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State of Wonder: May 2, 2015

OPB | May 02, 2015

Guster on recording in Portland, Katherine Boo on opening hidden worlds, Joan Didion on covering elections, fun & games with PIGSquad, and Willie Vancouver?

All Songs At 15: Stephin Merritt Writes And Records A Song In Two Days

NPR | April 30, 2015

For this week's Throw Back Thursday we've got a 2007 song Stephin Merritt made for us in two days.

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Dozens Of Writers Join Protest Of Free Speech Award For 'Charlie Hebdo'

NPR | April 30, 2015 1:13 p.m.

Dozens of writers have now signed an open letter that condemns the attacks on the French satirical magazine, but questions whether it deserves a free speech prize for its willingness to offend.


Bigger And Louder Than Ever, Can The Avengers Still Satisfy?

NPR | April 30, 2015 4:13 p.m.

Avengers: Age Of Ultron continues the march of the Marvel Cinematic Universe toward more and more and more of everything. But that's not the same thing as making the movies better.

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My 15 Seconds Of Fame As A 'Grimm' Extra

OPB | April 28, 2015 midnight

While producing the "Oregon Art Beat" special "The Art of Grimm," OPB staff member Jule Gilfillan got to experience life as an extra on the police procedural series filmed in Portland.

Music | Sessions

Road Sessions: The Weather Machine

opbmusic | April 23, 2015 2:49 p.m.

With the Crooked River hundreds of feet below, watch The Weather Machine play at scenic Peter Skene Ogden State Park.

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Appeals Court To Hear Slants Case

OPB | April 27, 2015 10:16 a.m.

The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has agreed to hear the trademark case brought by Portland band The Slants.

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'Ashley's War' Details Vital Work Of Female Soldiers In Afghanistan

NPR | April 28, 2015 2:56 p.m.

A new book looks at the female soldiers who served alongside elite special operations units in Afghanistan in order to connect with a population that was off-limits to male soldiers: Afghan women.