OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
OPB | 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.