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Oregon has set a goal to have all of the class of 2025 graduate high school. OPB is following a group students from now until the year 2025. Learn more about the project, or comment here. This project is part of American Graduate — Let’s Make It Happen! — a public broadcasting initiative to address the drop out crisis, supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
A majority of climate scientists agree – the planet is warming. We decided to focus on the impact of climate change on one small town – the town of Denmark, Oregon.
The head of the Oregon Arts Commission says she's left the organization.
The number of schools with licensed arts teachers fell by three percent, between 2009 and 2012. Nearly a quarter of Oregon schools lacked arts teachers, representing nearly 65,000 students.
There are a few art exhibits showing now that could be thought-provoking to those interested in environmental issues.
Since 1984, Portland Arts & Lectures has been bringing the world’s most celebrated writers, artists, and thinkers to our community. As part of Literary Arts programming, this lecture series has grown from a humble basement gathering in the Portland Arts Museum to sold-out shows at the Arlene Schnitzer concert hall.
Oregon Art Beat is OPB's Emmy Award-winning local arts series, entering its 17th season. Art Beat profiles artists, musicians and artisans from around Oregon and the Northwest. Fall is in the air and it’s time for a brand new season of Oregon Art Beat! Come along as artists from all over the state invite us into their studios to share the joy of creative discovery. First up this new season - Animator/installation artist Laura Heit's work is shown extensively in museums all over the world, and she lives right here in Portland. Watch book excavator James Allen turn even an old textbook into a work of art, and sit down with the Pedal Powered Talk show – yes, it’s just what it sounds like! For a sneak preview, check it out here. Also to come - stories on weaving with a modern twist, glasswork that reveals what’s inside all of us, unexpected dancers – and the art of horror make up! It’s all coming up this season on Oregon Art Beat! Tune in Thursday nights at 8, or join us any time on the web to enjoy full episodes and your favorite segments.
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