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

NPR | Feb. 18, 2017

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

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

OPB | Feb. 17, 2017

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

Keeping The Curtain Up: Eugene Opera Asks Public For Input

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

At public meetings, the company lays out its financial situation and looks to the community for a way out of its insolvency.

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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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Happy 158th Birthday, Oregon

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 10:08 p.m.
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'The Four Top': Why Truffles Are Like Drugs | Restaurant Playlists | Rethinking The Microwave

OPB | Feb. 13, 2017 11:37 a.m. | Portland

We commence our three-course dining discussion with murder, theft, forgery and black market sales. These are all standard practices in the truffle trade, and recent research has unearthed the fact that the fragrant fungi can give diners a high.


2017 Grammy Awards: Adele Upsets Beyonce, Chance Arrives, Politics Pop (Slightly)

NPR | Feb. 12, 2017 9:56 p.m.

Adele swept the major categories over Beyonce, David Bowie posthumously won every award he was nominated for and the Grammys sometimes obliquely addressed a charged political climate.

Music | Arts

opbmusic's Monday Mix: Elbow, Vagabon, BNQT

opbmusic | Feb. 13, 2017 11:15 a.m.

Listen to three new songs hitting the airwaves this week on our broadcast.

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R&B, Gospel Artist Liz Vice Finds Her Voice

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

Portland R&B and gospel artist Liz Vice never imagined a life as a singer, but once she began singing in church, her path quickly unfolded before her. 


After Wowing Pharrell, Maggie Rogers Delivers Her Pop Thesis

NPR | Feb. 13, 2017 6:13 a.m.

In 2016, a video of Pharrell Williams being floored by one of Rogers' demos went viral. She tells Lulu Garcia-Navarro how she arrived at a sound that marries acoustic folk to electronic production.

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The Blacksmith Revival At Oaks Bottom Forge

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

One traditional forge in the Sellwood neighborhood of Southeast Portland has been attracting everyone from engineers to chefs who want to learn how to forge their own tools.

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Eugene Opera Must Raise $230K To Survive

OPB | Feb. 9, 2017 8 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

With two remaining season productions canceled, the Eugene Opera faces a big fundraising lift to maintain operations.

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A Great Way To Travel The Owyhee? By Boat

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

"Oregon Field Guide" joins geologist Dr. Liz Safran and river guide Audrey Gehlhausen for a journey through the geologic wonderland of the Owyhee Canyonlands.

Sports | Entertainment | Arts | Music

Blazers' Damian Lillard Talks Balancing Hoops And Hip-Hop

opbmusic | Feb. 8, 2017 12:45 p.m.

The Portland Trail Blazers' star point guard talks about his music - and starting a record label.


The Disruptors: Best Rap Album Nominees Bask In Hip-Hop's Digital Dominance

NPR | Feb. 10, 2017 6:20 a.m.

The nominees for Best Rap Album show how hip-hop, in 2016, owned the Internet.

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Dinner And A Movie And A Flight: Hollywood Theatre Set To Open At The Portland Airport

OPB | Feb. 2, 2017 2:19 p.m. | Portland

The iconic Hollywood Theatre will show works by local filmmakers at its new outpost on the C Concourse.

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Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Jan. 31, 2017 midnight

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

Books | Arts | State of Wonder

David Walker On New Luke Cage Comics Series For Marvel

OPB | Feb. 6, 2017 7 p.m.

The Portland-based writer will wrap up “Power Man and Iron Fist” and start a “Cage” standalone in May.

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Jack London Bar To Be Portland’s Newest Home For Jazz

OPB | Feb. 1, 2017 4:16 p.m. | Portland

Owners of Dante's, Star Theater and Bar XV joined forces with the Soul'd Out Music Festival to offer a refuge for bands and fans.


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.

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