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Portland Producer Backs 'Hamilton' | Response To Ta-Nehisi Coates | Percussionist Colin Currie | Eastmoreland Controversy

OPB | Oct. 22, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Woody Guthrie's unknown time in Oregon, how a hometown girl became a producer on some of Broadway's biggest hits and a knockout percussionist plays our studio — literally.

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From 'Hamilton' To 'Hedwig,' Portland Producer Makes It Big On Broadway Musicals

OPB | Oct. 21, 2016 3:33 p.m. | Portland

Brisa Trinchero soared from Tigard's Broadway Rose Theatre to Broadway, where she's backed Tony-winning musicals from "The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess" and "Pippin" to "Evita" and "Peter & The Star Catcher."

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Endorsements | Transgender In Prison | August Wilson's Widow

OPB | Oct. 24, 2016 noon

Three newspaper editors tell us who their papers endorsed, and why. Also, we learn about the treatment of transgender people in prison, and we talk to playwright August Wilson's widow about his autobiographical play, now running in Portland.

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The Archive Project - Jesse Eisenberg

OPB | Oct. 19, 2016 9 p.m.

Tonight on Literary Arts: The Archive Project, Academy Award-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg presents his fiction debut, "Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories", at the 2015 Wordstock Festival.

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Love Burns Bright At Profile Theatre

OPB | Oct. 15, 2016 10:22 a.m.

"Bright Half Life" is the rapid-fire story of two women falling in and out of love over 45 years, told in a remarkable non-linear style by playwright Tanya Barfield.

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Playwright Tanya Barfield's Homecoming Season

OPB | Oct. 15, 2016 noon

Tanya Barfield's plays have been performed around the country, but never in Portland. Until now. State of Wonder spends the hour exploring the city and the theater through Barfield's eyes.

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Drive-By Truckers | Art Museum Expansion | Tin House Fiction Contest | Malia Jensen

OPB | Oct. 8, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we meet southern rock's philosopher kings, the Drive-By Truckers; visual artist Malia Jensen; PNCA's new president; and the fantastic ceramicist Chris Antemann.

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Drag Queens And Indians, Or What Cher And Peter Pan Have In Common

OPB | Sept. 21, 2016 3:19 p.m.

Best known as drag clown Carla Rossi, artist Anthony Hudson loses the wig for a show about how pop culture formed his identity as a half-Native American, half-white kid in small town Oregon.

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Where Art And Science Collide | Skyscrapers Made of Wood | The Minders

OPB | Sept. 17, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we take a trip to a residency program that welcomes artists and scientists, look into a technology that wants to revolutionize how buildings are built, listen to The Minders' first album in ten years and talk gentrification with artist Sharita Towne.

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'The Gun Show' Enters The Gun Rights Debate With Humor And Heartbreak

OPB | Sept. 9, 2016 5:01 p.m. | Portland

E.M. Lewis tells five stories from her life that capture every side of the debate, from growing up with guns to being held at gunpoint.