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Remembering Rick Bartow, The Soulful Sounds of Seinabo Sey And An Indie Choir Collaboration

OPB | April 9, 2016 8 a.m.

State of Wonder: A bold, iconic NW painter passed this week; the Swedish soulful pop sensation stops by the studio; indie band AU teams up with 155 student voices; Oregon Ballet Theatre takes on death and aging — and more.

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What's Funny About Portland With Shelley McLendon

OPB | March 26, 2016 noon

Comedian Shelley McLendon introduces us to her sister Wendi McLendon-Covey (of "Bridesmaid" and "The Goldbergs") and her new comedy venue, the Siren Theater. Then she tests our producer's improv mettle and cracks us up with two sketches.

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Esperanza Spalding, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Artists Rep And Sharon Olds Rock Our Rhythm This Week

OPB | March 19, 2016 9 a.m.

We check out an explosive set by Thao & the Get Down Stay Down — and an explosive show at Artists Rep. Plus, libraries that check out 3-D printers, Portland writer Margaret Malone's PEN nomination, a Bullseye update and more.

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Songwriter M. Ward, Poet Robin Coste Lewis, Portland Comedians' Farewell And More

OPB | March 5, 2016 noon

M. Ward dreams of babies, Robin Coste Lewis electrifies with her poetry and two Portland stand-up stars say goodbye.

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Portland Artists Remember Harper Lee, Comics Go Mobile, And Deep Sea Diver Plays From The Heart

OPB | Feb. 27, 2016 noon

State of Wonder, Feb. 27: Ursula K. Le Guin on Harper Lee, the mayoral candidates show us their ideal neighborhoods, St─ôla Comics new mobile subscription plan, the Southern Gothic horror stories of "Harrow County," and more.

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Sex And Death, Sight And Slender Man, And Cops Learning From Comedians

OPB | Feb. 20, 2016 noon

State of Wonder, Feb. 20: the hip-hop-classical duo Black Violin, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's two very different new docs, James Canfield and Nicolo Fonte on choreographing for Oregon Ballet Theatre, and the Hillsboro police department doing improv with Curious Comedy Theater, and more.

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The Dangers Of Art Glass And The Dangerous Art Of Pussy Riot

OPB | Feb. 13, 2016 noon

State of Wonder, Feb. 13: Pussy Riot, Cheryl Strayed & Diana Nyad, Bullseye Glass, the remix artist RAC takes us through his Grammy-nominated song and more

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Stars and Starchitects: Todd Hanyes on 'Carol' and David Bowie, Kengo Kuma on the New Portland Japanese Garden

OPB | Feb. 6, 2016 noon

Feb. 6: Director Todd Haynes talks about his attraction to "Carol," guest columnist Randy Gragg introduces us to architect Kengo Kuma and his Japanese Garden project, and Disjecta announces the artists in the Portland2016 Biennial.

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Heroes, Forever and Ever: Bowie Remembered, Doctor Fate Reborn and More

OPB | Jan. 16, 2016 noon

This week on State of Wonder: Oregonians mourn the death of a legend (including some who shared his stage); a Portland artist helps reboot DC Comics’ Dr. Fate, and a blind but colorful painter in Wallowa County invites us into his studio.

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XX Factor: Bitch Planet, Lily Tomlin, Oregon Story Board And More

OPB | Jan. 9, 2016 noon | Portland

This week's show features lady trailblazers, plus a couple of updates on stories from last year. We checked in to see what happened after the tape stopped rolling.