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State Of Wonder: Aug. 1, 2015


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

This week, a tasty sandwich: coverage of the Seattle Art Fair, then KMHD program director Matt Fleeger takes us on a tour of Portland's jazz scene.

Photo: Courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery

State of Wonder: July 25, 2015 - Summer Music Special


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

We profile some of the summer's best acts: Calexico, Helio Sequence, Luz Elena Mendoza, Lost Lander, Edna Vasquez, and a new favorite, Joseph. Also, we say goodbye to one of the city's beloved musicians, Dave Camp, whose Facebook chronicle of his struggle with cancer rallied a community around him.

Photo: OPB

State of Wonder: July 18, 2015 - Live From The Fishtrap Gathering Of Writers


Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

We travel to the Wallowas for a live show at the annual gathering about writing and the West, with guests Timothy Egan, Erika Wurth, Kim Stafford, Sherwin Bitsui and more.

Photo: Aaron Scott / OPB

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