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Eastern Oregon Film Fest, Where Small Town Meets Big Movies


"State of Wonder" broadcasts live from the little fest that can in La Grande, where filmmakers from around the country share their work and learn to throw hatchets.

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Michael Chabon | Hollywood Theatre To Save Movie Madness? | Wild Ones | Jim Pepper


This week on "State of Wonder," the Pulitzer-winning author, live sessions with Wild Ones and Holiday Friends, designing for justice at Bend Design and more.

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Carrie Brownstein | Bend Film Fest | Jackpot Records


This week on "State of Wonder," we talk Sleater-Kinney and "Portlandia" with Carrie Brownstein, get a preview of the Bend Film Fest, paint some eyeballs with ocularist Fred Harwin and more.

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Tony Kushner | Fun Home At PCS | Joan Shelley | Arvie Smith


This week on "State of Wonder," the writer behind "Angels in America" on writing for today, the head of Portland Center Stage on the hit musical "Fun Home" and more.

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Arts Tax Spared | Filthy Friends | Sidewalk Chalk | Rene Denfeld


On 'State of Wonder,' live sessions with Sidewalk Chalk and star-studded Filthy Friends, Rene Denfeld on how her work as a private investigator inspired her book, Artist Rep shakes up the theater season and more.

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3 Reasons To Go See The Eastern Oregon Film Festival

OPB | Oct. 18, 2017

Eastern hospitality, puppetcore and so much more to love in La Grande during the Eastern Oregon Film Festival.

Holiday Friends Perform Live At OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 21, 2017

The Astoria, Oregon, rock band plays songs from their new record "Night Terrors" and chat with opbmusic's Jerad Walker.

Wild Ones Perform At OPB

opbmusic | Oct. 12, 2017

The Portland band joins us to play from their new recording, "Mirror Touch."

Movie Madness To Close? Not If The Hollywood Theatre Can Save It

OPB | Oct. 11, 2017

The nonprofit cinema is launching a campaign to buy one of Portland’s last remaining video stores — and one of the country's largest film collections.

6 Things (Plus 1) To See At BendFilm 2017

OPB | Oct. 7, 2017

Hot takes from the screeners — including, straight from Cannes, this year’s Palme D’Or winner from Cannes.

David Biespiel And Wendy Willis On Personal Stories And American Myths

OPB | Oct. 6, 2017

In poems and essays, the southeast Portland literary stars explore histories at all levels.

Fred Harwin Hand-Paints Windows To The Soul

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 5, 2017

Fred Harwin is an “ocularist” — he makes prosthetic eyeballs, hand-painting each one so it perfectly matches the patient’s other eye.

The Archive Project - Carrie Brownstein and Jon Raymond

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 4, 2017

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Oregon Book Award-winner Jon Raymond interviews writer, musician and actress Carrie Brownstein on the subject of her memoir "Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl."

Chris Coleman On Building A Fun Home At Portland Center Stage

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017

In Portland Center Stage’s 30th season, Coleman is directing four shows. Box office success, he says, is the key to the theater’s artistic freedom.

opbmusic Session: Joan Shelley Live In Marquam Park

opbmusic | Aug. 16, 2017

The folk singer performs two gorgeous songs under the forest canopy of Portland's Marquam Park.

Art Beat Update: Arvie Smith

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 12, 2015

See what painter Arvie Smith has been doing since his appearance on Art Beat 15 years ago.

Playwright Tony Kushner On Finding Ourselves In A National Narrative

OPB | Sept. 29, 2017

The Pulitzer-winning playwright talks about upcoming projects and comparing today’s political turmoil with the era that inspired “Angels In America.”

Artists Rep Abandons Typical Theater Formula With Provocative Season

OPB | Sept. 22, 2017

The Portland company has abandoned the classic plays and big musicals for cutting-edge, provocative, dangerous productions this season, despite the financial risks.

With Legal Challenge Over, What's Next For Portland's Arts Tax?

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017

A decision from the Oregon Supreme Court has saved Portland’s Arts Education and Access fund — at least for the moment. Can it survive its own structural flaws?

East Portland Arts And Literary Festival Ushers Out DIY Space

OPB | Sept. 21, 2017

Works on the theme of migration at center stage.

Filthy Friends Perform Live At OPB

opbmusic | Sept. 14, 2017

The rock supergroup, fronted by Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker and R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck, take over the OPB studios.

Sidewalk Chalk: Soundcheck Session

opbmusic | Aug. 24, 2017

The Chicago band plays a soundcheck session at Portland's newest basement venue, Jack London Revue

Making Art For The Masses: The Unsung Master Printer

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017

The master printer at the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts has worked with some of the Northwest's leading artists to create print editions of their work.

Rethinking Arts Space In Vancouver And Beaverton

OPB | Sept. 16, 2017

A Sept. 23 arts summit suggests some exciting possibilities for Clark County. Meanwhile Beaverton moves forward on a much-anticipated new public art space.

Power Play: Marie Watt On View At PDX Contemporary

OPB | Sept. 15, 2017

One of Oregon's most formidable contemporary artists shows new work, including two huge, evocative textile constructions.


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