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The Not-So-Secret BDSM History Of Wonder Woman

OPB | May 26, 2017

How the Amazing Amazon's creator built in plenty of less-than-subtle references to kink.

Comics Writer Greg Rucka On Wonder Woman, Stumptown And More

OPB | May 26, 2017

Nearing the end of a second acclaimed run with Wonder Woman, Greg Rucka talks Amazon theory and relishes getting back to his creator-owned series.

Oregon Project Uses Holograms To Transform The Classroom

OPB | May 26, 2017

Oregon Story Board, Intel and Clackamas Community College have created a cutting-edge educational curriculum using the Microsoft HoloLens.

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The Portlander Who Inspired Krusty The Clown

OPB | May 17, 2017 7 p.m.

Before there was Krusty, there was Rusty. Meet the Portlander who inspired "The Simpsons" Krusty the Clown.

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New Jared Mees Video Follows Man’s Solemn Journey Along Oregon Coast

opbmusic | May 24, 2017 7 a.m.

The Portland songwriter — and co-owner of Tender Loving Empire — releases a new video for his song about loss and letting go.

Books | Arts | Nation

Denis Johnson, Author Of 'Jesus' Son' And 'Tree Of Smoke,' Dies At 67

NPR | May 26, 2017 6:58 a.m.

The National Book Award-winning novelist was perhaps best known for Jesus' Son, a book of interwoven stories focused on the lives of addicts. A spokesman for his publisher tells NPR he died Thursday.

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Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell Dies At Age 52

AP | May 18, 2017 8:15 a.m.

Chris Corenll's death Wednesday night stunned his family and his die-hard fans, who Cornell just performed for hours earlier at a show in Detroit.

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'The Four Top': 6 Seasons | Why Salmon Matters | James Beard On Film

OPB | May 22, 2017 6 a.m. | Portland

How many seasons are there in a year? Six, according to a new cookbook. A salmon expert shares a few summer grilling techniques, and finally, we discuss the lasting legacy of culinary legend James Beard.

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Tank And The Bangas Live At OPB

opbmusic | May 17, 2017 12:30 p.m.

The winners of the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest stop by our studio for a colorful and funny live session and interview.

Arts | Politics | NW Life | local | State of Wonder

Luis Alfaro's Medea Takes On The Mexican Immigrant Experience

OPB | May 12, 2017 9:17 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

“Mojada: A Medea In Los Angeles” recasts Euripides’ classic tale through the lens of Mexican immigrants’ experience.

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Pickathon Woods Stage: Daniel Norgren

opbmusic | May 16, 2017 8 a.m. | Happy Valley, Oregon

The Swedish artist made his U.S. debut last summer at Pickathon, where he performed a classic-sounding song on the stage in the woods.

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Live At OPB: Point Juncture, WA Plays Tracks From New Double Album

opbmusic | May 11, 2017 1:45 p.m.

The Portland rock band play songs from their ambitious new double album and chats with opbmusic's Jerad Walker in front of a live studio audience.


Logic Is Ready To Tell The World Who He Is

NPR | May 15, 2017 5:29 a.m.

The son of a black father and a white mother, Logic says he was "born to make" his new album, Everybody. On it, he confronts issues of identity he says he's been scared to rap about in the past.

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Oregon Symphony Strikes Perfect Harmony With Puppet Master Michael Curry

OPB | May 6, 2017 4:06 p.m.

Next week, the Oregon Symphony will wade into the wonderful world of puppets. For the first time, it is collaborating with artist-designer Michael Curry on a production of Stravinsky’s Persephone.

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'SNL' Host Melissa McCarthy Brings 'Spicey' Back To Troll An Already Bizarre Week

NPR | May 14, 2017 5:04 a.m.

In the end, perhaps, the bar was set too high for the Saturday Night Live episode that was to follow an already baffling series of news events.


First Listen: Land Of Talk's First Album In 7 Years, 'Life After Youth'

NPR | May 11, 2017 2:15 p.m.

On the Montreal-based indie-pop band's first album in seven years, Elizabeth Powell's voice captures a just-right mix of sweetness and ache.

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Solar Eclipse Or Bust: Small Oregon Towns Grapple With How To Prepare For Thousands

OPB | May 5, 2017 6 p.m. | Spray, Oregon

The town of Spray, population 160, is bracing for 10,000 visitors and wondering, how do you begin to feed and house that many?

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Listen: 'The Four Top' Presented By OPB

OPB | May 8, 2017

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.