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Oregon Historical Photo: Theodore Roosevelt Highway

OPB | March 23, 2015 midnight

Jefferson is a remote area in northern California and southern Oregon, rich in natural resources. Feeling forgotten by both states’ governments, the citizens grew frustrated over poor infrastructure and impassable roads. Find out how Gilbert Gable, mayor of Port Orford, initiated the area’s most famous secessionist movement.

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Oregon Historical Photo: ‘Mother Of Equal Suffrage’

OPB | March 16, 2015 midnight

Oregon women won the right to vote and serve on juries in 1912, eight years before those rights became federal law. Find out how activist Abigail Scott Duniway championed women’s causes for more than 40 years.

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Motoya Nakamura Hopes 'Sakura Sakura' Inspires People To Reflect On Their Own Lives

OPB | March 13, 2015 midnight

Photographer Motoya Nakamura's new exhibit features 12 images of cherry trees that are planted at the Japanese American Historical Plaza and Bill of Rights Memorial in downtown Portland's Tom McCall Waterfront Park.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Sagebrush Symphony Float

OPB | March 9, 2015 midnight

In the early 1900s, violinist Mary Dodge first started teaching music to the children of Harney County. Find out how she formed the Sagebrush Symphony, which would tour Eastern Oregon, visit Portland and Salem, and become the precursor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.  

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Sculptor Mike Leckie: Giving Life To The Lifeless

OPB | March 5, 2015 midnight

Mike Leckie, who has been a sculptor for nearly 5o years, works in bronze, cast iron, glass, marble and other stones. But he says that his medium is actually the human figure.

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OPB Mug Shots: Every Mug Has A Story

OPB | March 4, 2015 10 a.m. | Portland

When you're involved with public media, either as an employee or a member, you tend to own a lot of mugs. At OPB, each desk has at least one cup for morning coffee or afternoon tea, and we were sure our audience had plenty of mugs of their own to share.

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Italian Art Comes To Portland Through 'Living With Glass' Exhibit

OPB | March 4, 2015 midnight

Living with Glass, an exhibit of Italian art, is currently on display at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. See a slideshow of some of the works of art made available by collector Dane Nelson.

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Tomo Tsurumi’s Art Inspires His Recovery From Bike Accident

OPB | March 3, 2015 midnight

Artist and musician Tomo Tsurumi sustained a life-altering accident that put him in the hospital. Find out how his passion for art is helping to fuel his recovery.

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Oregon Historical Photo: Lola G. Baldwin, Nation’s First Policewoman

OPB | March 2, 2015 midnight

Lola G. Baldwin was the nation’s first municipal policewoman, sworn in by Portland’s police department in 1908. Find out how she crusaded to prevent vulnerable young women from falling into lives of crime.

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Happy Birthday, MarchFourth Marching Band!

OPB | Feb. 26, 2015 7:45 a.m.

The Portland band is celebrating its 12th birthday with a special show at the Crystal Ballroom. Check out Oregon Art Beat's profile from 2007 when "M4" was still a mainly local phenomenon.