We're looking back at some of our favorite moments from our first year on air.
Photo: Jule Gilfillan / Oregon Public Broadcasting
Wallace Stegner's on the truth in fiction, cellist-in-residence Nancy Ives, the Portland Retro Gaming Expo, and more!
OPB | Oct. 24, 2014 10:26 a.m.
Last weekend's Portland Retro Gaming Expo showcased Pac-Man and Donkey Kong, of course. But it also featured new "homebrewed" games for decades-old systems.
OPB | Oct. 23, 2014 3:40 p.m.
With platinum-selling R.E.M. records in the rear-view mirror and some gloriously weird vinyl records out on the Mississippi Records imprint, Buck talks about his evolving sound.
OPB | Oct. 21, 2014 10:39 a.m.
The remastered boxset. It’s a rite of passage for nearly every great band. But what exactly is remastering?
OPB | Oct. 11, 2014 7:51 a.m.
We remember a Portland blues master and a '60s pop icon.
OPB | Oct. 10, 2014 2 p.m.
The Commission has made an effort to focus on different communities throughout the state, starting this week with a regional arts summit in Bend.
OPB | Oct. 09, 2014 3:53 p.m.
Guenther's 14-year tenure ushered in new age of Modernism for the Portland Art Museum.
Sept. 09, 2014 1:32 p.m.
Major survey exhibition of more than 120 works by artists shown at Blue Sky that demonstrates the role the gallery played in establishing photography as a fine art.
OPB | Oct. 09, 2014 3:56 p.m.
The Bend Film Festival is taking place this weekend. The festival has a new executive director at the helm. And for the first time, festival goers will be able to see films on the Warm Springs reservation, including one by a 23 year old tribal member.
OPB | AIRDATE: Sept. 29, 2014 12:45 p.m.
The Oregonian's former editorial cartoonist is now lambasting politicians in California, at the Sacramento Bee.
OPB | Oct. 03, 2014 9:48 a.m.
An extended conversation with David Mitchell, who sat down with us to discuss his new work, his writing influences, parenting a child who has autism, growing up with a stammer, and the spiritual themes that inform his work.
OPB | Oct. 03, 2014 6 a.m.
On Sunday, the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial will be dedicated — with the president on hand. The monument features an installation of intricate glass walls made in Oregon. Here's a look inside the Portland studio where the mammoth production unfolded for nearly three years.
OPB | Oct. 03, 2014 10:34 a.m.
Mark Takiguchi's paintings riffing on glossy home decor catalogs mark the vanguard gallery's revival.
OPB | Oct. 02, 2014 3:57 p.m.
Three writers talk about design that works in Oregon cities, and the interplay between urban design and public dialogue.
opbmusic | Sept. 30, 2014 11:50 a.m.
The new festival played Portland's south waterfront for the first time last weekend.
OPB | Oct. 02, 2014 5:30 p.m.
Portland and Newport shows re-interpreting the classy, timeless music of the Modern Jazz Quartet.
opbmusic | Sept. 23, 2014 4:13 p.m.
Former Fruit Bats' frontman Eric D. Johnson joins us to play from his new release, EDJ.
OPB | Sept. 25, 2014 midnight
Northwest Classical Theatre is staging a production of a play featuring a blind woman, trapped in her apartment with an assailant. The actors talk about how they staged it.
OPB | Sept. 26, 2014 11:26 a.m.
NYC native who launched his career in Seattle flips consciousness about race and class into spot-on observational comedy.
OPB | Sept. 23, 2014 9:52 a.m.
Portland author Lois Leveen's novel revisits time-honored characters with fresh perspective on gender, class, and loss.
opbmusic | Sept. 16, 2014 5:10 p.m.
The San Diego quartet plays summertime jams from their new record, Ride the Black Wave.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 5:47 p.m.
The Wordstock book festival will reboot as a one-day event at the Portland Art Museum, and Powell's Books is back on board.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 12:11 p.m.
Francisco Fernandez de Miguel is using pre-Columbian art to study the neuroscience of how we perceive art.
OPB | Sept. 15, 2014 4:24 p.m.
After 14 years directing exhibitions and acquisitions for the state's largest art museum, Bruce Guenther says he'll step down in October.
OPB | Sept. 20, 2014 2 a.m.
A whole generation after its premiere, we take a second look at Spike Lee's funny, vibrant, sometimes frightening exploration of racial tension in one corner of '80s Brooklyn.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 10:03 a.m.
Rickerby Hinds's Dreamscape dramatizes the events of December 28, 1998, when police shot and killed a nineteen year old black woman in Riverside, California.
OPB | Sept. 19, 2014 11:46 a.m.
Monica Drake is spearheading a Bachelors of Fine Arts in writing at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
OPB | Sept. 12, 2014 3:19 p.m.
