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Eclipse: Symbiosis Fest | Port of Portland | Murals | PSU President

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 17, 2017

On this show we hear from our eclipse chasing 'State of Wonder' team, the new executive director of the Port of Portland, the new president of Portland State University, and we hear about a controversial residential mural.

'State Of Wonder' Newport | Drawing And Journalism | Diamonds

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 14, 2017

OPB's "State of Wonder" kicks off its pre-eclipse Oregon road trip. An artist and former journalist tells us about teaching other journalists how to draw. Also, we learn about lab-grown diamonds.

Eclipse Preparedness | Covering Mass Shootings | Nicole Georges

OPB | Broadcast: July 25, 2017

We learn about a recent survey on how mass shootings are covered in the news, hear about how emergency managers are planning for the eclipse, and then sit down with artist and writer Nicole Georges.

Small Earthquakes | Portland's Resistance On Police Chief Search | Living With Cancer

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2017

Oregon and Washington is at risk for earthquakes smaller than "the Big One." Also, we continue our series on what Portland should look for in a new police chief. And author Teva Harrison tells us what it's like to live with cancer.

Portland Water | Medicaid Eligibility | Race And Casting | Architect John Yeon

OPB | Broadcast: May 23, 2017

Oregon may be spending millions on people who are not eligible for Medicaid benefits. A Portland producer was denied the rights to a play, in a dispute over casting and race. And a new exhibit features Oregon architect John Yeon.

Independence For The Portland City Auditor | Radiotopia | Democratic Tax Plan

OPB | Broadcast: May 8, 2017

We learn about the proposal to strengthen the office of the Portland City Auditor, welcome podcaster Roman Mars & Radiotopia to town, and wrap the hour with a look at a proposal to change the way businesses are taxed in Oregon.

Rebroadcast: 'The Book Of Unknown Americans'

OPB | Broadcast: May 2, 2017

We listen back to an interview with Cristina Henríquez,  author of "The Book of Unknown Americans."

At-Risk Youth Learn Job And Design Skills At dfrntpigeon Apparel Company

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

The nonprofit New Avenues for Youth and the branding agency AKQA partnered up and created a company called dfrntpigeon. It's run by at-risk and homeless youth.

News Roundtable | 'Kubo And The Two Strings'

OPB | Broadcast: April 28, 2017

We talk about some of the big stories of the week with our news roundtable, and listen back to a conversation with two of the people behind the incredible animation of "Kubo and the Two Strings."

Portland Homeless Shelters | Flintstones Comic Book

OPB | Broadcast: April 24, 2017

A new temporary homeless shelter has opened in SE Portland. And Oregonian Mark Russell tells us about the Flinstones, which he has re-written in comic form as biting social satire.

Live From Portland Design Week

OPB | Broadcast: April 21, 2017

"Think Out Loud" is live from the headquarters of Portland Design Week Friday, April 21, 2017.

Represented: Fixing And Funding Oregon's Roads

OPB | Broadcast: April 17, 2017

We hit the road — literally — to see how a pothole is filled and find out how that kind of routine road maintenance fits into the huge transportation package lawmakers are putting together.

Geek Love Exhibit | Distracted Driving | Syrian Photographer

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2017

We explore a new exhibit dedicated to the celebrated book “Geek Love," a proposal in the Oregon Legislature to tighten distracted driving laws, and a new photography show featuring Syrian refugee children.

Music Inspired By The Forest | Cycling In The Forest | Playing Music In The Forest

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2017

Musician DJ Spooky was inspired by time he spent in the Western Cascades. Portland has a new plan for off-road cycling throughout the city. And jazz musician Darrell Grant performed music in Elliot State Forest. 

Climate Change Bills | Music Of Grief | Sports Marketing | World Championship Irish Dancing

OPB | Broadcast: March 16, 2017

We hear what climate change bills lawmakers are thinking about. We discuss the music of grief. Then we turn to the business of university sports marketing. We end the hour with an in-depth look at the Irish Dancing World Championship.

Author Colum McCann at Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 24, 2017

A conversation with the author of Let the Great World Spin and Transatlantic. Colum McCann's newest book is Thirteen Ways of Looking.

Poet Tracy K. Smith At Literary Arts

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 16, 2017

We interview poet Tracy K. Smith at Literary Arts in front of an audience.

Oregon-Based LAIKA's Latest Film Nominated For 2 Academy Awards

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2017

"Kubo and the Two Strings," the second animated film ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for best visual effects, tells the story of a one-eyed boy on a quest to unravel a family mystery.

Winter Lights | LAIKA And The Two Strings | SiX's Progressive Policies

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 31, 2017

We learn about the art in the Portland Winter Light Festival. We're joined by LAIKA creatives to hear about the studio's Oscar-nominated "Kubo and the Two Strings." And we explore what the State Innovation Exchange is all about.

News Roundtable | PDX Women's March | Astoria Play

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 20, 2017

In a 1 p.m. show following NPR special coverage, we'll talk about the inauguration and other news of the week, look ahead to the Women's March on Portland, and hear about a play about Astoria.