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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.

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.  

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.

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.

What A New Oregon Arts Leader Will Mean

OPB | June 06, 2014

FRIDAY: We'll talk with State of Wonder's April Baer about Brian Rogers, who was chosen this week to head the Oregon Arts Commission and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

Author Tom Spanbauer Talks Teaching And Writing

OPB | April 22, 2014

TUESDAY: Author Tom Spanbauer has taught writing in Portland for more than two decades. His latest novel explores the intricacies of love and friendship.

Dear Stranger Project Seeks To Connect Oregonians

OPB | April 21, 2014

MONDAY: Oregon Humanities is encouraging people to write letters introducing themselves to people they don't know, in hopes of creating an ongoing correspondence.

Oregon Art Beat Celebrates 15 Years With New Exhibition

OPB | April 18, 2014

FRIDAY: The Oregon Art Beat Exhibition at the Peoples Art of Portland Gallery features work from artists who have been on the show over the past 15 years.

Carrie Brownstein On Portlandia, Music & More

OPB | Feb. 05, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The co-creator, writer, and star of Portlandia gives us a sneak peek at the upcoming season.

William Stafford Centennial

OPB | Jan. 17, 2014

FRIDAY: 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of William Stafford. You can join the conversation about his life and legacy at Portland's Central Library. Find out more here.

Garrison Keillor

OPB | Nov. 05, 2013

TUESDAY: Public radio icon, Garrison Keillor, has published his first volume of original poetry. He'll talk with us about O, What a Luxury, and his other radio and literary work.

"All Jane" Festival Highlights Women In Comedy

OPB | Oct. 17, 2013

Women comedians are in the spotlight at this weekend's All Jane No Dick Comedy Festival.

Artists Using 3D Printers

OPB | Sept. 23, 2013

How does 3D printing technology change the way an artist works?

Luke Burbank Leads Live Wire! Into 10th Year

OPB | Sept. 06, 2013

Portland's homegrown radio variety show Live Wire! heads into its 10th year with a new host, Luke Burbank.

Stacy Bolt Talks About Breeding In Captivity

OPB | Aug. 26, 2013

Humorist Stacy Bolt's new memoir recounts her struggles with infertility and the long and winding road she tread to motherhood.

Artist Versus Treasure Hunters

OPB | Aug. 19, 2013

Two men who stumbled upon a trove of paintings by an internationally renowned artist want to sell the pieces, but she says no.

Summer Movie Roundup

OPB | Aug. 08, 2013

From big-budget blockbusters to quirky indie releases, we'll discuss some of the films that have audiences talking this season.

Public Art Stirs Debate

OPB | July 24, 2013

The most recent sculpture installation on Portland's eastside has fueled the debate surrounding the selection and funding process of public art projects.

Self-Expression Shines At The Oregon Country Fair

OPB | July 12, 2013

As the Oregon Country Fair turns 44, we'll explore its unique appeal and how it has changed over the years.