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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.

Clark County Considers A New Charter

OPB | Oct. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: Clark County has a new charter on the ballot this November that would change how its regional government operates.

Milwaukie's Davis Graveyard Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

OPB | Oct. 22, 2014

WEDNESDAY: We'll hear from Chris and Jeff Davis, creators of a Halloween display that covers half an acre of their front yard and attracts thousands of visitors.

Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Minor Party Candidates For Governor Tackle The Issues

OPB | Oct. 17, 2014

FRIDAY: We sit down with candidates from the Pacific Green, Libertarian, Progressive, and Constitution parties.

James McBride's "The Good Lord Bird" Reimagines Abolitionist History

OPB | Oct. 16, 2014

THURSDAY: James McBride's novel "The Good Lord Bird"  is a darkly humorous dramatization of the story of fiery abolitionist John Brown. Reserve your free tickets here.

Christopher Rauschenberg Talks The Changing Field Of Photography

OPB | Oct. 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY:  The co-founder 0f Blue Sky, a gallery in Northwest Portland, talks about the dynamic history of photography and where the medium might be headed.

Seismic Retrofitting For Oregon Buildings

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.