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Art And Marriage: Crystal Schenk And Shelby Davis

OPB | Feb. 23, 2017

Crystal Schenk and Shelby Davis are a husband-and-wife duo who collaborate on public art installations, including a collection of bronze sculptures found along Portland's Division Street.

Portland Jazz Educator Thara Memory Indicted For Alleged Sexual Abuse

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017

A grand jury in Portland has indicted the celebrated jazz educator Thara Memory on several counts of sex abuse.Several charges dating back to 2014 included in the indictment.

A Shocking Ending Caps A Big Oscar Night For 'Moonlight'

NPR | Feb. 27, 2017

It wasn't a terribly exciting or unusual Academy Awards telecast until all of a sudden, it made all kinds of history.

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Oregon Virtual Reality Incubator Takes Artists Into New Worlds

OPB | Feb. 24, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Portland

Imagine a gallery where you can step into a painting or dance with a virtual flamingo. Virtual and augmented reality stand to transform the art world. Tech incubator Oregon Story Board is on the front lines.

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Portland 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca Teams With Kit Seaton Exploring 'Afar'

OPB | Feb. 25, 2017 9:57 a.m. | Portland

Portland artist Leila Del Duca has been drawing an Image Comics series called “Shutter” since 2014. It’s the story of a hard-charging young adventurer named Kate Christopher.

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'The Four Top': Food Network Champion Tells All | Are Laptop Squatters Killing Cafes? | Surprising Reasons Why Kids Should Cook

OPB | Feb. 27, 2017 6:30 a.m.

What's really happening behind the scenes at the Food Network? Are so-called "laptop squatters" bad for business or good for café culture? And could a cooking class improve your child's test scores? To find out, listen to episode 13 of “The Four Top.”

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At 92, Oregon Flag Still Flies With Own Wings

OPB | Feb. 26, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

Made official on Feb. 26, 1925, Oregon was one of the last states in the union without an official flag.  

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Bill Paxton, Prolific Actor And Star Of 'Titanic' And 'Apollo 13,' Dies At 61

NPR | Feb. 26, 2017 9:43 a.m.

Paxton was perhaps best known for his roles in Hollywood blockbusters, but he also took starring turns in TV series like Big Love and Training Day.

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The Last Artful, Dodgr: opbmusic session

opbmusic | Feb. 23, 2017 2 p.m.

The fast-rising Portland rapper -- along with producer Neill Von Tally -- joins us for songs from their new release, Bone Music.

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A New Documentary Explores The Troubled, Brilliant Life Of Pianist Bill Evans

NPR | Feb. 25, 2017 11:44 a.m.

Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.

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Making Public Access TV Cool For A New Generation

OPB | Feb. 21, 2017 7:15 a.m. | Portland

Under dynamic new leadership, Portland Community Media rebrands itself as Open Signal, a media arts center dedicated to storytelling across mediums.

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Examining The Mysterious Glowing Creatures Of Northwest Waterways

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8:30 p.m.

A scientific and eye-popping look at the tiny creatures that produce light in seawater.

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Jay Z Is The First Rapper To Be Elected To Songwriters Hall Of Fame

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 8:35 a.m.

Shawn Carter joins Swedish hit factory Max Martin, Motown co-founder Berry Gordy, The Time's Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis and more.

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This Teeny-Tiny, Handmade Pipe Organ Is Utterly Delightful

NPR | Feb. 22, 2017 8:40 a.m.

Crafted out of paper and cardboard, it's powered by a balloon.

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Grad Student Discovers A Lost Novel Written By Walt Whitman

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 12:08 p.m.

An ad in a March 1852 edition of The New York Times led Zachary Turpin on an electronic search that uncovered a rags-to-riches novella that Whitman published anonymously.

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People Of Color Accounted For 22 Percent Of Children's Books Characters In 2016

NPR | Feb. 18, 2017 8:18 a.m.

In 2016, people of color were the protagonists in fewer than a quarter of new children's books. Here's why that matters.

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Sale Of Hillsboro’s Venetian Theatre Sends Bag & Baggage Packing

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017 11 a.m. | Hillsboro, Oregon

The theater company hustles to make other arrangements as the sale of Hillsboro’s historic Venetian Theatre nears completion.

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Singer And Actor David Cassidy Says He Has Dementia

NPR | Feb. 21, 2017 7:21 a.m.

"I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming," David Cassidy, 66, says of his condition.

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From Controversy To Icon: Portland's Aerial Tram Turns 10

OPB | Feb. 12, 2017 12:45 p.m. | Portland

Portland’s aerial tram can now be seen as one of the city’s most transformational projects ever. But it wasn't always a popular project.

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2016: The Year In Review

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on the biggest stories, best conversations, interesting artists and people who were in the news.

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.