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Broken Treaties: An Oral History Tracing Oregon's Native Population

OPB | March 20, 2017 6:30 p.m.

For the new “Oregon Experience” documentary “Broken Treaties,” native Oregonians reflect on what has been lost since and what’s next for their tribes.

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Connecting Art And Culture: Native American Artists In Oregon

OPB | March 20, 2017 6:30 p.m. | Portland

In its 17 years, "Oregon Art Beat" has traveled all across the state to profile some of the many Native American artists creating work right here in Oregon. Here are just a few artists you should know about.

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Historical Photos Offer A Glimpse Into Native Oregonians' Lives

OPB | March 13, 2017 11:01 a.m. | Portland

In 1851, the first treaty was signed in Oregon between the Indians and the U.S. government. These historical photos offer a small glimpse into the lives of the native Oregonians around the turn of the last century.

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The Unlikely Bond Between An Oregon Town And The Man Who Bombed It

OPB | Dec. 7, 2016 8 a.m. | Brookings, Oregon

In 1962 the junior chamber of commerce in Brookings invited a Japanese fighter pilot to be an honored guest in the town's Azalea Festival. The pilot had tried to destroy the town 20 years earlier. 

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Julie Keefe's Photos Show Beauty And Heartbreak Of Northeast Portland

OPB | Nov. 25, 2016 10:22 a.m.

Julie Keefe has spent decades photographing seismic events and everyday life in Portland's black community for the Skanner newspaper, as seen in an exhibition at the Oregon Historical Society.

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On His Latest Album, Common's Political Commentary Gets Personal

NPR | Nov. 4, 2016 4:41 a.m.

"I want my life to be fulfilled in a way where people will say, 'This dude inspired people. He was a good father. He just was a nice person,'" the rapper says. Black America Again is out today.

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The Dangerous Life Of A Columbia River Bar Pilot

OPB | Oct. 18, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Imagine a stretch of water so dangerous even huge ships can’t cross it safely. Such a place exists in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Tupac Shakur's Legacy, 20 Years On

NPR | Sept. 13, 2016 5:50 a.m.

Two decades after the rapper's death, writer Kevin Powell unpacks the complexities he embodied.

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Darcelle Crowned World's 'Oldest Drag Queen Performer' By Guinness

OPB | Aug. 17, 2016 5:15 p.m.

Guinness World Records awarded the City of Roses’ grand dame — who operates Darcelle XV, the longest-running drag revue west of the Mississippi — the designation this week.

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Oregon's 1st Gold Medalist Led An Extraordinary Life

OPB | Aug. 15, 2016 6 a.m. | Portland

Alfred Carlton Gilbert, Oregon's first gold medalist, was an incredible athlete but he also a magician, inventor and successful businessman.