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The Archive Project - Maxine Hong Kingston

OPB | Aug. 24, 2016 9 p.m.

This episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features Maxine Hong Kingston. Join us as she reflects on life after the fire that burned most of her belongings and writings, including her in-progress Book of Peace.  

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New Music From Blind Pilot and Joseph | Classical Music Meets Silent Disco | Sista In The Brotherhood

OPB | Aug. 20, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Blind Pilot on the loss that inspired their new album, the golden harmonies of Joseph, a star-studded classical concert series at some of the regions most stunning outdoor sites and more.

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Actors Jesse Eisenberg And Wendell Pierce On Their First Books

OPB | Aug. 13, 2016 noon

Actors Jesse Eisenberg and Wendell Pierce talk about jumping from the big screen to the page with stories of comedy and post-Katrina New Orleans, respectively. Plus, Alicia Jo Rabin reads mystical poetry and plays a little music.

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The Archive Project - Terrance Hayes

OPB | Aug. 3, 2016 9 p.m.

This episode of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features poet Terrance Hayes. He reads and discusses his poems, commenting on race, the South, and his own life.

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State Of Wonder's Arts Roadtrip

OPB | July 30, 2016 noon | Portland

State of Wonder brings the vacation to you with Disjecta's Portland2016 Biennial, a trip to the LH Project ceramics residency in the Wallowas, a trip through Hells Canyon with writer Pamela Royes and more.

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Portland Writer Melanie Alldritt Doesn’t Want to Be Beautiful: She Wants To Speak

OPB | July 18, 2016 7:45 p.m.

The young writer works through her experiences as a black women, as well as the recent shootings, through her writing.

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Writing Outside The I-5 Corridor At The Summer Fishtrap Gathering

OPB | July 9, 2016 noon

State of Wonder travels to the Wallowas for a live show at the annual gathering about writing and the West, with guests Timothy Egan, Erika Wurth, Kim Stafford, Sherwin Bitsui and more.

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Artist Displacement | Sherman Alexie | Science of Music

OPB | July 2, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we hear about artists who have been displaced from the Troy Laundry building, why OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman thinks every brain needs music, what Sherman Alexie's inspiration was for his new book and more.

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Peter Sagal | Mary Roach | Darcelle XV Documentary

OPB | June 18, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Peter Sagal takes us behind the scenes on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me," writer Mary Roach talks maggots and penis transplants, author Lindsey West takes on the Internet trolls, and a Portland-based distributor leaves hundreds of music labels in the lurch.

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The Archive Project - Ruth Ozeki

OPB | June 15, 2016 9 p.m.

Episode 25 of Literary Arts: The Archive Project features writer Ruth Ozeki. With wisdom and humor, Ozeki discusses writing her novel and the nature of time itself, contending that we need to shift how we experience time. (This episode first aired April 22, 2015.)