Host Steve Amen presents five consecutive nights of outstanding work by Northwest independent filmmakers. Find out what films are in this year's lineup, airing August 25-29 at 10 p.m. on OPB TV.
Aug. 22, 2014
Aug. 26, 2014
Aug. 28, 2014
With members from Niger, Portland and Olympia, TisDass plays a set of "desert blues."
Oregon lagged behind Idaho, Washington and California in extending voting rights to women. But in 1912, supporters ran a successful campaign using modern strategies. Find out how this led to social improvements in Oregon and nationwide.
OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 midnight
Textile artist Sidnee Snell hand dyes the colorful fabrics she uses in her unique art quilts. A former engineer, Snell incorporates the computer into her process as she creates quilts which are in essence fabric paintings.
OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 midnight
A new exhibition at the Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center features arts and crafts made by Japanese-Americans while they were incarcerated in internment camps during World War II.
OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:36 p.m.
The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.
NPR | Aug. 09, 2014 5:03 a.m.
The key to getting a good soft pretzel to brown properly is to dip it in a lye solution, the same stuff that's used to make soap. But a German mom insists it takes much more than that.
NPR | Aug. 11, 2014 3:24 p.m.
Deaccessioning is the permanent removal of an object from a museum's collection. And there are a lot of rules surrounding it — for one, selling art to pay off debt will get you in big trouble.
OPB | Aug. 11, 2014 midnight
In the late 1930s, archaeologist Dr. Luther Cressman and his crew made groundbreaking discoveries in Southeastern Oregon’s ancient caves. Learn how Cressman challenged prevailing scientific beliefs about the first human settlements in the Americas.
OPB | Aug. 07, 2014 4 p.m.
Photographer Laura Larson has curated a collection of 19th-century images of children that explore early photographic techniques. Her exhibition is on display at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery throughout the month of August.
On the Air
Oregon Art Beat
OPB TV | August 21 at 8 p.m.
Oregon Field Guide
OPB TV | September 18 at 8:30 p.m.
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