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Wendell Pierce Talks About Acting, Art, And New Orleans

OPB | 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 | Nov. 06, 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 | Nov. 09, 2015

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

Prisoners' Family Members Share Their Stories

OPB | Oct. 15, 2015

A group of Oregonians are sharing their stories of what it's like to have a family member behind bars.

New Film Profiles Afghan Photographers

OPB | 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 | Sept. 03, 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 | 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.

Talking Business

OPB | Aug. 18, 2015

Suzanne Stevens, editor of the Portland Business Journal, joins us for our regular business news update.

Is Portland Arts Funding Out Of The Woods?

OPB | Aug. 04, 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 | 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.

Rebroadcast: A Conversation With Author Katherine Boo

OPB | July 22, 2015

We revisit our conversation with Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers."

'Essentially Ellington' Winners: Live Performance And Interview

OPB | July 03, 2015

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

Talking About Stuttering

OPB | June 19, 2015

Local filmmaker Michael Turner discusses his autobiographical documentary about navigating life and family with a stutter.

Vinyl Lovers Rejoice

OPB | June 04, 2015

A new record pressing plant opened in Portland last week.

Live At Literary Arts With Katherine Boo

OPB | April 24, 2015

Katherine Boo, author of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers," joins us for a live discussion at Literary Arts.

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.  

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.

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.