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Desert Rain: Bend Home Meets Living Building Challenge

OPB | Jan. 14, 2017 9:40 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Tom Elliott and Barbara Scott have constructed the first single-family home to meet the Living Building Challenge.

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Jimmy Makarounis, Owner Of Portland Jazz Club Jimmy Mak's, Dies Of Cancer

OPB | Jan. 2, 2017 4:04 p.m. | Portland

Jimmy Makarounis, the longtime owner of famed Portland jazz venue Jimmy Mak's, has died after a prolonged battle with cancer.

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Northwest Governments Embrace Art In Public Spaces

The Columbian | Jan. 2, 2017 11:47 a.m.

Visiting a government building isn’t always a happy experience — let alone a deep, moving one. But Southwest Washington government agencies are embracing the use of art in their public spaces.

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Actress Debbie Reynolds Dies 1 Day After Daughter Carrie Fisher's Death

AP | Dec. 28, 2016 5:20 p.m.

Her son, Todd Fisher, said Reynolds died Wednesday, a day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, who was 60.

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Not My Job: We Quiz Sen. Bernie Sanders On KFC's Colonel Sanders

NPR | Dec. 11, 2016 9:07 a.m.

This week, we welcome the world's foremost Larry David impersonator (and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate) onto the show.

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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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'The Four Top': So What About Soylent? | Craft Beer's Dirty Little Secret | Fear The Great White Yeti

OPB | Nov. 21, 2016 7 a.m. | Portland

We uncover craft beer's dirty little secret and examine the cult phenom that is the Yeti cooler company — but not before sipping Soylent, the embattled Silicon Valley food replacement.

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A Queen Among Kings

NPR | Nov. 21, 2016 6:38 a.m.

The fiery singer, whose work with The Dap-Kings helped inspire a soul revival, died Nov. 18 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.

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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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'Good Girls Revolt' Takes On Gender Bias In The Newsroom

NPR | Oct. 27, 2016 4:25 a.m.

Amazon's new series Good Girls Revolt, set in 1969, was inspired by a landmark gender bias case at Newsweek. Showrunners also hired women at every level of the cast and crew — a Hollywood rarity.