Nicholas Kristof On Combating The Empathy Gap In 'A Path Appears'

The New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner talks about his new book and documentary produced in collaboration with his wife, Sheryl WuDunn. Their project tackles systemic issues of gender oppression like sex trafficking, poverty and domestic abuse in the United States and globally.

Pickathon Woods Stage: Parquet Courts

Fast-rising quartet Parquet Courts plays "What Color is Blood" at last summer's Pickathon.

'Anne Frank: A History For Today' Opens At The Oregon Jewish Museum

This exhibit gives global and historical context to Anne’s life before, during and after she and her family went into hiding.

Portland Art-Focused School Shows Gains

OPB | Jan. 22, 2015 4:02 p.m.

Reading scores are up at King Elementary, a school at the center of local and federal efforts to boost achievement with arts-based curricula.


'Red Army' Explores How The Cold War Played Out On Ice

NPR | Jan. 22, 2015 2:13 p.m.

When the U.S. team beat the USSR during the 1980 Olympics, it was dubbed the "miracle on ice." Red Army profiles the Russian athletes and their place in the Soviet Union's propaganda machine.

Books | Arts

'Gateway To Freedom': Heroes, Danger And Loss On The Underground Railroad

NPR | Jan. 17, 2015 8:28 a.m.

While writing his new book, historian Eric Foner relied on a recently discovered record of slaves' escapes. He says the documents paint a "revealing picture" of life on the Underground Railroad.


The Decemberists Return, Renewed And A Little Relaxed

NPR | Jan. 19, 2015 4:37 a.m.

After a mainstream breakthrough, singer Colin Meloy found himself missing the freedom of anonymity.

NW Life | local

Oregon Historical Photo: Stagecoach Racing At The Pendleton Round-Up

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015 midnight

The Pendleton Round-Up has been exciting spectators for over a century. Find out how this truly Oregon event, which has featured exhibitions of fancy roping, trick riding and stagecoach racing, got its start.

Arts | Music

Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas

opbmusic | Jan. 14, 2015 2:23 p.m.

Detroit band Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas play a soulful rock 'n' roll set from their debut release.

Arts | Food | Nation | Business

Food Trucks, Share The Lane. Food Bikes Are Merging Into The Business

NPR | Jan. 16, 2015 10:09 a.m.

A growing number of food vendors are literally pedaling their wares. From baristas to veggie farmers, many say bikes are a cheaper, greener, more convenient way to launch their mobile food businesses.

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