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Ifanyi Bell


Ifanyi Bell is an Emmy™-nominated digital producer who worked at OPB from January 2011-August 2014. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has been working in public media for more than 10 years. Ifanyi graduated from Hampshire College with a degree in filmmaking and communications. He loves his daughter and cycling.

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Recent Articles

Music | Arts | One Song

One Song: Liz Vice - 'Empty Me Out'

OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 8:45 a.m.

Last year, Liz Vice sang lead vocals on a gospel album that has generated quite a stir in the Portland music scene. Watch her perform "Empty Me Out" from the Bungalo 9 recording studio in Southeast Portland.

Music | News | Arts

Mural Unveiled Remembering Working Kirk Reeves

OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:36 p.m. | Portland

The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.

local | NW Life

Community Cycling Center Signals Turn Toward Social Avenues

OPB | Aug. 5, 2014 midnight

The Community Cycling Center in Northeast Portland plans to strengthen its role as an advocate for the communities it serves.

local | NW Life | Arts

Project Dayshoot Celebrates Revival, Announces 'Picture Oregon'

OPB | July 30, 2014 midnight

The people behind the revival of Project Dayshoot hope to turn a singular moment in Oregon's history into an ongoing celebration of the state and its people.

local | Food | Cook It At Home

Cook It At Home: Bonnie Morales' Herring Under A Fur Coat

OPB | July 25, 2014 midnight

Bonnie Morales, chef and owner of Kachka, demonstrates how to make a zakuski dish: herring under a fur coat, a colorful layered salad.

local | Food | NW Life

Non-Profit Coffee Company Looking To Share The Perfect Cup

OPB | July 17, 2014 midnight

A few months ago, Montana-based company Cup of Excellence opened offices in Portland with the aim of connecting with the city's rich coffee heritage.

local | Arts

Portland Film Festival Hosts 'Sex Ed' World Premiere

OPB | July 16, 2014 7:45 a.m.

The Portland Film Festival will be presenting the world premiere of Sex Ed, a new romantic comedy directed by Isaac Feder and starring Academy Award-nominated actor Haley Joel Osment.

local | Music | One Song

One Song: DEAN! - 'Whitest Dove'

OPB | July 8, 2014 7:45 a.m.

Portland husband-and-wife duo Luke and Rachael Price sing one song for OPB's Arts & Life: the nostalgia-laden ballad Whitest Dove live from the Crystal Ballroom in Portland.

local | NW Life

Once A Parking Lot, Now A World Cup Destination

OPB | June 17, 2014 1:30 p.m.

Now that the World Cup is upon us, Portlanders have another place to get their soccer fix. Armed with a tent and multiple big-screen TVs, one man has turned an empty lot into a haven for international football fans.

local | NW Life | Arts

Artists Capturing 'Public Displays of Affection' In Downtown Portland

OPB | June 11, 2014 midnight

Two artists are curating a unique exhibition staged at the Portland Building that seeks to explore the many ways love and connection are communicated among people.

local | Entertainment | Music

'State of Wonder' Welcomes Guest Curator Simon Tam

OPB | May 29, 2014 11:15 a.m.

The founder and bassist of the Portland-based dance-rock-band The Slants is joining State of Wonder for his guest curator debut.

local | NW Life | Arts

Local Filmmakers Explore Oregon's Racially Exclusive History In 'Whitelandia'

OPB | May 14, 2014 midnight

Matt Zodrow and Tracy MacDonald aim to explore some of the lesser-known aspects of Oregon's history in their film Whitelandia.

local | Arts

Bridgetown Comedy Festival: Heavy On The Jokes, Heavier On Community

OPB | May 2, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Now in its seventh year, this "summer camp for comedians" once again descends on the Rose City.

local | Arts

'State of Wonder' Welcomes Guest Curator Jeff Jahn

OPB | April 24, 2014 2:30 p.m.

State of Wonder welcomed art curator and critic Jeff Jahn this week as the show's guest curator. Learn more about Jahn in this Q&A.

local | Books

Local Organization Rises To The Challenge Of Banned Books

OPB | April 23, 2014 midnight

Justin Stanley is the founder of The Uprise Books Project, a Vancouver, Washington-based nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting censorship and promoting literacy.

local | NW Life | Arts

'Filmed By Bike' Brings International Bike Cinema To Portland

OPB | April 10, 2014 midnight

Filmed by Bike is the city's premiere film festival dedicated to movies with themes revolving around bikes.

local | Music | Arts

Musician Amenta Abioto Is A 'Heavy Woman,' Performing At Reed College Arts Week

OPB | March 7, 2014 2 p.m.

As a guest of Reed College's student-curated Art Week, musician and artist Amenta Abioto is set to take the stage at Heavy Women, a concert featuring performers currently active in Portland underground music.

Books | Arts

Poet Nikki Giovanni's 'Chasing Utopia': On Family, Friendship & Food 

OPB | Feb. 27, 2014 2 p.m.

Nikki Giovanni's latest book, Chasing Utopia, is "a hybrid" collection of short stories, poetry and prose exploring memories of family, friends and food.

local | Music | Arts

'State of Wonder' Welcomes Guest Curator Rebecca Gates

OPB | Feb. 21, 2014 10:15 a.m.

This week on State of Wonder, April Baer will be joined by musician Rebecca Gates to explore the latest in music and the arts. Find out more about Gates in our artist Q&A.

local | NW Life | Arts

The Spirit of 'Awesome' Is Alive In Portland

OPB | Feb. 13, 2014 midnight

The Awesome Foundation takes root in Portland, delivering $1,000 micro-grants to individuals to help them follow their dreams and make the city a better place.