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Jeffrey Sprague


Jeffrey Sprague is an intern/producer for State of Wonder. He comes to OPB after having managed the design and production of Oprah Winfrey's official website Oprah.com. Since moving to Oregon he's been an educator and technologist with the Art Institute of Portland and Oregon Episcopal School. His connection to radio began as a co-founder of WXJM, the student run radio station at James Madison University in Virginia, where he graduated with a degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences.

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State of Wonder

June 28 2014

OPB | June 28, 2014 noon

Wonder goes all deep focus. The moment that almost tore an artistic partnership apart. Also, Willy Vlautin's incandescent new side project, The Delines.

State of Wonder

June 21, 2014

OPB | June 21, 2014 noon

Our show from Bend! Taped Live at Armature, poet Emily Carr, Painter and Concept Artist Donald Yatomi, the metal work of Andrew Wachs, and much more....

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Donald Yatomi Imagines The Fantastic

OPB | June 20, 2014 3:56 p.m.

Donald Yatomi spends his days creating concept art for video games. He also pursues fine art paintings that explore the loneliness of busy places.

State of Wonder

June 14, 2014

OPB | June 14, 2014 noon

This week... OCT takes on the subject of mass shootings with columbinus, Beats, Lyrics, Leaders fusing dubstep with traditional sounds, Quiet Music Festival returns to Disjecta, and Ural Thomas & the Pain on the rise.

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Quiet Music Festival Chris Johanson's on Taking It Down, Take It Down

OPB | June 14, 2014 11:36 a.m.

Chris Johanson envisioned the Quiet Music Festival as a way to get folks together and make music and art, to pay attention to the quiet and even possibly drift off to sleep.

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June 7, 2014

OPB | June 7, 2014 noon

This week, Brian Rogers named to lead state arts and culture groups, Pedro Reyes at Assembly, Kurt Vonnegut inspires dance theater at the U of O, and carving a new path for fashion in Cascadia.

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Rachel Winchester Choreographs "Girl Pool: An Adaptation", To Be Performed at Kennedy Center

OPB | June 7, 2014 11:07 a.m.

Rachel Winchester and the choreography of Girl Pool: An Adaptation. It’s being performed in the biennial American College Dance Festival this weekend at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

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May 31, 2014: Guest Curator Simon Tam

OPB | May 31, 2014 noon

State of Wonder welcomes guest curator Simon Tam to talk about the rock band business, the links between tech and art and more.

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Artists, Race and Identity

OPB | May 31, 2014 9:52 a.m.

Simon Tam is joined by authors Matthew Salesses and Daniel Jose Older to discuss the way race and identity factor into the world of writers and writing.

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Music Business Hacks: What Helps Make Your Band a Business?

OPB | May 30, 2014 11:06 a.m.

Guest curator Simon Tam explores topics from his book Music Business Hacks about ways musicians can sustain their careers.

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Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson Tour of Art Beat Exhibition

OPB | May 24, 2014 12:07 p.m.

Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson Curator of Northwest Art at the Portland Art Museum gives a tour of some highlights of the Oregon Art Beat Exhibition

State of Wonder

May 24, 2014

OPB | May 24, 2014 noon

It's the State of Wonder! This week: new leaders and iconoclasts, shaking things up in indie pop, the concert hall, web comics, and more.

Entertainment | Arts | Music | Technology | local | State of Wonder

May 17, 2014

OPB | May 17, 2014 noon

State of Wonder returns with more arts coverage in Oregon. Marco Beneveto, George Saunders, Classical Up Close and more...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical But Were Afraid to Ask

OPB | May 16, 2014 11:43 a.m.

April teams up with Niel DePonte to co-host an evening with Oregon Symphony musicians, revealing "Everything You Wanted To Know About Classical Music But Were Afraid To Ask! (Almost)""

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Povey Brothers Studio Stained Glass Restoration in Bend

OPB | May 16, 2014 9:57 a.m.

A Methodist Church in Bend, Oregon is restoring their stained glass windows dating from the 1920's and created by the "Tiffanys of the NW" Portland's Povey Brother's Studio.

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May 10, 2014

OPB | May 10, 2014 noon

Wonder time again! We'll have a check in with what's happening over at Oregon Art Beat, the film APP where your smartphone interacts with the plot of the film premieres in Portland, a profile of comic book colorist Dave Stewart, and more.

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May 3, 2014

OPB | May 3, 2014 noon

State of Wonder is back for another week of Oregon arts awesome! We spoke with Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Bill Rauch about All the Way, nominated this week for two Tony Awards.

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Director Bill Rauch: All the Way and Pirates of Penzance

OPB | May 3, 2014 10:07 a.m.

Bill Rauch talks about taking the play All the Way from Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Broadway. The play highlights a pivotal point in Johnson's presidency, the 1964 Civil Rights Act. He also is directing the Portland Opera's staging of Pirates of Penzance.

Living as an Artist in Portland, OR

OPB | April 26, 2014 1:30 p.m.

We explore guest curator Jeff Jahn's theory of Portland as a "Capital of Conscience." Observations from three Portland artists, Sean Healy, Avantika Bawa and Chris Johanson about what it is about Portland that attracts or repels artists at certain times.

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April 26, 2014: Guest Curator Jeff Jahn

OPB | April 26, 2014 noon

It's another wonderful week in the arts. We welcome as guest curator, art critic Jeff Jahn to talk about contemporary art and architecture in Portland and beyond.