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Beth Ditto | The Slants | Thara Memory

OPB | June 24, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," singer Beth Ditto breaks out from her band Gossip, the Slants gets their big day at the Supreme Court, and we look back on Thara Memory's complicated legacy.

News | Books | Politics | Think Out Loud

Al Franken: 'Giant Of The Senate'

OPB | June 23, 2017 noon

Comedian turned U.S. Senator Al Franken spoke to a packed audience in Portland about his new memoir, "Al Franken, Giant of the Senate."

Arts | Books | State of Wonder

Comics Creators Kurt Busiek And Ben Dewey On 'Autumnlands'

OPB | June 17, 2017 9:45 a.m.

Kurt Busiek's new fantasy comic book, "Autumnlands," imagines a future world ruled by magic-wielding anthropomorphized animals.

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Portland's New Jazz Club | Ghost Ship Fire | Lee Kelly | Kurt Busiek

OPB | June 17, 2017 noon

This week on “State of Wonder,” shake off your June gloom with the magical animals of "Autumnlands," the music of Animal Eyes, the drag art of Kaj-Anne Pepper and all that jazz at new music joint Jack London Revue.

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Portland Author Lidia Yuknavitch's Interstellar Joan Of Arc

OPB | June 6, 2017 11:15 a.m. | Portland

Portland author Lidia Yuknavitch borrows from the future and the past with her new post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel "The Book of Joan."

News | Arts | Books | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - David Remnick

OPB | May 31, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," David Remnick, Editor of "The New Yorker" and host of "The New Yorker Radio Hour" on OPB, shares humorous personal stories from his his career in journalism.

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Reacting To This Weekend's Violent Attack | Remembering Brian Doyle

OPB | May 30, 2017 noon

We talk about the what this weekend's attacks mean for Portland. And we remember Oregon author Brian Doyle, who died on Saturday.

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Wonder Woman | Edward Albee and the Casting Dilemma | Tank and the Bangas | Teaching With Holograms

OPB | May 27, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we bring your wildest dreams to life with a healthy dose of Wonder Woman, a new education project using augmented reality, and the surprisingly sweet story behind "The Simpsons" Krusty the Clown.

Health | Books | Science | Literary Arts: The Archive Project

The Archive Project - Siddhartha Mukherjee

OPB | May 24, 2017 9 p.m.

Tonight, Siddhartha Mukherjee recounts the history of genetic science and discovery, and explores the implications of modern genetic research. 

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Lindy West | Paul Simon Bio By Peter Ames Carlin | Rivka Galchen

OPB | May 20, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we're weaving a literary quilt with conversations from our favorite authors from last year's Wordstock.