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Starchitect's Plans For The Portland Japanese Garden

OPB | Feb. 05, 2016

Internationally renowned architect Kengo Kuma will transform Portland's Japanese Garden into a stunning, one-of-a-kind village.

Watch Now: Discovering Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 04, 2016

Oregon Field Guide assembles its largest, most complex expedition ever to take you on an unparalleled adventure of discovery.

Cook It: Succulent Salt-Baked Steelhead

OPB | Feb. 04, 2016

Watch a time-lapse video of The Country Cat's Adam Sappington making salt-baked steelhead, a quick and delicious recipe from the restaurant's new cookbook.

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Entertainment | Arts | Music

Spike Lee On Michael Jackson's Evolution From Child Star To 'Off The Wall'

NPR | Feb. 5, 2016 11:51 a.m.

"Michael is alive, because his music is still here," Lee says.

Arts | News | NW Life | local

Museum Of Contemporary Craft Closing, Location To Be Sold

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 3:15 p.m.

The Pacific Northwest College of Art will fold the Museum of Contemporary Craft's collection into its own archives to create a new Center for Contemporary Art & Culture in its main building.


Maurice White: The Audacity Of Uplift

NPR | Feb. 5, 2016 2:02 p.m.

Earth, Wind & Fire is ethical black music that forces us to keep our heads up to the sky.

Arts | News

BMX Legend Dave Mirra Dies At 41

AP | Feb. 5, 2016 9:17 a.m.

Police say veteran X Games biker Dave Mirra has died in North Carolina. He was 41.

News | NW Life | Environment | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Slot Canyons, Explained

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

An uncharted slot canyon was recently found deep in an Oregon forest, which left us wondering, what exactly is a slot canyon?


'Hail, Caesar!' Will Make You Miss Movies With Exclamation Points

NPR | Feb. 5, 2016 11:07 a.m.

The 17th film from the Coen Brothers stars George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Brolin and lots more in a rollicking tale of old Hollywood.

Arts | Music | NW Life | local

New Music Venue Hopes To Boost Salem's Music Scene

opbmusic | Feb. 2, 2016 11:35 a.m.

Three Salem, Oregon music scenesters are launching a new venue with hopes of offering up a locally-owned, locally-oriented slice of music and performance in the state capital.

NW Life | Environment | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

The 1st Known Descent Into Valhalla: An Epic Canyon Adventure

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

The Canyon Crew, a group of outdoor professionals, was the first known party to embark down the treacherous half-mile slot canyon

NW Life | Environment

Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

OPB's Oregon Field Guide led an expedition into the heart of an uncharted slot canyon.

Music | Pickathon Woods Stage

Pickathon Woods Stage: Rodrigo Amarante

opbmusic | Feb. 1, 2016 2:26 p.m.

The Brazilian artist plays an ebullient Portugese love song from the stage in the forest.

Food | Nation | Health

A Diet High In Fiber May Help Protect Against Breast Cancer

NPR | Feb. 1, 2016 10:55 a.m.

Eating fruits, vegetables, grains and beans high in fiber can help keep us healthy. A study finds yet another benefit: Women on a high-fiber diet had a lower risk of developing breast cancer.

Food | local

Pendleton Bed And Breakfast Owners Find 80-Year-Old Whisky

East Oregonian | Feb. 1, 2016 9:14 a.m.

The owners of the Pendleton House found three bottles of Teachers Whisky while renovating one of the closets in their bed and breakfast recently in Pendleton.

Arts | Nation

Portraits Of LA's Female Artists Send A Powerful Message: 'You Are Here'

NPR | Feb. 2, 2016 4:08 p.m.

Rebecca Campbell's portrait series documents the women artists who go unnoticed or under-represented. "I made it so that they didn't disappear," she says.

Nation | Elections | Music

Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

NPR | Jan. 31, 2016 11:54 a.m.

No, this isn't a parody: The presidential candidate has a folk album.

Arts | Music

The Hood Internet And The Art Of The Remix

opbmusic | Jan. 27, 2016 1 p.m.

Steve Reidell (aka STV SLV) of The Hood Internet chats with opbmusic host Mason Rippey about the art of the remix.

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

Portland Mayoral And Council Candidates Face Off On Arts And Culture

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 noon

Hear what went down Tuesday night as players in some of Portland's big races discussed the issues at the heart of the creative city: affordable artist space and housing, public funding for the arts, equity issues, and, of course, the arts tax.  

Nation | Science

30 Years After Explosion, Challenger Engineer Still Blames Himself

NPR | Jan. 29, 2016 2:35 p.m.

Bob Ebeling, an anonymous source for NPR's 1986 report on the disaster, tells NPR that despite warning NASA of troubles before the launch, he believes God "shouldn't have picked me for that job."


In 'Sweat,' Adapting To Change Is The Hardest Work Of All

NPR | Jan. 27, 2016 12:45 p.m.

Pultizer Prize winner Lynn Nottage spent two years visiting Reading, Pa., to research her new play. Sweat explores how industrial decline affected workers in the former steel and textile town.

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Hospital System Says Flu Season Has Started

OPB | Jan. 28, 2016 1:44 p.m. | Portland

Providence Health is putting restrictions on visitors at eight Portland area hospitals after an increase in flu activity.

World | Health

In The Arctic Circle, The Sun Will Come Up After 58 Tomorrows

NPR | Feb. 2, 2016 11:27 a.m.

The people in a tiny town in Greenland manage to stay (reasonably) happy even without the sun. But they're sure glad to have it back.

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OPB's Oregon Field Guide led an expedition into the heart of an uncharted slot canyon.

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