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Portland Choreographers Strive To Make Traditional Dance Contemporary

OPB | Jan. 15, 2017 12:15 p.m. | Portland

Subashini Ganesan and Oluyinka Akinjiola discuss their new work, identity, and what it means to stand and face 2017.

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A Fragile Year: Portland Art Glass Maker Uroboros' Founder On Selling His Business

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 11:45 a.m. | Portland

Amid regulatory crackdown on Northwest glass makers, Eric Lovell transfers the business to California-based Oceanside GlassTile.

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Design, Planning And New Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler

OPB | Jan. 7, 2017 10:57 a.m.

We listen back to what Ted Wheeler said as a candidate about his arts agenda for Portland, and learn about what design, architecture and planning challenges lie ahead during Wheeler's tenure.

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The Archive Project - Louise Erdrich

OPB | Jan. 4, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project", Ojibwe writer Louise Erdrich reflects on 16 years of owning her bookstore, Birchbark Books & Native Arts. 

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On The Road: Hoofing It On Sandy Boulevard

OPB | Dec. 22, 2016 noon | Sandy Boulevard

We wanted to get a better feel for Portland's own Sandy Boulevard. And so we decided to walk it — all the way from its origin, near the corner of SE 7th and Alder, to The Grotto, out at NE 85th.  

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News Roundtable | Charlie Hales Exit Interview

OPB | Dec. 23, 2016 noon

Our news roundtable takes up some of the biggest news of the week, and Portland mayor Charlie Hales joins us for his last interview in that job.

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Jimmy Mak's Jazz Club Closing After 20 Years

OPB | Dec. 19, 2016 noon

Jimmy Mak's jazz club is closing at the end of the year. We speak to the bar manager about the legacy of the club and a musician who is playing there on the last night—New Year’s Eve.

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Oregon Building Leads Nation With Crowdfunded Construction And Psychedelic Design

OPB | Dec. 2, 2016 12:56 p.m.

The Fair-Haired Dumbbell is the first Oregon building to solicit investments from the crowd under new regulations laid out by the JOBS Act, and perhaps the first in the U.S.

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Panhandling Laws | Transportation Funding | Revolution Fundamentals

OPB | Nov. 30, 2016 noon

New laws in several Oregon cities make giving money to panhandlers illegal. Also, will the legislature compromise on transportation funding? And if marches and protests don't have any effect, how will social change happen?

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Disjecta's Director Ousted | Hari Kondabolu | Roger Hobbs RIP | Portland Through The Skanner's Photography

OPB | Nov. 26, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, seismic upheaval at Disjecta, the passing of a dapper young author with a penchant for the criminal, years of Skanner photography from Julie Keefe, and a comedian who makes the political deeply funny.