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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.

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The Not-So-Secret BDSM History Of Wonder Woman

OPB | May 26, 2017 6:45 p.m.

How the Amazing Amazon's creator built in plenty of less-than-subtle references to kink.

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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.

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Prince's Unreleased Album | Puppet Master Michael Curry And The Oregon Symphony | Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Immigrant Medea

OPB | May 13, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," the puppet genius behind "The Lion King" and the Olympics, a new telling of Shakespeare's tragedy, the incredible pipes of Kelli Shaefer and more.

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Solar Eclipse Or Bust: Small Oregon Towns Grapple With How To Prepare For Thousands

OPB | May 5, 2017 6 p.m. | Spray, Oregon

The town of Spray, population 160, is bracing for 10,000 visitors and wondering, how do you begin to feed and house that many?

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Colson Whitehead And Yaa Gyasi | Oregon Eclipse | Flintstones Revamped | Overlook Horror Fest

OPB | May 6, 2017 noon

This week on "State of Wonder," we look into the madness already surrounding August's eclipse, Oregon's a dark revamp of the Flintstones, and an even darker new horror film fest at Timberline Lodge.

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Portland Animation Artists Share Their Favorite Films

OPB | May 2, 2017 12:34 p.m. | Trevyn Savage

Some of Oregon's top animators talk about the films that inform their creations.

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

The Archive Project - Elmore Leonard

OPB | May 3, 2017 9 p.m.

On this episode of "Literary Arts: The Archive Project," Elmore Leonard shares humorous and telling letters from his readers and discusses the differences between readers, writers, and characters.

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Design Week Special: Redesigning Portland With Quin Candy, Maya Lin And More

OPB | April 29, 2017 noon | Portland

This week on "State of Wonder," we dive into the bubbling cauldron of Portland design. From streetwear to downtown Portland to sporting goods to candy, everything's on the drawing board.

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Solange And Soul'd Out | Chuck Close In Pendleton | Wild Ones | Portland Art Museum

OPB | April 15, 2017 noon

This week's "State of Wonder" has great art, great soul and great authors, all wrapped up in phyllo dough and covered in honey.