Mike and Laura Allred talk about their eye-popping, classic style, and also tell us the story of how they met.
OPB | Sept. 12, 2014 3:36 p.m.
Michael Oeming and Taki Soma are a husband-wife duo that have worked as a team on several comics projects.
OPB | Sept. 12, 2014 4:57 p.m.
Indie rocker, author, and seeker Mike Doughty talks about blowing up his career in the traditional industry, and remaking his creative output.
OPB | Sept. 12, 2014 4:20 p.m.
We talk to Jen Van Meter about her indie and mainstream comics work, including, most recently, The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage.
OPB | Sept. 05, 2014 3:04 p.m.
We check in with Dropping Gems record label, choreographer Tahni Holt, curator Stephanie Snyder, and performance artist Chanticleer Trü about their plans for the 2014 Time Based Art Festival.
OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 2:54 p.m.
The legendary post-punk trio will drop a collection of the entire S-K discography, remastered.
OPB | Sept. 04, 2014 3:44 p.m.
Draplin's at the Portland Art Museum. We talk about favorite things and universal design principles.
OPB | Sept. 05, 2014 2:50 p.m.
Why? Because we've always wanted our own cellist. Especially one with such a frisky nose for new music.
OPB | Sept. 05, 2014 2:37 p.m.
The museum's State of the Art exhibit focuses on over 100 cutting-edge contemporary American artists.
OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 11:46 p.m.
The online record database holds its first-ever record show.
OPB | Aug. 27, 2014 11:15 p.m.
Critic Ned Lannaman and Dolorean's Al James talk about the end of an era.
OPB | Aug. 28, 2014 12:19 a.m.
Composer and U of O grad Ethan Gans-Morse teams up with Tiziana DellaRovere for Canticle of the Black Madonna.
OPB | Aug. 29, 2014 12:33 p.m.
The Bedtime Stories for Adults series is hosted by some of Portland's literary heavyweights. They truly mean it when they say bedtime stories — audience and hosts all dress up in silk robes and PJs. And they truly mean it when they say it’s for adults.
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.
OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 4:28 p.m.
Rieth played for years with Pink Martini. He harbored a passion for Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms.
OPB | Aug. 21, 2014 4:12 p.m.
The mural is being spearheaded by an Oregon native and University of Oregon alum.
OPB | AIRDATE: Sept. 12, 2013 12:30 p.m.
Mitchell Jackson's semi-autobiographical debut novel recalls a northeast Portland damaged by drugs and the drug war.
opbmusic | July 29, 2014 10:45 a.m.
Watch the band's strong performance and beautifully captured video from Stagepass.
OPB | Aug. 22, 2014 1:34 p.m.
We caught up with four of the honored artists highlighted at the ArtsEast Biennial 2014.
OPB | AIRDATE: Aug. 19, 2014 12:30 p.m.
Portland-based mechanical engineer, musician, and author Christine McKinley brings us the laws of physics like you've never heard them before.
OPB | Aug. 23, 2014 12:23 p.m.
Father-daughter developers David and Leana Galiel talk about putting gaming to work. They have a beautifully illustrated new card game called JUX in the works.
OPB | Aug. 14, 2014 4:36 p.m.
The late street musician Kirk Reeves — one of Portland's most recognizable faces — inspires several public projects.
OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 3:16 p.m.
Academic, critic, and prose writer Walidah Imarisha says poetry's power is an important part of the activist toolbox.
OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 12:47 p.m.
The idea that comedians as a population are somehow sadder than the rest of the world is short-sighted.
OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 12:20 p.m.
The festival brings troupes from Portland and around the country together for a weekend of improvised antics. Plus, we'll remember Robin Williams.
OPB | Aug. 07, 2014 4 p.m.
Photographer Laura Larson has curated a collection of 19th-century images of children that explore early photographic techniques. Her exhibition is on display at Portland's Blue Sky Gallery throughout the month of August.
OPB | AIRDATE: July 25, 2014 12:25 p.m.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's The Great Society tells the story of the metastasizing war in Vietnam that largely derailed Lyndon Johnson’s ambitious domestic agenda.
OPB | Aug. 15, 2014 midnight
Textile artist Sidnee Snell hand dyes the colorful fabrics she uses in her unique art quilts. A former engineer, Snell incorporates the computer into her process as she creates quilts which are in essence fabric paintings. View a video slideshow of Snell's hand dying process.
OPB | Aug. 08, 2014 5:13 p.m.
Talks have produced a one-year extension. Symphony President Showalter says the deal paves the way for growth.
OPB | Aug. 03, 2014 10:28 p.m.
Shafer's first novel hits the stands just as publisher's parent feuds with Amazon.
OPB | Aug. 08, 2014 1:32 p.m.
Acclaimed abstract painter Lucinda Parker curates four of her favorites from around the region.
opbmusic | Aug. 07, 2014 10:10 a.m.
