OPB | May 09, 2016
We talk about the commodification of feminism, and the power of music.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
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.
OPB | 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 | Sept. 15, 2015
OPB Music curated and filmed a series of concerts at Mississippi Studios last year. Those concerts are now on TV.
OPB | 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.
OPB | Sept. 02, 2015
A new exhibit at PNCA looks at the lasting impacts of the Riot Grrrl movement on artists.
OPB | Aug. 26, 2015
The Britt Music and Arts Festival has commissioned composer Michael Gordon to create a piece of music evoking Oregon's iconic national park.
OPB | Aug. 20, 2015
This year, Willamette Week's annual music festival features 22 bands with a mix of local and national acts.
OPB | July 03, 2015
American Music Program's national award-winning Pacific Crest Jazz Orchestra comes to the OPB studios.
OPB | March 26, 2015
THURSDAY: Boise's Treefort Music Fest, now in its fourth year, kicked off this week.
OPB | March 19, 2015
THURSDAY: The Wrecking Crew was a group of musicians in the 1960s and '70s that played on some of the biggest hits of the era, but remain relatively unknown.
OPB | Jan. 27, 2015
TUESDAY: 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.
OPB | Dec. 17, 2014
WEDNESDAY: Following an incident at a club earlier this year, Portland’s Independent Police Review Division is making recommendations to improve the relationship between police and local hip hop artists.
OPB | Nov. 28, 2014
FRIDAY: Kishi Bashi brought his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his recent album Lighght.
OPB | Aug. 26, 2014
TUESDAY: Portland-born Harry Smith's influential Anthology of American Folk Music was reissued this year by Portland's Mississippi Records.
OPB | Aug. 11, 2014
MONDAY: Greg Kot and Jim Derogatis, hosts of the public radio show Sound Opinions, join us to pick a few local selections for their Desert Island Jukebox.
OPB | July 22, 2014
TUESDAY: For the last two years, the Oregon Children's Theater has encourages young people to write plays about bullies and bullying.