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The Funniest Thing In Portland With Shelley McLendon

OPB | July 23, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, comedian Shelley McLendon introduces us to Portland's scrappy improv scene and her sister, the comedian Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaid," "The Goldbergs"), in preview of the Stumptown Improv Festival.

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Somebody Do Something: Portland Artists Respond To Baton Rouge, Minneapolis And Dallas

OPB | July 16, 2016 noon

State of Wonder spends the hour exploring how the region's actors, hip-hop artists, writers and others are using art to work through racial justice and the recent shootings.

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Artist Displacement | Sherman Alexie | Science of Music

OPB | July 2, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we hear about artists who have been displaced from the Troy Laundry building, why OHSU neuroscientist Larry Sherman thinks every brain needs music, what Sherman Alexie's inspiration was for his new book and more.

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Peter Sagal | Mary Roach | Darcelle XV Documentary

OPB | June 18, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, Peter Sagal takes us behind the scenes on "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me," writer Mary Roach talks maggots and penis transplants, author Lindsey West takes on the Internet trolls, and a Portland-based distributor leaves hundreds of music labels in the lurch.

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Summer Cannibals | Comics For All | Architect Brad Cloepfil | The Lost Boys Of Portlandia

OPB | June 11, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, we check out Portland’s most welcoming new comic book shop, jam to the Summer Cannibals, continue our conversation with Brad Cloepfil on the state of Portland architecture and more.

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Teens Take A Step Back In Time To Create Silent Films

OPB | June 4, 2016 10 a.m.

Whether working with 8mm or cell phones and CGI, youth from around the world compete at the International Youth Silent Film Festival at the Hollywood Theater.

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Summer Pot Parties Up In Smoke | Comedian Curtis Cook | Secret Life of Tour Managers

OPB | May 28, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder, the city's plans to enforce pot policy puts many marijuana-related events on hold, the comedian Curtis Cook talks about what it takes to be brave and writer Andi Zeisler discusses the commodification of feminism and more.

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Comedy Showcase At We Work Portland Builds Bridge

OPB | May 28, 2016 8:15 a.m. | Portland

Showcase marries new economy business with top Portland comedy talent.

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Curtis Cook Throws Curveballs

OPB | May 28, 2016 8:15 a.m. | Portland

Comedian Curtis Cook excels at a kind of curveball - unassuming riffs that quietly steer you right where he wants you.

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PSU Chamber Choir Meets Eriks Esenvalds' Haunting Music

OPB | May 18, 2016 5:30 p.m.

Portland State University's internationally acclaimed choir celebrates its 40th anniversary May 22 with a U.S. premiere and the first U.S. recording of Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds' work.