Arts & Life

Searching For Buried Treasure In China, A Writer Discovers Himself

NPR | March 30, 2015

During the Sino-Japanese War, Huan Hsu's great-great-grandfather buried his vast porcelain collection to keep it safe. Hsu went to find it 70 years later, on a trip about more than missing china.

Oregon Historical Photo: Gov. Tom McCall

OPB | March 30, 2015

Tom McCall was possibly Oregon’s most productive governor, serving from 1967 to 1975. Find out how his bold achievements protected the state’s unique quality of life and values.

Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?

NPR | March 30, 2015

A recent lawsuit raised a red flag about traces of arsenic in some value-oriented California wines. But, by European and Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.

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State of Wonder

A Tenuous Business: Re-Thinking Support For Theater Artists

OPB | March 20, 2015 2:07 p.m.

Three actors speak frankly about facing down food & housing insecurity, and pressure from medical bills. Also, Damaso Rodriguez talks about a new system of support in development at Artists Rep.

Music | Sessions

Lost Lander at OPB

opbmusic | March 23, 2015 7:36 p.m.

The power-pop quartet plays a set in our studio from their new release, Medallion.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Theodore Roosevelt Highway

OPB | March 23, 2015 midnight

Jefferson is a remote area in northern California and southern Oregon, rich in natural resources. Feeling forgotten by both states’ governments, the citizens grew frustrated over poor infrastructure and impassable roads. Find out how Gilbert Gable, mayor of Port Orford, initiated the area’s most famous secessionist movement.


Pretty Yende: An Opera Star Whose Rise Began With A Fall

NPR | March 20, 2015 3:55 a.m.

A mishap in the South African soprano's Met debut still makes her laugh.

Music | Sessions

Live Video: Hustle and Drone

opbmusic | March 11, 2015 4:33 p.m.

Watch the electro-pop band's performance in our latest video from Stagepass.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: ‘Mother Of Equal Suffrage’

OPB | March 16, 2015 midnight

Oregon women won the right to vote and serve on juries in 1912, eight years before those rights became federal law. Find out how activist Abigail Scott Duniway championed women’s causes for more than 40 years.

NW Life | local | Arts

Motoya Nakamura Hopes 'Sakura Sakura' Inspires People To Reflect On Their Own Lives

OPB | March 13, 2015 midnight

Photographer Motoya Nakamura's new exhibit features 12 images of cherry trees that are planted at the Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial in downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park.


Dengue Fever at OPB

opbmusic | March 10, 2015 10:54 a.m.

The LA-based group's easy-going Cambodian-American rock fills our studios.

State of Wonder

Welcome to Geronimo Johnson's 'Braggsville'

OPB | March 6, 2015 6:55 p.m.

The writer on staff at OSU Cascades' Low-Residency MFA program is getting raves for his second novel. He talks with us about race in his stories, on his decision to dig into street theater, and more.

NW Life | local | Oregon Historical Photo Of The Week

Oregon Historical Photo: Sagebrush Symphony Float

OPB | March 9, 2015 midnight

In the early 1900s, violinist Mary Dodge first started teaching music to the children of Harney County. Find out how she formed the Sagebrush Symphony, which would tour Eastern Oregon, visit Portland and Salem, and become the precursor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.  

On the Air


Darkroom To Digital: An Oregon Art Beat Special

From documenting the grandeur of the West to pushing the boundaries of the artform, explore Oregon’s remarkable and groundbreaking relationship with photography

OPB | Feb. 04, 2015