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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.

Author Colum McCann At Literary Arts Rescheduled

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 12, 2017

Author Colum McCann's talk in downtown Portland has been rescheduled because of weather. Details to follow when available. 

Battle Ready: The Military's NW Environmental Legacy

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 7, 2016

Seventy-five years ago, America was drawn into World War II and the Pacific Northwest answered the call with lumber, hydroelectricity, even a secret plutonium factory to arm atomic bombs.

Funding Measure 98 | Gov. Brown's Budget | Clackamas County Turnabout | History Of East Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 1, 2016

We explore the funding for voter-passed Measure 98, the governor's proposed budget, the winds of change in Clackamas County, and a new exhibit about the history of East Portland.

Nicholson Baker And Michael Copperman: Teaching In Public Schools

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 25, 2016

Authors Nicholson Baker and Michael Copperman speak about their new books detailing their experiences teaching in American public schools.

Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 24, 2016

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

Office of Emergency Management | Infrastructure Resiliency | Psychology of Earthquake Preparedness

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 20, 2016

Why don't we prepare for earthquakes, even though we know they are coming? And just what might happen along the Oregon coast when the massive earthquake and tsunami hit?

Google Science Fair Winner | Comedian Bri Pruett | Japan Loves Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 10, 2016

We hear from an Oregonian who is this year's youngest Google Science Fair winner and a Portland comedian whose solo show draws on her dating life. And we explore Japan's love for all things Portland.