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'Shrill' Author Lindy West | UO President Michael Schill

OPB | June 07, 2016

We talk to writer Lindy West about her new memoir called "Shrill," and University of Oregon president Michael Schill fills us in on his first year on the job.

Living With HIV For 30 Years

OPB | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

Klamath Basin Water Agreement Could Fall Apart

OPB | Dec. 02, 2015

If Congress doesn't act by Dec. 31, the stakeholders are back to square one.

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.

The Toxic Problem In Many Of Washington's Former Orchards

OPB | Oct. 27, 2015

Levels of lead and arsenic in some Eastern Washington properties are high above state-mandated levels, but the problem isn't being fixed quickly.

Warm Springs Tribes "Recovering Voices" In D.C.

OPB | Sept. 22, 2015

Members of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs took advantage of a grant from the Smithsonian to go to the museum and access tribal artifacts.

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.

Josephine County GMO Ban Takes Effect — Kind Of

OPB | Sept. 04, 2015

Earlier this year, voters rejected a public safety levy that would increase funding for the cash-strapped Josephine County Sheriff's Office. Without those resources, the ban lacks any kind of enforcement teeth.

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.

Exhibit Looks At Impact of Riot Grrrl

OPB | Sept. 02, 2015

A new exhibit at PNCA looks at the lasting impacts of the Riot Grrrl movement on artists.

Mt. Hood Or Wy'east?

OPB | Sept. 01, 2015

We discuss the origin of the name of Mt. Hood and explore Wy'east, which has long been thought to be a Native American name for the mountain.

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.

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.

'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.