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Moda | History Of The Piano | Romeo And Juliet Redux

OPB | Broadcast: July 20, 2017

Local insurer Moda tells us what federal health care repeal efforts mean for business. Also, the history of the piano (plus some music!), and a different origin story for Romeo and Juliet.

News Roundtable | Rainbow Gathering | Summer Music

OPB | Broadcast: June 30, 2017

We talk about big stories of the week on our news roundtable and hear about the Rainbow Gathering this weekend in Eastern Oregon as well as some summer music highlights. 

Portland's Emergency Response | Left Lane Law | Dahlak Brathwaite

OPB | Broadcast: April 19, 2017

How can Portland's emergency response improve? Should the left lane on the highway be restricted to passing only? Then, we talk with hip-hop artist Dahlak Brathwaite.

Talking Business | Disability Rights Lawsuit | Soul'd Out 2017

OPB | Broadcast: April 18, 2017

We get business news from the editor of the "Portland Business Journal," then turn to a new lawsuit brought by disability rights advocates. We end the hour with a preview of the Soul'd Out music festival.

Death With Dignity Report | Elliott Smith Reissue | Yemeni Nobel Peace Prize Winner

OPB | Broadcast: April 6, 2017

A new report on Death With Dignity, the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, and a concert to celebrate the remastered edition of Elliott Smith's classic album "Either/Or."

Child Welfare Report | Steve Novick's Recommendations For Portland | Klamath Falls Organ

OPB | Broadcast: April 4, 2017

A new report offers a grim look at Oregon's child welfare system. A former Portland commissioner offers a vision for how to fix city hall. A church in Klamath Falls gets an organ it has been waiting for for nearly 100 years.

Music Inspired By The Forest | Cycling In The Forest | Playing Music In The Forest

OPB | Broadcast: April 3, 2017

Musician DJ Spooky was inspired by time he spent in the Western Cascades. Portland has a new plan for off-road cycling throughout the city. And jazz musician Darrell Grant performed music in Elliot State Forest. 

Tribes Bury 'The Ancient One' | Grammy Winner Andre Allen Anjos | Oregon Promise

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 22, 2017

We hear about the Native American ceremony burying the ancient bones found in 1996 near Kennewick, WA; we talk remixes with a Grammy-winning Portland musician; and we find out the winners and losers behind free community college.

News Roundtable | Lost Woody Guthrie Vanport Song | Rural Healthcare

OPB | Broadcast: Jan. 13, 2017

We talk about some big stories with our news roundtable, hear about a recently resurfaced Woody Guthrie song about the Vanport flood, and learn about some of unique challenges in administering healthcare in rural areas.

Election Bet | Death Penalty: Aba Gayle | Jimmy Mak's Closing

OPB | Broadcast: Dec. 19, 2016

We hear about crossing political boundaries through Twitter, speak to a Silverton resident who opposes the death penalty and discuss the last days of Portland jazz club Jimmy Mak's.

Forest Service Responds | Woody Guthrie In The Pacific Northewest

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 18, 2016

The US Forest Service responds to our interview with Oregonian reporters about their Canyon Creek fire investigation. And KEXP DJ Greg Vandy about Woody Guthrie's time in our neck of the woods.

New Blue Pigment | Hiking The Triple Crown | Music Inspired By Crater Lake

OPB | Broadcast: Aug. 2, 2016

We hear about a new blue pigment created at Oregon State University, one man attempting to complete the "Triple Crown of hiking" in one year, and music inspired by Crater Lake.

Firefighters Under Fire | Your Brain On Music | Harney County Election | Immigration Lawsuit

OPB | Broadcast: June 29, 2016

Harney County Judge Steve Grasty survived a recall election, a class action lawsuit on behalf of unaccompanied immigrant minors moves forward, firefighters in Southern Oregon are under attack for enforcing laws, and OHSU neuroscientist explains the connections between the brain and music.

Feminism Commodified | Tiny Desk's Bob Boilen

OPB | Broadcast: May 9, 2016

We talk about the commodification of feminism, and the power of music.

Rent Control | Rural Organizing Project Threats | Soul'd Out | Regional Roundup

OPB | Broadcast: April 13, 2016

We ask whether rent control would actually help keep rents down. We learn about the recent threats and intimidation against a group facilitating conversations about race in rural areas of Oregon. We continue our Regional Roundup series, checking in with the Central Oregonian in Prineville. And we learn about the best bets for this week’s Soul’d Out music festival in Portland.

News Roundtable: Feb. 19, 2016 | Hemp Bill | Young Jazz Composers

OPB | Broadcast: Feb. 19, 2016

We take on the week's big news stories with our rotating panel of news watchers. Then we hear from a young jazz composer (and her mentor) about what it's like to compose music for the Portland Jazz Composer's Ensemble.

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.

Oregon Orchestras Soundtrack Halloween Movies

OPB | Broadcast: Oct. 30, 2015

On Friday night, the Oregon Symphony and the Oregon East Symphony are performing live soundtracks to "The Nightmare Before Christmas," and "Nosforatu," respectively.

OPB Music's Stagepass Series

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 15, 2015

OPB Music curated and filmed a series of concerts at Mississippi Studios last year. Those concerts are now on TV.

Rebroadcast: Nick Jaina's Memoir And Music

OPB | Broadcast: Sept. 17, 2015

Singer-songwriter Nick Jaina's memoir "Get It While You Can" is a meditation on fear, freedom, heartbreak, and what it means to be a successful artist.