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Nonprofit Purchases KPLU, Avoids Merger With KUOW

OPB | June 28, 2016

A nonprofit called Friends of 88.5 FM raised $7 million to purchase the station from Pacific Lutheran University, according to a university release.

Sale Of Portland’s Oldest Studio Co-Op Displaces Dozens Of Artists

OPB | June 26, 2016

For nearly 40 years, artists have worked out of the historic Troy Laundry Building. Now the building has a new owner, and most of those artists are searching for new homes.

Portland Milk Drinkers Float Boats At Annual Milk Carton Boat Race

OPB | June 26, 2016

 On a sunny Sunday afternoon in Southeast Portland, hundreds of people gathered to drink milk, eat cheese and watch boats made from recycled milk containers race.

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Cover Stories: Mo Troper - 'Beloved'

opbmusic | June 27, 2016 3 p.m.

On the cover of his solo debut album, Beloved, Portland's Mo Troper pulls out a piece of history from the golden age of Hollywood.

News | NW Life | Transportation | local | Summertime In The Pacific Northwest

World Naked Bike Ride: 'The Freest Feeling'

OPB | June 26, 2016 1:24 a.m. | Portland

The World Naked Bike Ride, an annual staple and Portland favorite, sent thousands of nude cyclists rolling through Portland to promote safety, positivity and unity.

Food | local | Cooking

Turn Up The Heat With Sautéed-Radish Rice Bowls

OPB | June 24, 2016 11:30 a.m.

Push the peppery heat of radishes up a notch by sautéing them and their greens to create quick, fragrant brunch-or-lunch rice bowls.

Entertainment | Arts

Not My Job: We Ask NBA Star Terry Porter About Trail Blazers

NPR | June 27, 2016 12:36 p.m.

In the 1990s, the Portland Trail Blazers were one of the most dominant teams in the NBA. We've invited one of the team's stars to answer three questions about people who've blazed their own trails.

Entertainment | News | Arts

Garrison Keillor To Step Down As Host Of 'A Prairie Home Companion'

OPB | June 17, 2016 5:45 p.m.

On July 1, Garrison Keillor, host of "A Prairie Home Companion," will perform his last show at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

Music | Arts | NW Life | local | Sessions

Neko Case, k.d. lang And Laura Veirs Perform Their New Album Live At OPB

opbmusic | June 20, 2016 5:39 p.m.

Listen to our interview with the songwriting supergroup case/lang/veirs and watch the entire concert recorded in the OPB studios in front of a studio audience.


‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me’ Host Peter Sagal Returns To Portland

OPB | June 18, 2016 9 a.m. | Portland, Oregon

Peter Sagal and the team from "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me" return to Portland June 23–24.

Arts | Books

Hot Dogs Against Conformity In 'Taste Test'

NPR | June 21, 2016 11:48 a.m.

If you're the kind of person who'd wear a hot dog costume to a princess party, you'll love Lisa Hanawalt's lushly illustrated, off-the-wall diary/food meditation/travelogue Hot Dog Taste Test.


Songs We Love: Drive-By Truckers, 'Surrender Under Protest'

NPR | June 21, 2016 6:30 a.m.

A typically tricky Truckers rallying cry brings the band fully into the present political moment.


Fans, Family And The Freakin' Weekend: What's Next In Nashville

NPR | June 21, 2016 10:25 a.m.

A report on what's in store, from the country music industry's biggest annual party.

Arts | Books

Terry McMillan's Latest: Revisiting Past Loves, Rediscovering Yourself

NPR | June 21, 2016 9:01 a.m.

In her new novel, I Almost Forgot About You, McMillan's heroine confronts midlife malaise by reconnecting with men from her past.

Entertainment | Arts

HBO's 'Suited' And The Search For The Perfect Fit

NPR | June 20, 2016 6:33 a.m.

A new documentary follows the clients of a custom suiting shop that works with clients who are transgender or gender-nonconforming.


opbmusic's Weekend Fix: Ages and Ages, Karl Blau, Chance The Rapper

opbmusic | June 17, 2016 1:05 p.m.

Listen to new sounds from the broadcast at opbmusic.


'Jazz Town': Portland's Golden Jazz Age

Explore the neighborhood, politics and music behind Portland's brief, brilliant jazz age. 

> | March 23, 2016

Cooking With OPB

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

> | March 24, 2016