After 3 days of music, sun, dust, music and people, we collected these favorite photos from the festival.
OPB | July 24, 2014 midnight
Twenty-one Pacific Northwest artists are coming together to showcase work offering a unique look at wilderness reserves. The new show opens in August at the Columbia Center for the Arts in Hood River.
OPB | Aug. 01, 2014 1:28 p.m.
See works and hear some thoughts on his work. Also, more about his upcoming show, fusing social practice and Instagram photography.
OPB | July 31, 2014 8:51 p.m.
Pacific Northwest College of Art alum Sean Joseph Patrick Carney will join us to talk pop songs, parodies, and his conflicted relationship with social practice art.
OPB | Aug. 01, 2014 9:26 a.m.
Karl Davis starts as executive director next week. He arrives at an interesting time for the organization.
OPB | Aug. 01, 2014 2:37 p.m.
Recent PNCA grad talks about finding community and the courage to pursue creative work.
OPB | Aug. 01, 2014 9:15 a.m.
Artist Victor Maldonado journeyed to Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts to work on a new series of prints exploring questions of identity through Mexican lucha wrestling masks.
OPB | July 11, 2014 4:22 p.m.
A multi-media project profiles the workers who sift through what Portland throws away - their lives, and their findings.
OPB | AIRDATE: July 11, 2014 9:05 a.m.
Husband and wife team Benjamin and Jenny Diggles have turned the art of the GIF into a competitive sport.
OPB | July 11, 2014 4:44 p.m.
Comedy is the new punk? Kill Rock Stars CEO Portia Sabin on why the label started signing people like Cameron Esposito and Ian Karmel.
OPB | AIRDATE: May 28, 2014 12:30 p.m.
Matika Wilbur is working on Project 562, a journey to photograph every Native American tribe in the U.S.
OPB | AIRDATE: July 08, 2014 3:23 p.m.
The NW Film Center is spending July and August showing Wes Anderson's beloved ouvre and the films of the directors who inspired him.
OPB | July 08, 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.
OPB | Sept. 25, 2013 4:35 p.m.
Washington-based singer songwriter Star Anna's new record chronicles personal trials of a very difficult year.
OPB | AIRDATE: July 10, 2014 12:20 p.m.
We'll discuss The Battered Bastards of Baseball, a film that tracks the history of the Portland Mavericks, a former minor league team.
OPB | AIRDATE: July 01, 2014 3:54 p.m.
For starters: don't take baths, never drive anywhere alone, and never open the door. Ever.
OPB | July 03, 2014 3:23 p.m.
A few minutes with poet Kwame Dawes, of Pacific University's Low-Residency MFA for Writing.
OPB | AIRDATE: June 30, 2014 12:30 p.m.
We'll talk to the Portland author about his debut novel and the critical acclaim it's received.
OPB | July 04, 2014 12:08 p.m.
A growing chorus of questions facing two white filmmakers' project on historic discrimination against black Oregonians.
OPB | July 04, 2014 11:21 a.m.
Third Angle Ensemble previews next season's program with bite-sized outdoor concerts: Porch Music.
opbmusic | June 24, 2014 11:27 p.m.
Watch video of the band's performance and interview for opbmusic Stagepass.
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. Learn about the artists and inspiration behind the project.
OPB | July 01, 2014 5 p.m.
Unspecified health problems led headliner Allman to cancel; no word on possible make-up date.
OPB | June 25, 2014 3:41 p.m.
Bend, Oregon's twin sisters Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer have a successful practice as fabric artists. Then a mystery illness sends them on a path to reinvention.
OPB | June 25, 2014 4:18 p.m.
Willy Vlautin's incandescent new side project.
OPB | AIRDATE: April 22, 2014 12:30 p.m.
Author Tom Spanbauer has taught writing in Portland for more than two decades. His latest novel explores the intricacies of love and friendship.
OPB | June 20, 2014 10:08 p.m.
Emily Carr, Pamela Hulse Andrews, and Pat Clark share three views on the post-recession creative economy.
OPB | June 20, 2014 2:16 p.m.
15 year old violinist Kiarra Saito-Beckman played live during transitions of our live show is a scholarship and award winner from Bend.
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.
OPB | June 20, 2014 11:50 p.m.
Lisa and Lori Lubbesmeyer show us their new work, which will be adapted for Deschutes Brewery's next Jubelale label.
OPB | June 20, 2014 11:08 p.m.
Two views of Bend's evolving built environment.
OPB | June 21, 2014 12:07 a.m.
Our hosts for the day: The Armature at the Old Iron Works: a haven for emerging artists.
KMHD | June 02, 2014 2:41 p.m.
Watch Portland's "Pillar of Soul" Ural Thomas perform with his band live at the Doug Fir.
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