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Fernando Turns Up the Heat

opbmusic | Nov. 24, 2015

Fernando and a veteran band play new songs from Leave the Radio On in the studios at OPB.

Waterfall Hunters Surpass Goal Of 365 Waterfalls In A Year

OPB | Nov. 19, 2015

A couple sets out to see 365 waterfalls in a year but instead finds 500.

Heartless Bastards Performs Acoustic Set at OPB

opbmusic | Nov. 19, 2015

Heartless Bastards play a stripped-down acoustic set of music from their album Restless Ones.

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Remembering Cynthia Robinson, Co-Founder Of Sly & The Family Stone

NPR | Nov. 24, 2015 11:34 a.m.

The trailblazing trumpeter and vocalist died Monday at age 69.

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Is 'Wildwood' Headed For The Big Screen?

OPB | Nov. 21, 2015 noon

Conversations from Wordstock with literary stars about their works, whether LAIKA is going to make a “Wildwood” animated movie and much more.

Health | Food

Turning Down Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

NPR | Nov. 23, 2015 3:32 p.m.

Part of the cancer risk posed by eating red and processed meats is actually related to how the meat is prepared. Lower temperature, slower cooking – like baking or roasting – is a better health bet.

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Quality Over Quantity: Rock Climber Alex Honnold On Life And Risk

OPB | Nov. 23, 2015 12:32 p.m.

Honnold is famous for his free solo climbs — thousands of feet up sheer rock walls without rope.


Break Up Or Make Up, On '25' Adele Always Comes Through

NPR | Nov. 23, 2015 8:50 a.m.

Focusing on piano balladry and Adele's commanding voice, 25 radiates confidence.


'Secret In Their Eyes' Brings A Brutal Story To A New Home

NPR | Nov. 19, 2015 2:03 p.m.

The American remake of an Argentinian Oscar winner doesn't do enough to distinguish itself from the original, though it finds a few interesting angles.

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PNCA President Tom Manley To Leave For Antioch College

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 3:10 p.m. | Portland

Manley ends a 12-year run as the Portland college's president, leaving behind new infrastructure for Oregon's premier art school.

Catching Up With Carson Ellis And Colin Meloy

OPB | Nov. 18, 2015 7 a.m. | Portland

One of Portland's top creative power couples talks about working together on "Wildwood," and what's next.


Pickathon Woods Stage: JD McPherson

opbmusic | Nov. 16, 2015 8 a.m.

Watch the rockabilly musician play "You Must Have Met Little Caroline?" among the twisted twigs and trees of the Woods Stage.

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Eugene Music Professor Wins Prestigious Book Award

OPB | Nov. 17, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Eugene, Oregon

Jack Boss' study of the 12-tone modern master Arnold Schoenberg takes annual prize for music theory writing.

Books | Arts

Adam Johnson, Ta-Nehisi Coates Win National Book Awards

NPR | Nov. 19, 2015 5:16 a.m.

The authors won the literary prize in the fiction and nonfiction categories, respectively. Also taking home awards were Robin Coste Lewis, for her debut poetry collection, and Neal Shusterman.

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Greetings From The Northwest: Wordstock

OPB | Sept. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.


Marc Acito Pledges 'Allegience'

OPB | Nov. 14, 2015 midnight | Portland

A longtime Portlander returns to Broadway, writing for a show starring George Takei.


'We Didn't Wanna Be Anybody Else': A Tribe Called Quest Reflects On Its Debut

NPR | Nov. 16, 2015 2:07 p.m.

Phife Dawg and Ali Shaheed Muhammad discuss People's Instinctive Travels, which turned 25 this year.


Adele's '25' Is Coming. Where You'll Hear It Is A Mystery For Now

NPR | Nov. 15, 2015 5:26 p.m.

A word you may hear a lot this week: "streamable."

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State Of Wonder: Nov. 14, 2015

OPB | Nov. 14, 2015 noon

George Takei, Andy Warhol, the Lipinski Stradivarius — it's a star-studded travelogue around the country, from Amazon's new Seattle store to the Oregon Territory to the bright lights of Broadway.

Music | Arts

Jazz Pianist Darrell Grant Explores More 'Territory'

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015 2:09 p.m.

CD release show scheduled for Grant's love letter to Oregon.


Charlie Sheen Says He Has HIV

AP | Nov. 17, 2015 6:35 a.m.

In an interview Tuesday on NBC's "Today," the 50-year-old Sheen said he tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS.


Missy Elliott's Return Is Everything We Crave

NPR | Nov. 12, 2015 5:11 p.m.

"We need it," says critic Ann Powers of the rapper's comeback moment.

News | Arts

Salem Chamber Orchestra In Bankruptcy

OPB | Nov. 13, 2015 12:39 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The ensemble ends 31 years of concerts, insolvent.

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Greetings From The Northwest: OPB at Wordstock

A monthly series exploring stories, adventures and issues in the Northwest.

Greetings From The Northwest: Wordstock | Sept. 01, 2015