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Petition For PPS Choirs At Grotto Draws 1,000 Signatures

OPB | Oct. 09, 2015

Online fans are asking Portland Public Schools to reconsider the decision prohibiting choirs from performing at the east-side shrine.

Twitter, Its Share Price Dropping, Plans To Cut Up To 8 Percent Of Workforce

NPR | Oct. 13, 2015

How do you say, "Wall Street is getting frustrated," in 144 characters?

Oregon Historical Photo: Ashland From The Air

OPB | Oct. 12, 2015

November of this year marks the end of the 80th season of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. Plays were first staged at the site of a former Chautauqua meeting hall and are still performed at that same site today.

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Music | Sessions

Blitzen Trapper Live at OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 8, 2015 10:39 p.m.

The Portland band joins us to play songs from their 8th release, All Across This Land.

What Makes Us Uncomfortable Might Be Just What We Need

NPR | Oct. 13, 2015 10:10 a.m.

"I'm uncomfortable with that" is a courteous way to express objections. But this year's Nobel Prize in Literature makes Michel Martin wonder: Does chasing "comfort" cut us off from difficult truths?

Economy | Business | News | Recreation | local

Gert 'Ma' Boyle Returns To Columbia Sportswear Ads

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 5 a.m. | Portland

After a 10-year hiatus, the chair of Columbia Sportswear, Gert Boyle, will again star in company advertising.


Unity Features the Music of Michael Jackson With A Latin Twist

OPB | Oct. 4, 2015 midnight

Like many people, musician Tony Succar grew up with the music of Michael Jackson. Unlike most people though, the 28-year-old drummer was inspired to rearrange Jackson’s classic songs and make them his own.


opbmusic's Weekend Fix: The Decemberists, Kurt Vile, and Jacuzzi Boys

opbmusic | Oct. 9, 2015 noon

This weekend we highlight new music from The Decemberists, Kurt Vile, and Jacuzzi Boys.


Civil Rights Luminaries Remember Julian Bond As A Dogged Advocate

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 12:27 p.m.

Friends, family and colleagues recounted the human rights contributions of the late Julian Bond at a memorial service Tuesday for the former NAACP chairman Bond died in August after a brief illness.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Shakespearean Festival, 1938

OPB | Oct. 5, 2015 6 a.m.

In the midst of the Great Depression, an English professor organized three days of Shakespeare performances in Ashland. Eighty years later, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has become the city’s economic mainstay.

Nation | Business | Food | Arts

Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.

Music | Sessions

Big Scary: Art-Pop Music From Melbourne

opbmusic | Oct. 1, 2015 9:10 a.m.

We catch up with the Australian band for a soundcheck recording at Doug Fir Lounge.


Obama Sells Trade Proposal As A Win For Agriculture

Northwest News Network | Oct. 6, 2015 5:16 p.m.

President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Tuesday hailed a pending trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The deal...

Books | Arts

After 10 Years Of Bella And Edward, 'Twilight Reimagined' Brings A Twist

NPR | Oct. 7, 2015 6:24 a.m.

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with author Stephenie Meyer about the appeal her Twilight books and her new novel, which reassigns the genders of the original characters.

NW Life | Sports | local

Scenes From The 2015 Portland Marathon

OPB | Oct. 4, 2015 11:44 p.m.


An Activist Examined In 'He Named Me Malala'

NPR | Oct. 1, 2015 2:03 p.m.

A new documentary follows the well-known young activist who survived being shot, won a Nobel Peace Prize, and still advocates for education for girls.

Entertainment | Arts

Not My Job: We Quiz Sportswriter John Bacon On Bacon

NPR | Oct. 3, 2015 10:01 a.m.

We're taping the show in Ann Arbor this week, home of Michigan Football and sportswriter John Bacon. Bacon's latest book is called Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football.


Remembering Henry Jacobs, The 'Goof-Off' Who Pioneered Surround Sound

NPR | Oct. 5, 2015 6:34 a.m.

Jacobs achieved little fame, but was a catalyst for giant steps in the worlds he touched.

Books | Food | Arts

What Would Julia Child Do? Jacques Pepin Says: Add More Butter

NPR | Oct. 3, 2015 7:43 a.m.

In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, Jacques Pepin reflects on his extraordinary 60-year career, his dear friend Julia Child and how not to let good cheese leftovers go to waste.

Books | Arts

Swordswoman, Opera Singer, Runaway: 'Goddess' Chronicles A Fabled Life

NPR | Oct. 3, 2015 7:43 a.m.

Author Kelly Gardiner's new novel is a fictionalized version of the life of Julie d'Aubigny, a swashbuckling 17th-century fencer-turned-opera singer whose exploits often seem stranger than fiction.

Music | Arts

Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World

NPR | Oct. 3, 2015 7:43 a.m.

Romanian-born artist Ionel Talpazan lived on the streets of New York, making art that eventually hung in fine galleries from San Francisco to France. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his vivid work.


The Good Listener: How Do We Pick 'Our Song'?

NPR | Oct. 3, 2015 5:03 a.m.

She listens to lyrics; he prefers rhythms. How do they decide on the first dance at their wedding?

Books | Arts

The Mysteries Of Family, Captured In 'Invisible Ink'

NPR | Oct. 3, 2015 4:03 a.m.

Cartoonist Bill Griffith discovered as an adult that his mother had had a 16-year affair with another man, also a cartoonist. In Invisible Ink, he digs into the secrets surrounding his family.

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Oregon Art Beat

Creating A Musical: Cuba Libre

October 15, 8 p.m. [OPB TV]


Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School

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

Greetings From The Northwest: Back To School | Sept. 01, 2015