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Forest Service Responds | Woody Guthrie In The Pacific Northewest

OPB | 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 | Aug. 02, 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 | 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 | May 09, 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 | 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 | 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 | 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.

Oregon Orchestras Soundtrack Halloween Movies

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 Music's Stagepass Series

OPB | 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 | 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. 

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.

Composer To Create Music Inspired By Crater Lake

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.

MusicfestNW Returns To Waterfront Park

OPB | Aug. 20, 2015

This year, Willamette Week's annual music festival features 22 bands with a mix of local and national acts.

'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.

Vinyl Lovers Rejoice

OPB | June 04, 2015

A new record pressing plant opened in Portland last week.

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.  

REBROADCAST: The Wrecking Crew

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.

Portland Musician Turns To Prose With New Memoir

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. 

Report Examines Portland Police's Relationship With Hip Hop Artists

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.

Interview And In-Studio Performance From Kishi Bashi

OPB | Nov. 28, 2014

FRIDAY: Kishi Bashi brought his solo act to OPB to perform songs from his recent album Lighght.