Now Playing:

Radio

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.

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.

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.

People Of Color In The Cannabis Industry | Eugene's Racist History | Comic City, USA

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 23, 2016

We discuss the challenges facing people of color who want to get involved in business opportunities in the pot industry. A University of Washington professor fills us in on Eugene's racist past. And we'll hear about the new comics exhibit at the Oregon Historical Society.

Talking Business | OSF's American Revolutions Plays | Grant Co. Recall | Rio Olympics

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 16, 2016

We hear the latest business news, check in on Oregon Shakespeare Festival's ongoing "American Revolutions" historical plays project, hear about a recall election in Grant Co., and get updates on the Olympics from NPR's Tom Goldman.

RNC Workers | Protesters At The RNC | Vancouver Anti-Gang Program

OPB | Broadcast: July 21, 2016

We'll hear from some of vendors and workers at the RNC, and then get a rundown of who's been protesting at the RNC. We then turn our attention to gang violence prevention in Vancouver.

Living With HIV For 30 Years

OPB | Broadcast: May 24, 2016

Kevin Howard was diagnosed with HIV in 1985. He thought he'd be dead in two years.

African American Exodus | Portland Web Comedy | Talking Business

OPB | Broadcast: May 17, 2016

According to a new article, Portland lost 11% of its African American population over a recent four-year period. We discuss why that might be. We also talk with the Portland creators of “The Benefits of Gusbandry,” a web series that’s been gaining notoriety. And we catch up on the latest regional business news.

News Roundtable: January 29 | History Of Public Land | Portland Arts Forum | Mailbag

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 29, 2016

We get analysis of some of the big stories of the week with the news roundtable.We also hear a history of western public lands, and get a rundown of how Portland candidates feel about the arts.

The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik In Portland

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 21, 2016

Adam Gopnik and Dave Miller talk about the life of cities, the terrorist attacks in Paris, and the role of critics in our society with a live audience at Literary Arts in Portland.

Wendell Pierce Talks About Acting, Art, And New Orleans

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2015

Wendell Pierce is best known for his role as Detective William "Bunk" Moreland on "The Wire." We spoke to him at Wordstock about his memoir "The Wind in the Reeds."

The Life And Music Of Billy Strayhorn

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 6, 2015

Jazz musician and composer Billy Strayhorn collaborated closely with Duke Ellington and lived openly as a gay man in the 1940s and 1950s.

John Irving And His 'Avenue Of Mysteries'

OPB | Broadcast: Nov. 9, 2015

Acclaimed author John Irving sits down with Dave Miller in front of an audience at Wordstock to talk about Irving's 14th novel.

New Film Profiles Afghan Photographers

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 14, 2015

"Frame By Frame" profiles four photojournalists documenting life in Afghanistan, something that was illegal under Taliban rule.

Portland Film Festival Now In Its Third Year

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 3, 2015

The festival, focused on independent filmmakers, is an event for mavericks, according to its executive director.

150 Years Of The Oregon State Fair

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 28, 2015

The  Oregon State Fair runs through Labor Day, September 7.  We broadcast live on the first day of the fair and talked to all kinds of participants — from the 4H exhibits to the table decorators, the paper artists, poets and sword swallowers.

Is Portland Arts Funding Out Of The Woods?

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 4, 2015

The recession hit the Portland art scene hard. How are arts organizations doing now?

Seattle's Inaugural Art Fair Raises Hopes and Questions

OPB | Broadcast: July 28, 2015

This weekend, the crème de la crème of the international art scene flock to Seattle to celebrate the inaugural Seattle Art Fair.

'Essentially Ellington' Winners: Live Performance And Interview

OPB | Broadcast: July 3, 2015

American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.