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Wheelchair Beauty Queen Sings For Toilets

NPR | Aug. 4, 2015 5:59 a.m.

She's Miss Wheelchair Nigeria and an activist for the disabled. Today, she introduced President Obama as he spoke to young African leaders. But she still faces discrimination in public bathrooms.

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Maturing Into Modern Kin

OPB | July 26, 2015 12:07 p.m. | Portland

Modern Kin played this weekend at PDX Pop Now! Festival.

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Fossils Of Technology: 'The Imitation Archive' Turns Near-Extinct Machines Into Music

NPR | July 25, 2015 7:55 a.m.

The project uses audio recordings of old computers in musical compositions.

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Willis Conover, The Voice Of Jazz Behind The Iron Curtain

NPR | July 25, 2015 7:55 a.m.

American broadcaster Willis Conover was known around the world in places like Prague, Moscow and Warsaw, but not so much at home. For more than 40 years, he hosted a jazz show on the Voice of America.

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#NPRreads: Electric Dylan, Fracking And The Iran Deal Deconstructed

NPR | July 24, 2015 10:30 a.m.

Also this week, the world's most famous DJ you've probably never heard.

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Salem Chamber Orchestra Executive Director Resigns

Statesman Journal | July 23, 2015 11 a.m. | Salem, Oregon

Terra Hurdle, Salem Chamber Orchestra’s executive director, has resigned to pursue her passion for teaching and performing music.

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Astoria Music Festival Board Resigns Amid Dispute

OPB | July 22, 2015 4:54 p.m. | Astoria, Oregon

Citing fears that the artistic director, Keith Clark, would start a separate festival over an unresolved difference, the board steps aside to clear the way for new leadership.

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Celebrating Dave Camp, Portland's Renaissance Artist

OPB | July 21, 2015 10:52 a.m.

The local musician’s candid, public struggle with cancer rallied a deluge of love to his side.

Music | Nation

Springsteen Crashes The Show ... And No One Seems To Mind

NPR | July 20, 2015 1:16 p.m.

The Boss showed up, unannounced, at a bar on the Jersey Shore and played for nearly two hours.

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Songs For A Plutonian Road Trip

NPR | July 14, 2015 8:22 a.m.

As the New Horizons spacecraft arrives at Pluto, here are nine songs inspired by the dwarf planet.