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The Decemberists As Offa Rex | Tracy K. Smith | DaVinci Days | Bend Arts Center

OPB | July 15, 2017 noon

This week on State of Wonder, singer Olivia Chaney and the Decemberists' Colin Meloy share their new collaboration, Offa Rex. Plus, U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a visit to a new post in Central Oregon's arts scene.

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Billboards | Girls Build | Marijuana Tourism In Oregon

OPB | July 6, 2017 noon | Portland

A Portland summer camp teaches girls to use power tools. Also, an appeals court ruling may change the kinds of billboards we see in Oregon. And how has legal marijuana affected tourism in the state?

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Oregon Ballet Tackles Ballet's Gender Problem

OPB | June 29, 2017 11:29 a.m. | Portland

Ballet companies are full of women, but most dances are choreographed by men. Oregon Ballet Theatre is trying to fix that with a new competition.

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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.

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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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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?