Oregon Lens 2014 Features Diverse Lineup of Independent Films

Host Steve Amen presents five consecutive nights of outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. Find out what films are in this year's lineup, airing August 25-29 at 10 p.m. on OPB TV.

TisDass at OPB

With members from Niger, Portland and Olympia, TisDass plays a set of "desert blues."

Oregon Historical Photo: Votes For Women Tonight

Oregon lagged behind Idaho, Washington and California in extending voting rights to women. But in 1912, supporters ran a successful campaign using modern strategies. Find out how this led to social improvements in Oregon and nationwide.

Arts | Local

Textile Artist Sidnee Snell On Quilting, Engineering & The Art Of Hand Dyeing

OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 midnight

Textile artist Sidnee Snell hand dyes the colorful fabrics she uses in her unique art quilts. A former engineer, Snell incorporates the computer into her process as she creates quilts which are in essence fabric paintings.

Arts | Local | NW Life

'Art Behind Barbed Wire' Features Arts & Crafts From Japanese-American Internment Camps

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 midnight

A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.

Arts | Music | News

Mural Unveiled Remembering Working Kirk Reeves

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:36 p.m.

The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.

World | Food | Arts

For A Proper Pretzel Crust, Count On Chemistry And Memories

NPR | Aug. 09, 2014 5:03 a.m.

The key to getting a good soft pretzel to brown properly is to dip it in a lye solution, the same stuff that's used to make soap. But a German mom insists it takes much more than that.


As Museums Try To Make Ends Meet, 'Deaccession' Is The Art World's Dirty Word

NPR | Aug. 11, 2014 3:24 p.m.

Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.

Local | NW Life

Oregon Historical Photo: Roaring Springs Cave, 1938

OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 midnight

In the late 1930s, archaeologist Dr. Luther Cressman and his crew made groundbreaking discoveries in Southeastern Oregon’s ancient caves. Learn how Cressman challenged prevailing scientific beliefs about the first human settlements in the Americas.

Arts | Local

Laura Larson's 'Hidden Mother': A Photographic Exhibition

OPB | Aug. 07, 2014 4 p.m.

Photographer Laura Larson has curated a collection of 19th-century images of children that explore early photographic techniques. Her exhibition is on display at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery throughout the month of August.

Music | News

Oregon Symphony, Musicians Extend Contract

OPB | Aug. 08, 2014 5:13 p.m.

Talks have produced a one-year extension. Symphony President Showalter says the deal paves the way for growth.

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Featured: William Stafford Centennial

This year, Oregon's award-winning poet laureate William Stafford would have turned 100. We explore his life and the impact he had across the state and genre.

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