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Oregon Eclipse Festival | Eastern Oregon's Music Scene | Robert Michael Pyle

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 12, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," Oregon's most audacious eclipse festival, writer Robert Michael Pyle searches for Bigfoot, the descendant of an infamous train robber plays outlaw country and more.

Colson Whitehead And Yaa Gyasi | Oregon Eclipse | Flintstones Revamped | Overlook Horror Fest

OPB | Broadcast: May 6, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.

Portland Music Producer Larry Crane Revisits Elliott Smith's 'Either/Or'

OPB | April 5, 2017

Back in 1996, Larry Crane recorded the vocals for Elliott Smith's "Pictures of Me" because Smith's personal console was broken. Twenty years later, Crane remembers his legacy. 

Conor Oberst | Portland Japanese Garden Reopens | YA Stars Laini Taylor And Sunshine Girl | Blitzen Trapper's Rock Opera

OPB | Broadcast: April 1, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland Japanese Garden gets a huge expansion, two best-selling fantasy authors build worlds of magic and ghosts, Portland rockers' sci-fi musical, and more.

Crossed Swords Lead To 'Classical Crossroads' Concert

OPB | March 25, 2017

Facebook feud gives rise to program of vanguard compositions for 45th Parallel.

Lyle Ritz RIP | Classical Music Feud | Wendy Red Star | Feminist Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

OPB | Broadcast: March 25, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," words nerds and classical music lovers rumble, artists get political, and Wendy Red Star soars.  

Lee Kelly | Thao And The Get Down Stay Down | Chicano Batman | NW Dance Project's 'Carmen' | Portland Arts Tax

OPB | Broadcast: March 11, 2017

Is the Arts Tax unconstitutional? Also, music From Chicano Batman and Thao Nguyen, master sculptor Lee Kelly, and Northwest Dance Project does 'Carmen' with glamour and wit.

Last Artful, Dodgr | Virtual Reality | National Museum Of African-American History And Culture | 'Shutter' Artist Leila Del Duca

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 25, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," artists will transform your world with virtual reality and digital flamingos; hip-hop sensation the Last Artful, Dodgr owns the studio; a comic series of unlimited adventure; and more.

Keeping The Curtain Up: Eugene Opera Asks Public For Input

OPB | Feb. 14, 2017

At public meetings, the company lays out its financial situation and looks to the community for a way out of its insolvency.

Marvel's Luke Cage | Shy Girls | Liz Vice

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 11, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," the Portland writer behind Marvel's new Luke Cage series, bedroom singer Shy Girls and soul singer Liz Vice, the Portland International Film Festival, and so much more.

Hollywood Theatre At PDX | Black Film Fest | Arvo Pärt Festival | Immigrant Artists Farooq Hassan And Elizabeth Huffman

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 4, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," immerse yourself in a sonic wonderland of Arvo Pärt's music, catch a short film at the airport and hear from local artists about their experience as refugees.

Roxane Gay | Artists In Protest | Eliza Jane Schneider Of 'South Park' | Clowns Without Borders | The Slants

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2017

This week on "State of Wonder," same world, infinite views: new fiction from the author of "Bad Feminist," a new era of protest music, why laughter truly is the best medicine, and much more.

Fair-Haired Dumbbell | Oregon Symphony Gets Animated | Explode Into Colors | Bob Dylan On Portland's Streets

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 3, 2016

This week on State of Wonder, creative sugarplums sweet enough to ruin your teeth and delight your ears, featuring crowd-sourced architecture, visual music, and much much more!

Classical Music Meets Silent Disco At Iconic Oregon Sites

OPB | Aug. 19, 2016

The pianist Hunter Noack and members of Pink Martini bring classical music and high tech headphones to WPA sites and parks across the region.

Prince Remembered | Protests At PNCA | PICA Gets New Digs

OPB | Broadcast: April 23, 2016

This week, State of Wonder is all about the arts news, from the protests at PNCA to the passing of the Purple One.

The Dangers Of Art Glass And The Dangerous Art Of Pussy Riot

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 13, 2016

State of Wonder, Feb. 13: Pussy Riot, Cheryl Strayed & Diana Nyad, Bullseye Glass, the remix artist RAC takes us through his Grammy-nominated song and more

Mic Crenshaw's Afrikan Hip-Hop Caravan

OPB | Dec. 11, 2014

The Portland MC engages hip-hop artists from African countries for conversation and shows.

Aug. 16, 2014

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2014

Full show audio now available: Remembering Robin Williams and "Working" Kirk Reeves. Plus Walidah Imarisha's evocative and socially conscious poetry, art made in Japanese internment camps, and Lyndon Johnson on stage.

July 26 2014

OPB | Broadcast: July 26, 2014

What happens when musicians and writers create work in reaction to each other's projects?

July 19 2014: Rebroadcast: Guest Curator Farnell Newton

OPB | Broadcast: July 14, 2014

We revisit our show guest curated by the Portland trumpeter and educator, Farnell Newton.