"The earth says have a place" – Playa at Summer Lake

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

This week, State of Wonder visits the arts and science residency center in central Oregon to talk to a wide array of makers from across the country about the places that inspire them.

Photo: April Baer / Oregon Public Broadcasting

State of Wonder: Apr. 11, 2015

Saturday at 12:00 p.m.

Sleater-Kinney, the NW Film Center screens the Essential Gus Van Sant, indie rockers team up with the 150-voice Camas High School choir. Did we mention Sleater-Kinney?! They're going to be in the studio, all three of them.

Photo: Brigitte Sire

State of Wonder: March 28, 2015 – The Fiction Episode

Thursday at 5:06 p.m.

In preview of the Oregon Book Awards, we talk with the five finalists for the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction.


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New Exhibit of Rick Bartow's Art

OPB | April 15, 2015

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum in Eugene will be the first to host a retrospective of Native American artist Rick Bartow.

A Conversation With Sleater-Kinney

opbmusic | April 10, 2015

Portlanders Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss joined us to chat about No Cities to Love, Sleater-Kinney's first album in a decade.

More Than Black And White: The Drawings Of Samantha Wall

OPB | April 14, 2015

The Portland-based artist hopes to forge a connection between her work and her audience with striking drawings that often focus on multiracial and multicultural women.

Essential Van Sant: Films and Influences

OPB | April 10, 2015

A new screening series and class explores the work of the indie film giant.

"Joined Voices" Brings Together The Camas High School Choir With Indie Bands For A Truly Original Performance

OPB | April 10, 2015

Joined onstage by local bands Sama Dams and Alan Singley, the 150-voice choir will perform original songs by local and international composers on April 18.

Choreographer Of Many Talents: Darrell Grand Moultrie Works With OBT

OPB | April 08, 2015

Darrell Grand Moultrie's career spans modern dance, ballet, opera, and a stint working with Beyoncé.

Third Rail Rep Highlights Two of Portland’s Most Collaborative Actors

OPB | April 03, 2015

Isaac Lamb and Rebecca Lingafelter have played lovers and siblings. Now they star opposite each other in Third Rail's “Belleville” by night, while rehearsing for another play, where Lamb is directing Lingafelter, by day.

Damien Rice Overcomes Writer's Block, Delivers Faded Fantasy

opbmusic | April 02, 2015

The Irish songwriter talks about overcoming creative blocks on the road to his latest album, My Favourite Faded Fantasy.

Trial Date Set For Tobey Forgery Case

OPB | March 31, 2015

Accused man to remain free until trial, under electronic supervision.

Lost Lander at OPB

opbmusic | March 23, 2015

The power-pop quartet plays a set in our studio from their new release, Medallion.

TOL In The Tub: Chef Cooks Signature Dish In Hot Tub

OPB | April 01, 2015

We kick off "TOL in the Tub," our new series exploring important issues from hot tubs across the state. It starts in Southeast Portland, with the celebrated chef Miranda Bjornsen.

Radio Documentary: A Day In The Life Of Artists Repertory Theatre's New ArtsHub

OPB | March 20, 2015

We send three producers to explore the buzzing creative nexus, where nine arts organizations share spaces, resources, and big dreams.

Playwright Andrea Stolowitz

OPB | March 20, 2015

Checking in from Berlin, the author of "Ithaka" and other works talks about the path from page to stage.

A Tenuous Business: Re-Thinking Support For Theater Artists

OPB | March 20, 2015

Three actors speak frankly about facing down food & housing insecurity, and pressure from medical bills. Also, Damaso Rodriguez talks about a new system of support in development at Artists Rep.

Giving Props: Artists Repertory Theatre's Natalie Heikkinen

OPB | March 20, 2015

Need a scary baby doll? An old suitcase? A functional record player? How about some blood spatters or a burning hunk of turf? The prop master has you covered.

The Hollywood Theatre Resurrects 70mm Film with “2001: A Space Odyssey”

OPB | March 12, 2015

The nonprofit tracked down lenses and sprockets for the now defunct technology to show the sci-fi epic. Well, almost defunct. Hollywood might just debut Quentin Tarantino's new film with it, too.

Marjorie Sandor Gathers Stories For An Uncanny Reader

OPB | March 12, 2015

The Oregon Book Award–winner collects classic and modern fiction that toes the line of the supernatural.

Ural Thomas' Band Plays the Great NW Music Tour

opbmusic | March 09, 2015

The popular Portland soul band plays six free shows March 10-18. Enter to win dinner and reserved seats.

Statue Of Chief Joseph May Represent Oregon In U.S. Capitol

OPB | March 06, 2015

FRIDAY: Chief Joseph — along with Abigail Scott Duniway — may replace the statues of Jason Lee and John McLoughlin in D.C.

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