody: An NPR Story About Homemade Vegetable Broth

NPR | Aug. 24, 2015 11:28 a.m.

Yeah, we know, it sounds like a joke. But Cuban-born chef Bren Hererra's method totally won us over. Her secret? Don't throw anything out.

Arts | World

Banksy's 'Dismaland' Living Up To Its Name With Ticket Debacle

NPR | Aug. 21, 2015 11:34 a.m.

The graffiti artist's darkly themed art show in England spurred wild demand for tickets, causing the website to crash. Now people are wondering if the confusion is all part of the show.

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Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

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

Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures | Aug. 01, 2015