Radio

Hazelnut Industry Squeezed By Hanjin Departure

OPB | Feb. 23, 2015

MONDAY: The departure of shipping company Hanjin from the Port of Portland could be devastating for hazelnut producers and processors.

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.

United Noshes Dishes Up International Feasts

OPB | Jan. 19, 2015

MONDAY: United Noshes is creating delicacies from around the world for Portland diners.

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.

Oregon Could Become The Napa Valley Of Truffles

OPB | Dec. 10, 2014

WEDNESDAY: The state is becoming increasingly known for growing this underground fungal delicacy. It's not unusual for truffles to sell for $3000 per pound and more.

The Streets of Manhattan Once Flowed With Pigs

OPB | Dec. 04, 2014

THURSDAY: Almost 200 years ago, the burgeoning city of Manhattan faced a crisis between growing urban development and lingering pastoral interests.

News Roundtable: October 3, 2014

OPB | Oct. 03, 2014

FRIDAY: We review some of the biggest news stories of the week.

TOL's Own Steven Kray Wins Denny's Atari Championship!

OPB | Sept. 25, 2014

THURSDAY: "Think Out Loud" technical director Steven Kray was in Las Vegas this week competing in the Atari Battle Royale Video Game Championship presented by Denny's.

M92: Requiring Labels For Genetically Engineered Food In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 23, 2014

TUESDAY: We'll hear from those who oppose and support Measure 92, which would require food manufacturers and retailers to label genetically engineered foods.

Rethinking Elite Higher Education

OPB | Aug. 12, 2014

TUESDAY: Portland writer William Deresiewicz argues in his new book, "Excellent Sheep," that America's system of elite colleges is bad for students — and society.

Death Cafes Find Home In Portland

OPB | June 26, 2014

THURSDAY: In just three years Death Cafes have become a global movement with Portland as the epicenter in the U.S.

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.

Jian Ghomeshi Dishes On Q

OPB | April 25, 2014

FRIDAY: Jian Ghomeshi, the host of CBC Radio's program Q, is in town for a special taping of their show. He joins us to talk about his story and the success of Q.

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.

OSU Houses Oregon Hops And Brewing Archive

OPB | April 17, 2014

THURSDAY: Oregon State University's Oregon Hops and Brewing Archive is the first archive in the country to document the history of beer.

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.

Exploring The State of Jefferson

OPB | Jan. 31, 2014

FRIDAY: Live from Jacksonville we explore the history of this secessionist movement and the political and cultural resonance of the "state" today.

Oregon Faces A Continued Dry Spell In 2014

OPB | Jan. 23, 2014

THURSDAY: It's been a particularly dry winter for Oregon. Businesses from agriculture to recreation are feeling the repercussions of the dry spell.