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Hanford Archive Allows Peek Into Secrecy, Urgency Of Wartime

NWNews | Sept. 27, 2016

For decades, artifacts of life and work from the Manhattan Project and Cold War era at Hanford have been locked away. Now, these historical items are headed to museums and schools.

'The Four Top': BS Food Terms, Flavor Bombs And Bycatch Curious

OPB | Sept. 26, 2016

In the second episode of "The Four Top," we kvetch about B.S. food terminology, learn why inherent flavor will save our lives and cast our net around bycatch, the best new thing in seafood.

Alternative Justice: Portland Music Scene's Next Steps Amid Sexual Assault Controversy

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016

Deep dissatisfaction with the criminal justice response to sexual assault has some looking for workarounds.

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Kahlief Adams: What Plays While Gaming For Change

OPB | Sept. 24, 2016 1:33 a.m. | Portland

Podcast host and gamer is on the bill at AffectConf in early October

Arts | local | Music | NW Life | Sessions

Loch Lomond Live At OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 21, 2016 1:15 p.m.

Portland's Loch Lomond perform songs from Pens from Spain, the band's first US album in five years.

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Q&A With The Author Of A Sexual Assault Blacklist

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 11:47 a.m. | Portland

An organizer of DIY music events talks about why she keeps a list of artists accused of assault or rape, and why she decided to share it with other bookers.

Arts | local | History | NW Life

Sept. 25, 1903: Artist Mark Rothko Born

OPB | Sept. 24, 2016 2:40 p.m.
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Bamford Blows Up With 'Lady Dynamite'

OPB | Sept. 24, 2016 12:14 a.m. | Portland

Stand-up’s nicest is headed to Oregon next month to headline the All Jane Comedy Festival.

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Drag Queens And Indians, Or What Cher And Peter Pan Have In Common

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 3:19 p.m.

Best known as drag clown Carla Rossi, artist Anthony Hudson loses the wig for a show about how pop culture formed his identity as a half-Native American, half-white kid in small town Oregon.

Entertainment | Arts

'Transparent' Actor Jeffrey Tambor Says He Found His Dream Role In Maura

NPR | Sept. 22, 2016 3:43 p.m.

Tambor plays a transgender woman in the Amazon show. "It's a perfect role," he says. "... I thought I was gonna do Lear, but I'm gonna do Maura." "Transparent's" third season comes out on Friday.

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Hear Neil Young's New Anti-Pipeline Protest Song

NPR | Sept. 20, 2016 6:38 a.m.

Young's latest single, "Indian Givers," takes on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Portland To Host College Basketball Tournament For Phil Knight's 80th Birthday

AP | Sept. 21, 2016 4:16 p.m. | Portland

A 16-team tournament featuring some of college basketball's elite teams will be staged next year in Portland to honor Nike co-founder Phil Knight before his 80th birthday.

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Will Our Future High-Rises Be Made Of Wood?

OPB | Sept. 18, 2016 1:07 p.m. | Portland

Lever Architecture completes the nation's first cross-laminated timber building and clears designs for an 11-story tower, positioning Oregon at the forefront of a new, green technology.


'His Instrument Gave Me Wings': Remembering Synth Inventor Don Buchla

NPR | Sept. 19, 2016 6:04 a.m.

Suzanne Ciani and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith pay tribute to the modular synth pioneer.

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Tribute to Jazz Town (1713)

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | Sept. 12, 2016

Savor the conversation. Every other Monday, a roundtable of culinary media insiders discuss today’s hot-button topics in food and beverage culture. Hosted by Katherine Cole.

Cooking With OPB

Recipes, tips and how-to's from around the Northwest.

OPB | March 24, 2016

'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Explore the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland's brief, brilliant jazz age. 

OPB | March 23, 2016