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Earthquake Preparedness: What's In Your Kit?

OPB | May 19, 2015

OPB challenged four Oregon families to live off their earthquake preparedness kits for a weekend. We'll find out how the experiment went.

News Roundtable: May 1, 2015

OPB | May 01, 2015

We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

Live At Literary Arts With Katherine Boo

OPB | April 24, 2015

Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," joins us for a live discussion at Literary Arts.

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.

Tom Spanbauer Honored With Literary Arts Award

OPB | April 14, 2015

The Portland author and creator of Dangerous Writing won The Oregon Book Award for lifetime achievement.

The Math Behind Jackson Pollock Paintings

OPB | April 13, 2015

Richard Taylor, a University of Oregon physics professor, uses computers to determine the authenticity of Jackson Pollock paintings.

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.

Boise's Treefort Music Fest Includes Many Portland Bands

OPB | March 26, 2015

THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.  

Artists Rep Shows 'The Invisible Hand'

OPB | March 17, 2015

TUESDAY: The play running at Artists Repertory Theatre is about a futures trader bartering for his life after getting kidnapped in Pakistan.

Department of Corrections Cutting Parenting Program For Incarcerated Mothers

OPB | Feb. 25, 2015

TUESDAY: A new documentary focuses on a unique parenting program being phased out of the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility.

The Story Behind The Success Of The Oregon Chub

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: We'll talk with one of the Oregon fish biologists who helped save the little minnow that's native only to the Willamette Valley.

Socially Minded Startups Find Support in Portland

OPB | Feb. 04, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Portland's nonprofit-friendly startup scene is home to organizations focused on innovation, tech, and equity. 

Rainn Wilson Plays An Unlikeable Portland Detective In "Backstrom"

OPB | Jan. 28, 2015

WEDNESDAY: "Backstrom" is Fox's new TV series set in Portland featuring Rainn Wilson as a brilliant but misanthropic detective.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

OPB | Jan. 27, 2015

TUESDAY: Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist. 

Clark County GOP says Jaime Herrera Beutler Too Centrist

OPB | Jan. 21, 2015

WEDNESDAY: Clark County Republicans are considering voting to censure Republican Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler for some of her bipartisan votes.

Author James McBride On Manhood, Family, And Abolitionist John Brown

OPB | Jan. 01, 2015

THURSDAY: We're listening back to our conversation with author and National Book Award winner James McBride.

Listening Back To The William Stafford Centennial

OPB | Dec. 25, 2014

THURSDAY: For our Christmas day rebroadcast, we bring you the show we recorded on January 17 this year, the day that would have been the 100th birthday of the late poet laureate.

Interview And In-Studio Performance From Kishi Bashi

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Kishi Bashi brought his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his recent album Lighght.

High School Filmmaker Wins National Award

OPB | Nov. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: A Clackamas High School student took home the award for best music video at the 2014 All American High School Film Festival.

David Wolman On "Epic" Story Of Pipino, Gentleman Thief

OPB | Oct. 30, 2014

THURSDAY: Portland writer David Woman tells us about a new magazine focused on long-form, true stories, and about the piece he co-authored for it — about a successful Italian thief.